2002 (April)-present Ordinary professor for exogene geology at the institute of Geological Sciences, University of Bern, Switzerland
2000 (Nov.)-2002 (March) SNF assistant professor for surface processes at ETH
1997 (July)-
2000 (Oct.)
Scientific collaborator at the department of geosciences at the University of Jena, Germany
1997 (Jan.-June) Post-doc at Penn State University, USA
1996 Post-doc at Cornell University, USA
1995 (April-Dec.) Post-doc at the University of Bern
1995 PhD thesis, University of Bern
1991 Master's thesis, University of Bern

Surface processes, quantitative geomorphology

Our studies have been directed towards determination of surface erosion rates at various scales (temporal and spatial) and at different climatic conditions, and towards understanding the response of drainage network systems in mountain belts to tectonic forcing and climate change, and to variations in exposed source rock lithologies.
Research on the analysis of possible controls on the evolution of drainage network systems was carried out using numerical models. The model results suggest that a climate change results in a topographic growth or decay of a mountain belt, but not in a modification of the drainage pattern.
Our most recent studies have been directed towards a quantification of surface erosion in the Andes of Chile and Peru, and in the Alps of Switzerland using photogrammetric techniques, low-temperature thermo-chronometers, cosmogenic nuclide analyses and sediment discharge data that is interpreted in terms of sediment yields and erosion rates. These quantitative datasets have been combined with geomorphic and geologic information from the field to interpret possible controls on the calculated patterns of sediment yields. The results imply that the erosional efficiency in watersheds is enhanced if the downslope flux of mass is balanced by sediment transport in channels, It appears, however, that this balance crucially depends on climatic conditions. Indeed, field studies carried out in Northern Chile combined with cosmogenic nuclide analyses imply that a change towards more arid climatic conditions (which appears to be the trend of modern global climate) tends to shift erosional processes to a weathering-limited stage, which, in turn, has promoted fluvial dissection and topographic roughness.

Climate, erosion and tectonics

We interpreted differences between longitudinal stream profiles of the major Alpine rivers in terms of regional variations of erosional potentials. Interestingly, regions with enhanced erosional potentials correspond with areas of anomalously high rates of rock uplift, implying a positive feedback between partitioning of strain and surface erosion. Similarly, our studies imply that the phase of lateral crustal gowth (formation of the Southern Alps and the Jura fold-and-thrust belt) between the Middle and Late Miocene was possibly controlled by a reduction of surface erosion rates at constant rates of crustal accretion. Specifically, sediment budgets from circum-Alpine sedimentary basins indicate a decrease in the erosional efficiency in the Alpine hinterland several million years before lateral orogen growth was initiated, and decreasing magnitudes of sediment discharge thereafter. This decrease in erosional efficiency of the hinterland approximately coincides with widespread exposure of the crystalline core in the Alpine hinterland as indicated by clast types in conglomerates of synorogenic deposits, and with a contemporaneous increase in the continental influence in the palaeoclimate as suggested by the fossiliferous plant record. We suggest that the observed decrease in erosional efficiency caused gravitational forces to increase relative to tectonic forces driving the orogenesis, which led to a transition from dominantly vertical to horizontally directed extrusion.

Basin analysis, tectonics of sedimentary basins

We carry out research in the Swiss Alps and in the Andes of Chile to understand possible links between tectonics, surface erosion, subsidence pattern and stratigraphic architecture. We found that within the foreland basin of the Swiss Alps, the spatial pattern of subsidence and alluvial fan construction suggests that an increase in flexure of the foreland plate and the creation of relief in the orogen migrated from east to west in the course of collision. It appears, therefore, that the westward motion of the Adriatic wedge ultimately caused the contemporaneous westward propagation of the location of enhanced rates of alluvial fan construction. Coeval strike-slip and N-S convergence juxtaposed the Adriatic wedge sequentially to different European upper crustal units which resulted in different styles of crustal structure and evolution along strike within the orogen.

Research group Exogene Geology

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Bolliger, Daniel; Schlunegger, Fritz; McArdell, Brian W. (2024). Comparison of debris flow observations, including fine-sediment grain size and composition and runout model results, at Illgraben, Swiss Alps. Natural hazard and earth system sciences, 24(3), pp. 1035-1049. Copernicus Publications 10.5194/nhess-24-1035-2024

do Prado, Ariel Henrique; Mair, David; Garefalakis, Philippos; Schmidt, Chantal; Whittaker, Alexander; Castelltort, Sebastien; Schlunegger, Fritz (2024). Check dam impact on sediment loads: example of the Guerbe River in the Swiss Alps – a catchment scale experiment. Hydrology and earth system sciences, 28(5), pp. 1173-1190. European Geosciences Union EGU 10.5194/hess-28-1173-2024


