Prof. Dr.

Flavio Anselmetti

Flavio Anselmetti

Corresponding Member of the Division of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences abroad since 2011

  • Institute of Geological Sciences, University of Bern


Research Areas:

  • Geosciences
  • General geology
  • Sedimentology
  • Seismic
  • Natural hazards
  • Environmental research



Selected Memberships:

  • Commission for Oceanography and Limnology of the Swiss Academy of Natural Sciences
  • Earth System Sciences Advisory Board der ÖAW
  • Scientific Advisory Board "Unesco Geopark Sardona"
  • Editorial Advisory Board of the E&G Quaternary Science Journal
  • SwissSed Board

Selected Prizes:

  • Goldene Eule, best teacher at the Department of Earth Science, ETH Zürich
  • Silver Medal of the ETH Zürich for outstanding PhD thesis

Selected Publications:

  • Kennett, D. J.; Hajdas, I.; Culleton, B. J.; Belmechri, S.; Martin, S. et al. [..] (2013) Correlating the ancient Maya and modern European calendars with high-precision AMS 14C Dating. Nature Scientific Reports, Bd. 3 (1597).
  • Glur, L.; Wirth, S. B.; Büntgen, U.; Gilli, A.; Haug, G. H. et al. [..] (2013) Frequent floods in the European Alps coincide with cooler periods of the past 2500 years. Nature Scientific Reports, Bd. 3 (2770).
  • Anselmetti, F. S.; Ariztegui, D.; Brenner, M.; Hodell, D.; Rosenmeier, M. F. (2007) Quantification of soil erosion rates related to ancient Maya deforestation. Geology, Bd. 35, S. 915-918.
  • Schellmann, M.; Anselmetti, F. S.; Giardini, D.; McKenzie, J. A.; Ward, S. (2002) Prehistoric earthquake history revealed by lacustrine slump deposits. Geology, Bd. 30, S. 1131-1134.
  • Anselmetti, F. S.; Eberli, G. P. (1993) Controls on sonic velocity in carbonates. Pure and Applied Geophysics, Bd. 141 (2-4), S. 287-323.