Geodynamics of the Polar Regions

Department of Geosciences


The earth's surface is the place where human beings live and which forms the interface between the solid earth (lithosphere) and the atmosphere (and, sometimes, the glacial cover or cryosphere). The overarching questions we address in this research groups are

  • How did the earth's surface evolve through time?
  • How is surface evolution influenced by interactions with the deep crust and earth's mantle on one hand, and with the atmosphere and cryosphere on the other hand?
Our main research areas are the Polar Regions, but we also work in areas of active mountain building as well as in continental rift zones and sedimentary basins.

Contact Info

Prof. Dr. Cornelia Spiegel-Behnke

Tel.: +49 421 218-65280
Fax.: +49 421 218-65309

Universität Bremen
FB5 - Geowissenschaften
Klagenfurter Str. 2
28359 Bremen