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Dr. Karoline Messenzehl

Karoline Meßenzehl



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My research presented at Oxford Rockscape Seminar Series: https://goo.gl/znGwCu

 

Research Interests

 

  • Mountain geomorphology

  • Periglacial and paraglacial geomorphology
  • Rock slope instability
  • Weathering processes
  • Mass movements (i.e. rockfalls)
  • Sediment connectivity
  • Theoretical geomorphology

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PhD Thesis

Messenzehl, K. (2018): Rock slope instability in alpine geomorphic systems (Switzerland). PhD thesis, University of Bonn. (Online access)

Awards

  • Student Award of the IAG and IPA for the International Conference of Geomorphology, in New Delhi, India (November 2017).
  • Outstanding student poster award (OSPA) of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2016
  • Award of the Dr. Hohmann-Förderung 2016, granted by the Gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Köln e.V.
  • Outstanding student poster (OSP) award 2015 of the European Geosciences Union Geomorphology Division
  • Oral Presentation Award 2015 of the AK Geomorphologie at the annual meeting in Berlin, 2015, Deutscher Kongress für Geographie
  • Young Scientist's Travel Award of the European Geoscience Union (EGU) 2014

 

Scholarships & Grants

  • Student Travel Grant of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2016.
  • Scholarship of the AK Geomorphologie for the European Geoscience Union General Assembly 2015.
  • Travel grant of the Humboldt-Ritter-Penck foundation by the Gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Berlin for field work in summer 2014. 
  • BSG Postgraduate Research Grant for field work in summer 2014.
  • DAAD scholarship for the European Geoscience Union General Assembly (EGU) 2014.
  • IAG grant for the BSG Postgraduate Training Workshop Windsor, UK, 9-12 December 2013.

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Publications

 

2018

  • Messenzehl, K., Viles, H., Otto, J.-C., Ewald, A. & R. Dikau (2018): Linking rock weathering, rockwall instability and rockfall supply on talus slopes in glaciated hanging valleys (Swiss Alps). Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 29 (3), 133-151. https://doi.org/10.1002/ppp.1976
  • Viles, H.A., Messenzehl, K., Mayaud, J., Coombes, M., Bourke, M.C. (2018). Stress histories control rock breakdown trajectories in arid environments. Geology. https://doi.org/10.1130/G39637.1

2017

  • Messenzehl, K., Dikau, R. (2017). Rockfall frequency and magnitude of rockwall-talus systems (Swiss Alps): The importance of structural and thermal properties. In: Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. DOI: 10.1002/esp.4155.
  • Messenzehl, K., Meyer, H., Otto, J.-C., Hoffmann, T., Dikau, R. (2016): Regional-scale controls on the spatial activity of rockfalls (Turtmann valley, Swiss Alps) - A multivariate modelling approach. In: Geomorphology.

2016

  • Messenzehl, K., Dikau, R. (2016): Is rock slope instability in high-mountain systems driven by topo-climatic, paraglacial or rock mechanical factors? - A question of scale! In: Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 18, EGU2016-4267-2.

2015

  • Messenzehl, K., Hoffmann, T., Meyer, H. & R. Dikau (2015): Regional-scale controls of periglacial rockfalls (Turtmann valley, Swiss Alps) In: Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 17, EGU2015-391-1.
  • Messenzehl, K., Dräbing, D. (2015): Multidisciplinary investigations on coupled rockwall-talus-systems (Turtmann valley, Swiss Alps) In: Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 17, EGU2015-1935.

2014

  • Messenzehl, K., Hoffmann, T., Dikau, R. (2014): Sediment connectivity in the high-alpine valley of Val Müschauns, Swiss National Park - linking geomorphic field mapping with geomorphometric modelling. In: Geomorphology 221: 215-229..
  • Messenzehl, K., Draebing, D., Dikau, R. (2014): Identification of critical factors for the instability of permafrost-affected rockwalls in the Turtmann valley (Swiss Alps). In: Geophysical Research Abstracts 16. EGU2014-410 (awarded with EGU Young Scientist's Travel Award).

2013

  • Messenzehl, K., Hoffmann, T. (2013): Modelling and mapping of sediment connectivity in alpine environments (Swiss National Park). In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 15, EGU2013-12703, 2013; EGU General Assembly 2013.

2012

  • Engel, M., Brückner, H., Meßenzehl, K. (2012): Naturraum der Arabischen Halbinsel. In: Franke, U. & J. Gierlich (Hrsg.): Ausstellungskatalog "Roads of Arabia - Archäologische Schätze aus Saudi-Arabien", Pergamonmuseum zu Berlin. Wasmuth-Verlag, 33-42.

2011

  • Engel, M., Brückner, H., Frenzel, P., Wennrich, V., Konopczak, A., Messenzehl, K., Willershäuser, T., May, S.M., Scheffers, A., Scheffers, S., Kelletat, D., Vött, A., Daut, G. & F. Schäbitz (2011): Subsurface washover deposits on Bonaire (Leeward Antilles) - tsunamis or tropical cyclones? In: Quaternary International 279-280, 131.

