News Archive


25 October 2019

Adrien Mestrot

Research article by Adrien Mestrot selected for 'Emerging Investigator Series'

Adrien Mestrot and Lorenz Gfeller’s article on mercury mobility and methylmercury formation in contaminated floodplain soils (10.7892/boris.134393) was selected for the Emerging Investigator Series of the journal Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts.

30 July 2019

Raphael Neukom im Fernsehen SRF

The climate is warming faster than it has in the last 2,000 years

In contrast to pre-industrial climate fluctuations, current, anthropogenic climate change is occurring across the whole world at the same time. In addition, the speed of global warming is higher than it has been in at least 2,000 years. That’s according to two studies led by Raphael Neukom from the Institute of Geography. A third paper from a team from the Institute of Geography shows that volcanoes shaped global climate before the onset of the anthropogenic influence. The three papers appeared simultaneously in «Nature» and «Nature Geoscience», respectively, and led to  media response at a global scale.

25 July 2019

Award for Carolin Schurr and Elisabeth Militz

Carolin Schurr and Elisabeth Militz have been awarded the Ashby prize for the most innovative papers published in the EPA: Economy and Space journal in the calendar year 2018 for their paper “The affective economy of transnational surrogacy.”

17 April 2019


PALEO-RA website is online

A comprehensive overview of the PALAEO-RA-project is now accessible online. On, we have compiled the most important information about the project, members, outcome, news and publications. A specific page will make available all the data from historical input data to simulations and reanalyses. Enjoy surfing: 

7 February 2019

Veronika Röthlisberger

We congratulate Veronika Röthlisberger on the ‹2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award›

Veronika Röthlisberger is the winner of the ‹2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award› of the Natural Hazards division of the European Geoscience Union EGU. She will receive the price for the contribution ‘Quantifying exposure: the influence of value estimation schemes (Röthlisberger, V.; Zischg, A.; Keiler, M.) during the next EGU meeting in Vienna in April 2019.
Further information: Link

4 February 2019

The Institute mourns the loss of Prof. em. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Bruno Messerli