MGM 2021

Mid-European Geomorphology Meeting 2021: Nov. 6-9, Munich

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November 6.-9. 2021
Mitgliederversammlung Arbeitskreis Geomorphologie: 5. November
Scientific Sessions: 6./7. November
Post Conference Field Trip: 8./9. November

Mid-European Geomorphology Meeting:

Austria and Switzerland are engaged in the scientific organising committee with their national presidents Prof. Jan-Christoph Otto (A) and Prof. Cristian Scapozza (CH) and are partner countries in the meeting.

Hybrid Conference

The conference will be hybrid with people attending in person but also virtually. Presenters are expected to take part in person.


6./7.11. Conference in Munich at the TUM

Optimistic Assumption & Flexibility:

Vaccination is successfully accomplished in Germany, Austria and Switzerland until end of September according to the governmental plans and scientific meetings are again allowed. The present situation requires flexibility in terms of planning details and modi.

For people attending at TUM, 3G-rules (genesen (recovered)/ geimpft (vaccinated)/ getestet (tested)) apply and will be controlled at the entrance.

Post Conference Field Trip:

Fully booked!

Pleniglacial and lateglacial geomorphology around the Ammersee, Drumlin cluster Eberfing, Preserved lateglacial Geomorphology Osterseen and Andechs, Lateglacial Lake Development and development of Mid-Europes largest peat bog Murnauer Moos, Glacial Trough Valley Formation Oberau/Garmisch, Multiphase rock slope failure and avalanche Eibsee, Alpine Hazards and Karst Wetterstein Mountains, Glaciers an Permafrost at the Zugspitze.

Payment of approx. 130 € including Zugspitze cable car ticket and overnight stay (from 8. to 9.) with dinner and breakfast at the Schneefernerhaus must be done in cash at the conference. You can register for the field trip within the conference registration. Places are limited to 35 persons.

Details will be sent to the participants.

Scientific Sessions:

1 Conceptual
This format is focused on audience-driven discussion and includes short stimulating controversial talks. Coveners invite selected speakers for appealing talks – participants can submit posters to these sessions. No parallel sessions will be scheduled to these discussions.

  • 1.1 DISCUSSION: Changing Geomorphology: anticipating future trajectories of geomorphology (K. v. Elverfeldt, U. Klagenfurt; A. Lang, U. Salzburg, Niels Hovius, GFZ).
  • 1.2 DISCUSSION: Deciphering the history of geomorphology: How can a younger generation of geomorphologists profit from the understanding of the history of geomorphology? (U. Wardenga, Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde; W. Haeberli, U. Zürich; S. Harrison, U. Exeter).
  • 1.3 DISCUSSION: Education and communication of geomorphology in a changing climate, environment & society (A. Schöps, Head of School, JGG Waldkirchen, Advisor of the Bavarian Ministry of Education for the Curriculum design, Former head of the Assoc. of Bavarian School Geographers; A. Linsbauer, Geography Teacher Training UZH, scientific leader of “Expedition2Grad” a VR project on communicating climate change impacts at the Aletsch Glacier).
  • 1.4 DISCUSSION: Developing professional profiles for Geomorphology and anticipating future challenges on the job market (H.J. Laimer, GB Streckenmanagement und Anlagenentwicklung, Geotechnik und Naturgefahrenmanagement, ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG; M. Keuschnig, CEO GEORESEARCH, CTO Geoconsult Group).

