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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


Heinz Veit, born 06.09.1956, studied Geography, Geology, Soil Science and Botany in Frankfurt (Germany). After his diploma thesis, which dealed with quaternary soil and landscape development in Southern Brazil, he moved to the University of Bayreuth in 1983. There, he focused his work on the palaeoecology of the Eastern Alps (Ph.D in 1987). From 1987-1991, he worked as visiting professor at the University of La Serena (Chile), funded by the DAAD and the 'Alexander von Humboldt'-foundation. There, he focused his studies on the palaeoecology of the Central Andes in Chile and Argentina. After his 'habilitation' in Bayreuth (1995) he moved to the Geographical Institute in Bern (Switzerland, 1996) as a full professor for Physical Geography.


Professional Positions

* President of the Swiss Interacademic Commission for Alpine Studies (ICAS; since 2005)
* 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
* Africa:
Tropical rain forest: Cameroon

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