Günther Prasicek

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Project Collaborator

Department of Geography and Geology

University of Salzburg

Hellbrunnerstraße 34

5020 Salzburg

Austria

Phone: +43 662 8044 5237

E-mail: guenther.prasicek@sbg.ac.at

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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Research Interests

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.

Research Projects

  • 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)

Education

Peer-reviewed journal publications

2017

2016

2015

2014

Conference contributions

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

  • 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)

2012

2007

Employment

PhD Thesis (August 2015)

Morphometric analysis of alpine topography conditioned by tectonic uplift and glaciation. 1st supervisor: Prof. Dr. Lothar Schrott; 2nd supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Blaschke; 3rd supervisor: Dr. Jan-Christoph Otto

Diploma Thesis (in german)

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)