2010

  • Engel, M., Brückner, H., Messenzehl, K., Konopczak, A., Scheffers, A., Scheffers, S., Kelletat, D., Schäbitz, F., Vött, A., Willershäuser, T., May, S.M., Wennrich, V., Daut, G. & P. Frenzel (2010): New insights into the palaeo-tsunami history of the southern Caribbean (Schriftenreihe der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften 68, 160-161.

 

Monographs

  • Messenzehl, K. (2018): Rock slope instability in alpine geomorphic systems (Switzerland). PhD thesis, University of Bonn.
  • Messenzehl, K. (2013): Alpine sediment cascades in the Swiss National Park. Master Thesis, Department of Geography, University of Bonn.
  • Engel, M., Brückner, H. & K. Messenzehl (2012): Naturraum der Arabischen Halbinsel. In: Franke, U. & J. Gierlichs (eds.): Roads of Arabia - Archäologische Schätze aus Saudi-Arabien. Pergamonmuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Wasmuth-Verlag, 33-42.
  • Messenzehl, K. (2011): High energy wave events as driving factor of coastal morphodynamics - a case study from Salina Tam, Bonaire (Netherlands Antilles). Bachelor Thesis, Department of Geography, Philipps-Universität Marburg.

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Talks

  • Messenzehl, K. (2017): Rock slope instability in high-alpine geomorphic systems - A question of scale! Oxford Talks, Rockscape Seminar Series (16/10/2018), Podcast available on youtube.
  • Messenzehl, K., Viles, H., Dikau, R. (2017): On the Scale-Dependency and Mechanical Preconditioning of Paraglacial Rock Slope Instability – Conceptual Considerations from Modelling, Field and Laboratory Studies. International Conference on Geomorphology of the IAG (New Delhi, India), 5th-11th Nov 2017 (awarded talk).
  • Messenzehl, K., Dikau, R. (2016): Is rock slope instability in high-mountain systems driven by topo-climatic, paraglacial or rock mechanical factors? - A question of scale! In: Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 18, EGU2016-4267-2.
  • Messenzehl, K., Hoffmann, T.  & R. Dikau (2015): Spatial activity of rockwall instability and talus slope evolution in paraglacial systems (Turtmann Valley, Swiss Alps). - AK Geomorphologie, Deutscher Kongress für Geographie, Berlin, 3.-04.10.2015 (awarded talk).
  • Messenzehl, K. & R. Dikau (2015): Space- and path-dependent rockfall activity in paraglacial systems. - British Society for Geomorphology Annual Meeting, Southampton (UK), 7-9.09.2015.
  • Messenzehl, K., Hoffmann, T. , Meyer, H. & R. Dikau (2015): Regional-scale controls of periglacial rockfalls (Turtmann Valley, Swiss Alps). - 9th International Young Geomorphologist Meeting, Heimbach (Eifel), 08.-10.05.2015.
  • Messenzehl, K., Hoffmann, T. , Meyer, H. & R. Dikau (2015): Regional-scale controls of periglacial rockfalls (Turtmann Valley, Swiss Alps). - EGU General Assembly 2015 (Vienna, Austria).
  • Messenzehl, K., Hoffmann, T. , Meyer, H. & R. Dikau (2015): Periglacial rockfalls at permafrost rockwalls (Turtmann Valley, Swiss Alps). - Geotreff, Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), Potsdam, 13.03.2015.
  • Messenzehl, K., Hoffmann, T. & D. Dräbing (2014): The spatial variablity of rockfalls on permafrost rockwalls - Statistical and rock mechanical investigations on multiple spatial scales, Turtmann Valley (Swiss Alps). - 7th annual AK Permafrost Meeting, Wartaweil (Ammersee), 24.-26.10.2014.

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Posters

  • Messenzehl, K., Blöthe, J.H., Dikau, R. (2016). Structural and Thermal Controls on the Frequency and Magnitude of Small-size Rockfall Events (European Swiss Alps). AGU 2016 (San Francisco).
  • Heckmann T., Hilger L., Meßenzehl K., Hoffmann T., Schwanghart W., Götz J. & J. Buckel (2014): Network analysis of sediment cascades derived from digital geomorphological maps - a comparative study of three catchments in the Austrian and Swiss Alps. - EGU 2014 (Vienna, Austria), Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 16. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts 16. EGU2014-11452.
  • Messenzehl, K., Hoffmann, T. & R. Dikau (2013): Storage coupling and sediment connectivity in a high-alpine cascading system (Val Müschauns, Swiss National Park). 8th IAG International Conference on Geomorphology, August 2013, Paris.
  • Messenzehl, K. & T. Hoffmann (2013): Modelling and mapping of sediment connectivity in alpine environments (Swiss National Park). EGU 2013 (Vienna, Austria). 

