I grew up close to the Alps and mountaineering is one of my favourite hobbies. I am fascinated by the asperity of high mountain landscapes. In my research I try to understand how such landscapes evolve under tectonic and climatic forcing. I mostly utilize computer algorithms to analyse the geometry of the land surface and to predict the development of mountainous terrain subject to the interaction of glacial and fluvial surface processes.
My teaching focuses on basic concepts in geomorphology and techniques for the manipulation and analysis of digital terrain models.
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My research interests are focus on the evolution of glacial mountain topography and the interaction of glacial and fluvial processes. Keywords: Tectonic geomorphology, glacial geomorphology, evolution of drainage networks.
conneCt (Tectonic modulation of climate cycle impact on orogens)
RiCoLa (River course changes and landslides)
FUTURELAKES (Formation and future evolution of glacier lakes in Austria)
Robl, J.C., Prasicek, G., Hergarten S. & Stüwe, K. (2014). Alpine topography - young uplift and the glacial buzz-saw. Berichte des Institutes für Erdwissenschaften der Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, 20
Prasicek, G., Kraus, A., Otto, J.-C. & Schrott, L. (2013). Generation of morphometric semantics for automated mapping of geomorphological process domains. IAG International Conference on Geomorphology, Paris (Prasicek et al. 2013)
Prasicek, G., Otto, J.-C. & Schrott, L. (2012). Distinguishing between glacial and fluvial landscapes using drainage area and difference of mean curvature. IAG International Workshop on “Objective Geomorphological Representation Models", Salerno (Prasicek et al. 2012)
Zum Sedimenthaushalt des Sanders im Gletschervorfeld der Pasterze, Hohe Tauern, Österreich – Band 2: Denudative Hangprozesse (Sediment budget of a proglacial sandur, Pasterze Glacier, Hohe Tauern, Austria - part 2: hillslope processes)