Prof. Dr. Heinz Veit

Vice-Director / Unit Leader Paleo-Geoecology

Paleo-Geoecology

Phone
+41 31 631 85 61
E-Mail
veit@giub.unibe.ch
Office
413
Postal Address
University of Bern
Institute of Geography
Paleo-Geoecology
Hallerstrasse 12
CH-3012 Bern
Consultation Hour
by agreement
  • 1977-1983: Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt. Studies in Geography, Soil science, Botany and Geology; Dipl. thesis: Relief, Gestein und Boden im Gebiet von Conceiçao dos Correias (S-Brasilien)
  • 1983-1987: Research assistant at the Geoecological Institute, University of Bayreuth
  • 1987: PhD, University of Bayreuth; PhD-thesis: Fluviale und solifluidale Morphodynamik des Spät- und Postglazials in einem zentralalpinen Flusseinzugsgebiet (südl. Hohe Tauern, Osttirol)
  • 1987: Visiting professor at the University of La Serena, Chile (funded by DAAD)
  • 1988-1991: Visiting professor at the University of La Serena, Chile (funded by Alexander von Humboldt-foundation)
  • 1991-1995: Research assistant at the Geoecological Institute, University of Bayreuth
  • 1995: Habilitation, University of Bayreuth; Jungquartäre Landschafts- und Klimaentwicklung am Südrand der Atacama (Norte Chico, Chile)
  • since 1996: Full Professor for Physical Geography (Paleo-Geoecology), University of Bern
  • President of the Swiss Interacademic Commission for Alpine Studies (ICAS; 2005-2014)
  • Head of the Physical Geography Department (since 2005)
  • President of the International Scientific Committee on Research in the Alps (ISCAR; 2005-2007)
  • Director of the Geographical Institute of Bern (2000-2004)
  • President of the Swiss Geographical Association (ASG; 1998-2004)
  • Geomorphology
  • Soil science
  • Palaeoecology
  • South America: Tropical rain forest (Bolivia, Brazil), Andes (Chile, Argentina, Bolivia)
  • Europe: Switzerland, Germany, Austria