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Prof. Dr. Andreas Wetzel

  • The history of Late Paleozoic basins in the Alps revealed from their sediment fill
  • The influence of basement structures on the development of the Mesozoic sedimentary cover in the Jura Mountains
  • Volume-balanced development of land surfaces
  • Flank uplift and erosion of the Rhinegraben rift in ist southern part: a quantitative approach
  • Volcanic ash depositon in the deep-sea: biogenic sedimentary structures document the response of the macrobenthos to the 1991 Pinatubo eruption
  • Comparative ichnology of flysch sequences in Switzerland and Poland


PhD Students

Achim Reisdorf

  • Liassic sediments of the Jura Mountains:
    Stratigraphy, biostratigraphy, sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, paleogeography, diagenesis, phosphorites, synsedimentary tectonic, taphonomy.

Sebastian Hinsken

  • Basin evolution of the southern Upper Rhine Graben – with special respect to the Palaeogene main rifting stage.

Stéphane Kock

  • Response of deposition and erosion processes to neotectonic activity in the Hochrhein area (Rhine river between Schaffhausen and Basel) and the southern Black Forest (Germany). Datation of gravely fluvial terraces.


Master/Diploma Students

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Dominic Wijker

  • Well data analysis on a 5 km deep bore hole.
  • Interpretation of gamma-log data for subsidence analysis.
  • 3D modelling of the underground of Basel.
  • Mapping in the Soja-Nappe, Tessin, Switzerland

 Geology -Paleontology
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 Department of Earth
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 University of Basel

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