2 Geomorphology in a changing climate and environment

  • 2.1 Alpine geomorphology in a changing climate and environment (O. Korup, U. Potsdam; J.-C. Otto, U. Salzburg).
  • 2.2 Coastal geomorphology in a changing climate and environment (A. Vött, U. Mainz; M. May, U. Köln; M. Engel, U. Köln).
  • 2.3 Fluvial geomorphology in a changing climate and environment (incl. “Gewässermorphologisches Kolloquium”) (T. Hoffmann, BfG).
  • 2.4 Dryland geomorphology in a changing climate and environment (O. Bubenzer, U. Heidelberg; F. Lehmkuhl, RWTH Aachen).
  • 2.5 Cold regions geomorphology and cryospheric systems in a changing climate and environment (I. Gärtner-Roer, U. Zürich).
  • 2.6 Quaternary geomorphological systems in a changing climate and environment (J. Völkel, TUM; G. Rhixon, U. Strasbourg; D. Sauer, U. Göttingen).
  • 2.7 Biogeomorphology in a changing climate and environment (J. Eichel, U. Utrecht; A. Larsen, U. Wageningen).
  • 2.8 Human-Environment Interaction in and before the Anthropocene (J. Meister, U. Würzburg; C. Zielhofer, U. Leipzig).
  • 2.9 Dynamic geomorphology: revealing rates of sediment erosion, transport & deposition over time (M. Marzen, U. Trier; O. Sass, U. Bayreuth; L. Schrott, U. Bonn).
  • 2.10 Deciphering and modelling long-term landscape evolution (E. Dietze, AWI Potsdam; S. Tofelde, U. Potsdam; A. Beer, U. Tübingen).
  • 2.11 Linking processes and archives: connectivity and coupled systems (R. Pöppl, U. Wien; J. Blöthe, U. Freiburg).
  • 2.12 Geomorphological hazards and risks (T. Glade, U. Wien; M. Keiler, UIBK).
  • 2.13 Geomorphological impacts on water, nutrient and carbon cycles (A. Bufe, GFZ; G. Winkler, U. Graz).

3 Methodological

  • 3.1 Advancing dating, geochemical and biomarker techniques in geomorphology (T. Reimann, U. Köln; R. Zech, U. Jena; M. Fuchs, Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF); B. Zolitschka, U. Bremen).
  • 3.2 Near surface geophysical methods in geomorphology (J. Buckel, TU Braunschweig; D. Dräbing; U. Bayreuth; M. Dietze, GFZ Potsdam).
  • 3.3 Novel modelling techniques and approaches in geomorphology (W. Schwanghart, U. Potsdam; A. Brenning, U. Jena; R. Ludwig, LMU).
  • 3.4 Experimental geomorphology (T. Iserloh, U. Trier; J. Turowski, GFZ; A. Voigtländer, GFZ).
  • 3.5 High-resolution and remote sensing methods to unravel Earth surface dynamics (A. Eltner, U. Dresden, T. Ullmann, U. Würzburg, K. Cook, GFZ).
  • 3.6 Big data in geomorphology (S. Kreutzer, U. Aberystwyth).

Submission closed.


Registration is closed.

We have reached the maximum number of 199 participants.
If you face any registration problems, please contact us via email.

Please note that registration is only complete after successful payment.

Payment details:
After filling the form linked above, you have to transfer the appropiate fee to the following bank account:

Technische Universität München
IBAN: DE10 700 500 000 000 024 866

IMPORTANT! You have to indicate the following reason for transfer, otherwise your money cannot be allocated:
“PK-Nr. 0002.0176.8934, *your email*”

Please understand that only bank transfer can be accepted (no credit cards). Your registration will be complete after successfull payment of the fee. We will try to send you an email with a payment confirmation/invoice within one week. This will confirm your registration. Students have to send a confirmation of their status to

120 € – regular fee
90 € – PhD-students
60 € – bachelor/ master students
30 € – virtual participation only


Find information on accomodation here.


Organising committee

Local organising committee at TUM:
Michael Krautblatter, Stephanie Schaidhammer, Ben Jacobs, Theresa Frimberger, Johannes Leinauer, Doris Hermle, Sibylle Knapp

International scientific organising committee:
Jan-Christoph Otto (Head Geomorph. AT, U. Salzburg), Cristian Scapozza (Head Schweizerische Geomorphologische Gesellschaft, U. Lugano), Michael Krautblatter (TUM, Head AK Geomorphologie), Sabine Kraushaar (U. Vienna), Markus Fuchs (U. Gießen), Elisabeth Dietze (AWI), Wolfgang Schwanghart (U. Potsdam), Andreas Lang (U Salzburg), Jan Blöthe (U. Freiburg), O. Sass (U. Bayreuth), Micha Dietze (GFZ Potsdam), Bertil Mächtle (U. Heidelberg), Julia Meister (U. Würzburg), Johannes Buckel (TU Braunschweig), Kirstin v. Elverfeldt (U. Klagenfurt), Stephanie Tofelde (U. Potsdam), Aaron Bufe (GFZ Potsdam), André Kirchner (U. Hildesheim)