Schlunegger, Fritz; do Prado, Ariel H.; Norton, Kevin P.; Delunel, Romain (2023). On the mechanisms resulting in the formation of the Quaternary staircase terrace systems in the valleys of the western Andean margin of Peru. Geomorphology, 442, p. 108923. Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.geomorph.2023.108923

Bandou, Dimitri; Schlunegger, Fritz; Kissling, Edi; Marti, Urs; Reber, Regina; Pfander, Jonathan (2023). Overdeepenings in the Swiss plateau: U-shaped geometries underlain by inner gorges. Swiss journal of geosciences, 116(1) Springer 10.1186/s00015-023-00447-y

Garefalakis, Philippos; do Prado, Ariel Henrique; Mair, David; Douillet, Guilhem Amin; Nyffenegger, Franziska; Schlunegger, Fritz (2023). Comparison of three grain size measuring methods applied to coarse-grained gravel deposits. Sedimentary geology, 446, p. 106340. Elsevier 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2023.106340

Schläfli, Patrick; Gobet, Erika; Hogrefe, Ines; Bittmann, Felix; Schlunegger, Fritz; Zolitschka, Bernd; Tinner, Willy (2023). New vegetation history reconstructions suggest a biostratigraphic assignment of the lowermost Rodderberg interglacial (Germany) to MIS 11. Quaternary science reviews, 302, p. 107932. Elsevier 10.1016/j.quascirev.2022.107932

Mair, David; Witz, Guillaume; do Prado, Ariel Henrique; Garefalakis, Philippos; Schlunegger, Fritz (2023). Automated detecting, segmenting and measuring of grains in images of fluvial sediments: The potential for large and precise data from specialist deep learning models and transfer learning. Earth surface processes and landforms Wiley 10.1002/esp.5755


Musso Piantelli, Ferdinando; Mair, David; Berger, Alfons; Schlunegger, Fritz; Wiederkehr, Michael; Kurmann, Eva; Baumberger, Roland; Möri, Andreas; Herwegh, Marco (2022). 4D reconstruction of the Doldenhorn nappe-basement system in the Aar massif: Insights into late-stage continent-continent collision in the Swiss Alps. Tectonophysics, 843, p. 229586. Elsevier 10.1016/j.tecto.2022.229586

Mair, David; do Prado, Ariel Henrique; Garefalakis, Philippos; Lechmann, Alessandro; Whittaker, Alexander; Schlunegger, Fritz (2022). Grain size of fluvial gravel bars from close-range UAV imagery — uncertainty in segmentation-based data. Earth surface dynamics, 10(5), pp. 953-973. Copernicus Publications 10.5194/esurf-10-953-2022

Bandou, D.; Schlunegger, F.; Kissling, E.; Marti, U.; Schwenk, M.; Schläfli, P.; Douillet, G.; Mair, D. (2022). Three-dimensional gravity modelling of a Quaternary overdeepening fill in the Bern area of Switzerland discloses two stages of glacial carving. Scientific reports, 12(1), p. 1441. Springer Nature 10.1038/s41598-022-04830-x

Scampoli, Paola; Nishiyama, Ryuichi; Ariga, Akitaka; Ariga, Tomoko; Ereditato, Antonio; Lechmann, Alessandro; Mair, David; Pistillo, Ciro; Schlunegger, Fritz; Vladymyrov, Mykhailo (2022). Exploration of Hidden Topography Beneath Alpine Glaciers with Muography. In: Oláh, László; Tanaka, Hiroyuki K. M.; Varga, Dezső (eds.) Muography: Exploring Earth’s Subsurface with Elementary Particles. Geophysical Monograph Series (pp. 175-184). Wiley 10.1002/9781119722748.ch13

Schwenk, Michael A.; Schläfli, Patrick; Bandou, Dimitri; Gribenski, Natacha; Douillet, Guilhem A.; Schlunegger, Fritz (2022). From glacial erosion to basin overfill: a 240 m-thick overdeepening–fill sequence in Bern, Switzerland. Scientific Drilling, 30, pp. 17-42. Copernicus Publications 10.5194/sd-30-17-2022

Lechmann, Alessandro; Mair, David; Ariga, Akitaka; Ariga, Tomoko; Ereditato, Antonio; Nishiyama, Ryuichi; Pistillo, Ciro; Scampoli, Paola; Vladymyrov, Mykhailo; Schlunegger, Fritz (2022). SMAUG v1.0 – a user-friendly muon simulator for the imaging of geological objects in 3-D. Geoscientific model development (GMD), 15(6), pp. 2441-2473. Copernicus Publications 10.5194/gmd-15-2441-2022

