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Dorothee Post

Dorothee Post
Dorothee Post

SSS Soil System Sciences

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Dorothee Post for the poster/PICO entitled:

Are hardwood species suited for reconstructing landslides? (Post, D.; Schmaltz, E. M.; Glade, T.; Gärtner, H.)

Click here to download the poster/PICO file.

Currently, I am a Master Student at the University of Vienna in the Department of Geomorphological Systems and Risk Research. My main research interests are to understand the development of landscapes and the factors that influence and form them. In order to that, I will examine the reaction of trees to landslides and the potential of dendrochronological methods on hardwood species in my master thesis. Information from tree Rings can provide interesting insights to the evolution of landscapes that are influenced by climatic or mechanical factors and helps reconstructing them. Good visual presentation can improve the understanding of scientific principles. Therefore, the creation of intuitive and informative illustrations is, next to the scientific content, a major concern to me. The work is embedded in the BioSlide Project of the University of Vienna and in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Institute of Forest, Snow and Landscape Research in Birmensdorf.