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Bachelor studies Geology

Einführung in die Umweltgeologie (Introduction to Environmental Geology)
3 ECTS, content: interaction of human activities and the geological situation, natural and anthropogene cycles, environmental impact

Grundlagen der Hydrogeologie (Basics of Hydrogeology)
3 ECTS, content: water cycle, aquifer types, groundwater dynamics, regional and applied hydrogeology

Umwelt-und Wasserrecht( Environmental laws and water legislation) 
1,5 ECTS, content: basics and application of environmental laws in geological practice

Geologische Kartierungsübungen (Exercises in geological mapping - for beginners)
3 ECTS, content: basics of geological and hydrogeological field work in various alpine environments

Geologische Kartierungsübungen - Bachelorkartierung (advanced exercises in geological mapping)
3 ECTS, content: supervision of geological mapping activities for the Bachelor Thesis  

Hydrogeologische Übungen (Hydrogeological exercises) 
1,5 ECTS, content: Introduction to the hydrogeological methods and the use of field and laboratory devices

Currently all lectures and exercises are hold in German



Geologcial mapping Rauriser Sonnblick 2013

Geological mapping Asten (Oberkärnten) 2011

Master studies Geology

Umweltgeologie II (Environmental Geology II)
3 ECTS, content: Environmental pollutants, groundwater protection, investigations and remediation of brownfields

Übungen zur Umweltgeologie (Exercises in Environmental Geology II)
3 ECTS, content: Basics in hydrochemistry and hydrochemical modelling with PHREEQC

Umweltgeologische Projektstudie (Environmental Geology project) (currently not available)
3 ECTS, content: practical application of the contents of the lecture and exercises in Environmental Geology by means of an example - brownfield investigations


Hydrogeologische Modellierung,  (Hydrogeological modeling)  (Groundwater modelling, with Dr. Johann Genser)
3 ECTS, content: groundwater dynamics and transport modeling

Stadtgeologie (Urban Geology)
3 ECTS, content: special geological challenge, artificial ground

Currently all lectures and exercises are hold in German


Field trips


Hydrogeologische Exkursion (Hydrogeological field trip) (with Dr. Rainer Braunstingl)
1,5 ECTS (annual), content: various aquifer types in the vicinity of Salzburg and Bad Reichenhall and their characteristics, impact on various approaches for providing drinking water  


Geologische Auslandsexkursion Oman (Geological field trip to Oman) (with Dr. Hans-Peter Steyrer)
3 ECTS, september 2011, content: Ophiolite complex, passive continental margin, desert phenomena, hydrogeology and water supply in aride regions

Geologische Auslandsexkursion Jordanien (Geological field trip to Jordan) (with Dr. Hans-Peter Steyrer)
3 ECTS, febuary 2015, content: Rift valley, basalt plateau, desert phenomena, hydrogeology and water supply in aride regions

Geologische Auslandsexkursion Südafrika (Geological field trip to South Africa) (with Dr. Hans-Peter Steyrer)
3 ECTS, febuary 2018, content: greenstones belts, Bushveld complex, mining geology,  acid mine drainage, Vredefort impact, hydrogeology and water supply in aride regions, cradle of humankind



hot spring in Oman, 2011

water channels, Siq of Petra, Jordan 2015


banded iron formations, Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa 2018

acid mine drainage - major environmental problem related to coal mining acivities, East of Johannesburg, South Africa, 2018

Didactics in Biology and Environmental Science

Interdisziplinäres Projekt (IP) Mensch und Geologie (Interdisciplinary project - human and geology) (with Prof. Dr. Ulrike Unterbruner) (currently not available)
6 ECTS, content: didactics in environmental geology, preparation and application of teaching materials  


Ringvorlesung Biologie als Wissenschaft vom Leben (Lecture series "biology as a life science") (with several colleagues from biology and geology)
3 ECTS,  content: Overview of the complete degree program, part environmental geology

Bioplanet Erde (VO) (Lecture Bioplanet Earth) (with Prof. Dr. Franz Neubauer and Prof. Dr. Jörg Robl)
3 ECTS, content: Basics of endogene and exogene Geology, history of Earth

Nachhaltigkeit und Naturschutz (VO) (Lecture Sustainability and Protection of Nature) (with several colleagues from biology and history)
3 ECTS, content: overview of sustainability aspects in biology and geology

Themen der Naturwissenschaftlichen Geographie für den Unterricht (Topics of geografical science at school)
3ECTS, content: geografical education for teachers


Short Courses

Hydrochemical Modelling with PHREEQC
Short course at the meeting of International Association of Mathematical Geology IAMG, 2011, Salzburg
Content: introduction to the main applications of the free software PHREEQC by means of examples and exercises