Pfander, Jonathan; Schlunegger, Fritz; Serra, Elena; Gribenski, Natacha; Garefalakis, Philippos; Akçar, Naki (2022). Glaciofluvial sequences recording the Birrfeld Glaciation (MIS 5d–2) in the Bern area, Swiss Plateau. Swiss journal of geosciences, 115(1) Springer 10.1186/s00015-022-00414-z

Schlunegger, Fritz; Kissling, Edi (2022). Slab Load Controls Beneath the Alps on the Source-to-Sink Sedimentary Pathways in the Molasse Basin. Geosciences, 12(6), p. 226. MDPI 10.3390/geosciences12060226

Battista, Giulia; Schlunegger, Fritz; Burlando, Paolo; Molnar, Peter (2022). Sediment supply effects in hydrology‐sediment modelling of an Alpine basin. Water resources research, 58(7) American Geophysical Union 10.1029/2020WR029408

do Prado, Ariel Henrique; de Almeida, Renato Paes; Galeazzi, Cristiano Padalino; Sacek, Victor; Schlunegger, Fritz (2022). Climate changes and the formation of fluvial terraces in central Amazonia inferred from landscape evolution modeling. Earth surface dynamics, 10(3), pp. 457-471. Copernicus Publications 10.5194/esurf-10-457-2022

Schwenk, Michael A.; Stutenbecker, Laura; Schläfli, Patrick; Bandou, Dimitri; Schlunegger, Fritz (2022). Two glaciers and one sedimentary sink: the competing role of the Aare and the Valais glaciers in filling an overdeepened trough inferred from provenance analysis. E&G quaternary science journal, 71(2), pp. 163-190. Copernicus Publications 10.5194/egqsj-71-163-2022


Nigg, Valentin (2021). Sedimentological signatures of lacustrine tsunamis (Unpublished). (Dissertation, Institut für Geologie, Philosophisch-naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät)

Hirschberg, J.; Fatichi, S.; Bennett, G.L.; McArdell, B.W.; Peleg, N.; Lane, S.N.; Schlunegger, F.; Molnar, P. (2021). Climate Change Impacts on Sediment Yield and Debris‐Flow Activity in an Alpine Catchment. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 126(1) AGU Publications 10.1029/2020JF005739

Schläfli, Patrick; Gobet, Erika; van Leeuwen, Jacqueline F.N.; Vescovi, Elisa; Schwenk, Michael A.; Bandou, Dimitri; Douillet, Guilhem A.; Schlunegger, Fritz; Tinner, Willy (2021). Palynological investigations reveal Eemian interglacial vegetation dynamics at Spiezberg, Bernese Alps, Switzerland. Quaternary science reviews, 263, p. 106975. Elsevier 10.1016/j.quascirev.2021.106975

da Silva Guimarães, Ewerton; Delunel, Romain; Schlunegger, Fritz; Akçar, Naki; Stutenbecker, Laura; Christl, Marcus (2021). Cosmogenic and Geological Evidence for the Occurrence of a Ma-Long Feedback between Uplift and Denudation, Chur Region, Swiss Alps. Geosciences, 11(8), p. 339. MDPI 10.3390/geosciences11080339

Koshnaw, Renas I.; Schlunegger, Fritz; Stockli, Daniel F. (2021). Detrital zircon provenance record of the Zagros mountain building from the Neotethys obduction to the Arabia–Eurasia collision, NW Zagros fold–thrust belt, Kurdistan region of Iraq. Solid Earth, 12(11), pp. 2479-2501. Copernicus Publications 10.5194/se-12-2479-2021

Lechmann, Alessandro; Mair, David; Ariga, Akitaka; Ariga, Tomoko; Ereditato, Antonio; Nishiyama, Ryuichi; Pistillo, Ciro; Scampoli, Paola; Schlunegger, Fritz; Vladymyrov, Mykhailo (2021). Muon tomography in geoscientific research – A guide to best practice. Earth-science reviews, 222, p. 103842. Elsevier 10.1016/j.earscirev.2021.103842

Krsnik, Emilija; Methner, Katharina; Campani, Marion; Botsyun, Svetlana; Mutz, Sebastian G.; Ehlers, Todd A.; Kempf, Oliver; Fiebig, Jens; Schlunegger, Fritz; Mulch, Andreas (2021). Miocene high elevation in the Central Alps. Solid Earth, 12(11), pp. 2615-2631. Copernicus Publications 10.5194/se-12-2615-2021


