The PI (Jörg Robl) leads the “Salzburg team”. He has experience in both: field work and numerical modeling. During the last 2 decades, Jörg Robl developed numerical codes that cover a wide range of processes acting at different spatial and temporal scales. Most of the numerical experiments (glacial erosion) are performed by Moritz Liebl (PhD – student).
The “Graz team” is directed by Kurt Stüwe who has been on the frontier of geosciences since decades in various fields from metamorphic petrology to field based geomorphology and has been involved with cosmogenic nuclide dating in cooperation with the laboratories at Potsdam and Glasgow over the last 10 years. Kurt is supported by Gerit Gradwohl (PhD – student), who is doing extensive field work and sample preparation for cosmogenic nuclide dating.
Dr. Derek Fabel has been part of the pioneering work developing the method of burial dating of cave sediments as a proxy for neotectonic surface processes. Derek is the head of the cosmogenic isotope analysis facility at SUERC in Glasgow (https://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/suerc/staff/fabelderek/). He will instruct PHD B in sample preparation for dating cosmogenic nuclides and accompany the entire dating workflow.
Prof. David Egholm from the Aarhus University is one of the leading experts in modelling erosional surface processes in cold climate conditions. The cooperation with David will include modeling glacial and periglacial processes in the Eastern Alps during the Pleistocene glaciation cycles and introducing PhD A to his numerical models (email@example.com).
Prof. Stefan Hergarten from the University of Freiburg has collaborated with the PI for more than a decade. The fruitful cooperation has resulted in series of publications. We will employ his novel landscape evolution code OpenLEM to describe the development of fluvial landscapes. The cooperation with Stefan includes technical issues such as model building and coding but also the geodynamic interpretation of model results (http://hergarten.at).
Dr. Lukas Plan from the Natural History Museum Vienna authored numerous publications on karst genesis, hydrology and speleology. Lukas Plan is one the most experienced speleologist in Austria and led several sampling campaigns for burial dating during the last ten years. Lukas will support the project to locate the best sampling spots for burial dating in cave system of the NCA (www.nhm-wien.ac.at/en/lukas_plan).