Who we are

junge-geomorphologen-logoThe German Young Geomorphologists (Die Jungen Geomorphologen) are a sub-section of the German Society for Geomorphology. We are students, post-grads, and post-docs that are interested and/or engaged in geomorphologic research and related topics (e.g. geoarchaeology, geochronology, (palaeo)environmental research etc). Our goals are:

  • to create networking opportunities for early career scientists,
  • to provide a platform to discuss current issues of geomorphological research,
  • to provide an opportunity to present and discuss your projects, and
  • to present and represent the depth of the geomorphologic research in Germany,
  • to promote exchange and networking with international groups of young scientists.

We focus on providing a networking platform enabling early career scientists to communicate their ideas with likeminded people from different universities and research institutions. Additionally, we provide opportunities for students and early career scientists to present and discuss their projects and ideas, current developments in geomorphological research, and (new) techniques applied in field, laboratory and computer based research.

To support networking an annual Symposium of the Young Geomorphologists is held at varying locations throughout Germany. During this meeting members are encouraged to present their research projects and external speakers are invited for keynote-presentations on their respective fields of research. Besides arranging tutorials on various innovative methods, participants first and foremost shall be given an opportunity of benefitting from a cooperative exchange of ideas. The meetings provide a platform for open discussions on a wide range of problems that might have emerged within a particular research project.

The Young Geomorphologists are currently headed by Bastian Grimm (University of Mainz) and Doris Hermle (TU München). Their task is to represent the interests of the young geomorphologists on the board of the German Society for Geomorphology. Furthermore, they are actively supported by the extended board, which currently consists of Lukas Dörwald (RWTH Aachen), Laura Kögler (University of Gießen), Emma Lodes (GFZ Potsdam), Linda Maßon (University of Cologne), Lisa Rehn (University of Freiburg), Andreas Ruby (GFZ Potsdam), Johanna Schiffmann (University of Potsdam) and Dennis Wolf (RWTH Aachen) . If you have any questions about our activities or would like to get involved with us, please contact us!