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Prof. Dr. Heinz Veit



Room: 413

Phone: +41 (0)31 631 85 61
Fax: +41 (0)31 631 85 11

E-mail: veit@giub.unibe.ch

Secretary:

Marlis Röthlisberger
Isabella Geisbühler

Phone: +41 (0)31 631 88 59
Fax: +41 (0)31 631 85 11

 

Curriculum Vitae

• 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
 


Professional Positions

* 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)

Research Interests

* Geomorphology
* Soil science
* Palaeoecology

Research Areas

* South America
Tropical rain forest: Bolivia, Brazil
Andes: Chile, Argentina, Bolivia
* Europe: Switzerland, Germany, Austria

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