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Dühnforth, Miriam

Prof. Dr. Miriam Dühnforth

Geological Earth Surface Processes


Further Information


  • 2007, Ph.D., Geology, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • 2002, Diploma, Physical Geography, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany


Professional Experience

  • As of Fall 2011 Professor for Earh Surface Processes in the Institute of Geology at LMU Munich
  • 2007-2011: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR),                                    University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
  • 2002 - 2007: Doctoral Student in the Institute of Geology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1995-2002: Diploma Student in Physical Geography, Humboldt University Berlin and Institute of Geosciences,                    University of Potsdam


Research Interests

My interests focus on sediment erosion and transport processes in glacial and fluvial systems. I am particularly interested in the influence of long-term climate variations on these processes. My current research projects include studies on the quantification of fluvial and glacial incision rates, the application of meteoric 10Be, the reconstruction of glacier retreat chronologies, and the effects of rock type on landscape evolution. I mainly work in or close to alpine regions, where I use a combination of field work, cosmogenic radionuclides, and digital data analysis.