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Lecture on 14 October 2021

Prof. Todd Ehlers
University of Tübingen / California Institute of Technology, USA

DateThursday, 14 October 2021, 04:00 pm
Type of EventWebinar
TopicHow Plants Shape Mountains
PresenterProf. Dr. Todd Ehlers
Chair of Geology, Department of Geosciences, University of Tübingen
Currently Moore Distinguished Scholar, California Institute of Technology, USA

The Earth’s surface is modulated by fascinating interactions between biota, climate, and plate tectonics. These interactions occur over seconds to millions of years, and microns to thousands of kilometers. This lecture investigates these interactions and illustrates how state-of-the-art computer models and observations can be used to understand how vegetation change surprisingly influences the shape and evolution of mountain topography.

A broad audience is envisaged, especially those interested in soil formation, global climate change, microbe-solid interactions, and the development of novel ecosystems. Everyone is welcome.

Link-RegistrationOnline via Webex 
BAM ContactProf. Dr. Anna A. Gorbushina, anna.gorbushina[at]

This lecture ist part of the LECTURE SERIES Microbes and Environmental Chemistry 14.10. - 18.11.2021. Join us for a virtual trip around the world: on six Thursdays from 14 October to 18 November, always from 4 to 6pm. Six renowned international scientists will share their ground-breaking observations of processes on this planet. The spotlight is on interactions of living organisms and landscapes /materials as mediators of global change in all regions of the Earth.


Prof. Anna A. GorbushinaBAM & FU Departments of Biology, Chemistry and Pharmacy & Geosciences
Prof. Matthias Rillig, FU Department of Biology, Chemistry and Pharmacy
Prof. Esther Schwarzenbach, FU Department of Geosciences