  • Messenzehl, K., Engel, E., Brückner, H., Frenzel, P., Wennrich, V. & G. Daut (2011): High energy wave events as a driving factor of coastal morphodynamics – an example from leeward Bonaire (Dutch Caribbean). 29th Annual Meeting of the German Working Group on Geography of Oceans and Coasts (Bremen).

 

Membership

 

  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • British Society for Geomorphology (BSG)
  • European Geosciences Union (EGU)
  • Junge Geomorphologen (AG des AK Geomorphologie)
  • AK Geomorphologie
  • Permafrost Young Researchers Network (PYRN)
  • Gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Berlin

 

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Teaching

Wintersemester 2015/2016
(Kursmaterialien über eCampus für angemeldete Studierende verfügbar)

641030211 Bachelor
Modul 0
Rheinterrassen (1-Tages-Exkursion) 25.10.2015
30.10.2015
K. MEßENZEHL
641030212 Bachelor
Modul 0
Siebengebirge (1-Tages-Exkursion) 30.10.2015 K. MEßENZEHL
641030213 Bachelor
Modul 0
Rheinterrassen (1-Tages-Exkursion) 31.10.2015
 
K. MEßENZEHL
641030214 Bachelor
Modul 0
Siebengebirge (1-Tages-Exkursion) 06.11.2015 K. MEßENZEHL
641030215 Bachelor
Modul 0
Rheinterrassen (1-Tages-Exkursion) 07.11.2015 K. MEßENZEHL
641030216 Bachelor
Modul 0
Siebengebirge (1-Tages-Exkursion) 13.11.2015 K. MEßENZEHL

Sommersemester 2015
(Kursmaterialien über eCampus für angemeldete Studierende verfügbar)
Kurse
Typ
Titel
Zeit & Raum Nr.
    Dozent            
 641002213 Bachelor
Modul 2
 Geländepraktikum Physische Geographie 2 st, Blockseminar,
Ende Juli 2015   
K. MEßENZEHL
 641002214 Bachelor
Modul 2
 Geländepraktikum Physische Geographie 2 st, Blockseminar,
Ende Juli 2015   
K. MEßENZEHL


Wintersemester 2014/2015
(Kursmaterialien über eCampus für angemeldete Studierende verfügbar)

Kurse
Typ
Titel
Zeit & Raum Nr.
Dozent
641008007 Bachelor Modul 8 Methoden Aufbau - Seminar (Geländeseminar zur Ermittlung der Hangstabilität an der Dollendorfer Hardt) 23.03.-27.03.2015 K. MEßENZEHL
641009208 Bachelor Modul 9 Geomorphologie des Bonner Raumes (1-Tages-Exkursion) 30. März 2015 K. MEßENZEHL
641009209 Bachelor Modul 9 Geomorphologie des Bonner Raumes (1-Tages-Exkursion) 31. März 2015 K. MEßENZEHL
641009229 Bachelor Modul 9 Kölner Bucht/Siebengebirge/Vulkaneifel (3-Tages-Exkursion) 18.-20. März 2015 K. MEßENZEHL


Sommersemester 2014

(Kursmaterialien über eCampus für angemeldete Studierende verfügbar)
Kurse Typ Titel Zeit & Raum Nr.       Dozent             
641002105 Bachelor
Modul 2
Physische Geographie Aufbau -
Aufbauseminar (Vertiefende Einführung in zentrale Arbeits- und Forschungsfelder der Physischen Geographie)
4 st, Ü VI
Mo 10-12h,
Di 14-16h
K. MEßENZEHL
J. EICHEL   
641002213 Bachelor
Modul 2
Physische Geographie Aufbau -
Geländepraktikum (Ausgewählte Fragestellungen der angewandten Physischen Geographie)
29.05. - 01.06.2014 K. MEßENZEHL
J. EICHEL

Wintersemester 2013/2014
(Kursmaterialien über eCampus für angemeldete Studierende verfügbar)

Kurse
Typ
Titel
Zeit & Raum Nr.
       Dozent                      
641009201
641009202
Bachelor
Modul 9
Regionale Geographie I: Geomorphologie des Bonner Raumes 24. + 25. März 2014        K. MEßENZEHL
641020230 Bachelor
Modul 9
Regionale Geographie I: Unteres Mittelrheingebiet: Rheinterrassen, Siebengebirge und Laacher Vulkanfeld 26. - 28. März 2014 K. MEßENZEHL
    Wissenschaftliches Kolloquium 2 st, Di 16-18h, Ü V K. MEßENZEHL
J. EICHEL
 
Sommersemester 2013
(Kursmaterialien über eCampus für angemeldete Studierende verfügbar)
Kurse
Typ
Titel
Zeit & Raum Nr.
Dozent
641002104 Bachelor Modul 2 Physische Geographie Aufbau Di & Do 14-16h; Ü IV J. EICHEL; K. MEßENZEHL

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