Mock, Samuel; von Hagke, Christoph; Schlunegger, Fritz; Dunkl, István; Herwegh, Marco (2020). Long-wavelength late-Miocene thrusting in the north Alpine foreland: implications for late orogenic processes. Solid Earth, 11(5), pp. 1823-1847. Copernicus Publications 10.5194/se-11-1823-2020

Mair, David; Lechmann, Alessandro; Delunel, Romain; Yeşilyurt, Serdar; Tikhomirov, Dmitry; Vockenhuber, Christof; Christl, Marcus; Akçar, Naki; Schlunegger, Fritz (2020). The role of frost cracking in local denudation of steep Alpine rockwalls over millennia (Eiger, Switzerland). Earth surface dynamics, 8(3), pp. 637-659. Copernicus Publications 10.5194/esurf-8-637-2020

Battista, Giulia; Schlunegger, Fritz; Burlando, Paolo; Molnar, Peter (2020). Modelling localized sources of sediment in mountain catchments for provenance studies ‐ Supporting Information. Earth surface processes and landforms, 45(14), pp. 3475-3487. Wiley 10.1002/esp.4979

Schlunegger, Fritz; Delunel, Romain; Garefalakis, Philippos (2020). Short communication: Field data reveal that the transport probability of clasts in Peruvian and Swiss streams mainly depends on the sorting of the grains. Earth surface dynamics, 8(3), pp. 717-728. Copernicus Publications 10.5194/esurf-8-717-2020

Delunel, Romain; Schlunegger, Fritz; Valla, Pierre G.; Dixon, Jean; Glotzbach, Christoph; Hippe, Kristina; Kober, Florian; Molliex, Stéphane; Norton, Kevin P.; Salcher, Bernhard; Wittmann, Hella; Akçar, Naki; Christl, Marcus (2020). Late-Pleistocene catchment-wide denudation patterns across the European Alps. Earth-science reviews, 211, p. 103407. Elsevier 10.1016/j.earscirev.2020.103407

Anfinson, Owen A.; Stockli, Daniel F.; Miller, Joseph C.; Möller, Andreas; Schlunegger, Fritz (2020). Tectonic exhumation of the Central Alps recorded by detrital zircon in the Molasse Basin, Switzerland. Solid Earth, 11(6), pp. 2197-2220. Copernicus Publications 10.5194/se-11-2197-2020


Garefalakis, Philippos; Schlunegger, Fritz (2019). Tectonic processes, variations in sediment flux, and eustatic sea level recorded by the 20 Myr old Burdigalian transgression in the Swiss Molasse basin. Solid Earth, 10(6), pp. 2045-2072. Copernicus Publications 10.5194/se-10-2045-2019

Mair, David; Lechmann, Alessandro; Yesilyurt, Serdar; Tikhomirov, Dmitry; Delunel, Romain; Vockenhuber, Christof; Akçar, Naki; Schlunegger, Fritz (2019). Fast long-term denudation rate of steep alpine headwalls inferred from cosmogenic 36Cl depth profiles. Scientific Reports, 9(1), p. 11023. Nature Publishing Group 10.1038/s41598-019-46969-0

Nishiyama, R.; Ariga, A.; Ariga, T.; Lechmann, A.; Mair, David; Pistillo, C.; Scampoli, P.; Valla, P. G.; Vladymyrov, M.; Ereditato, Antonio; Schlunegger, Fritz (2019). Bedrock sculpting under an active alpine glacier revealed from cosmic-ray muon radiography. Scientific Reports, 9(1), p. 6970. Nature Publishing Group 10.1038/s41598-019-43527-6

Silva, Tiago A.; Girardclos, Stéphanie; Stutenbecker, Laura; Bakker, Maarten; Costa, Anna; Schlunegger, Fritz; Lane, Stuart N.; Molnar, Peter; Loizeau, Jean-Luc; Fielding, Christopher (2019). The sediment budget and dynamics of a delta-canyon-lobe system over the Anthropocene timescale: The Rhone River delta, Lake Geneva (Switzerland/France). Sedimentology, 66(3), pp. 838-858. Wiley 10.1111/sed.12519

Douillet, Guilhem Amin; Bernard, Benjamin; Bouysson, Mélanie; Chaffaut, Quentin; Dingwell, Donald B; Gegg, Lukas; Hoelscher, Inga; Kueppers, Ulrich; Mato, Célia; Mato, Célia; Ritz, Vanille; Schlunegger, Fritz; Witting, Patrick (2019). Pyroclastic dune bedforms: macroscale structures and lateral variations. Examples from the 2006 pyroclastic currents at Tungurahua (Ecuador). Sedimentology, 66(5), pp. 1531-1559. Blackwell Science 10.1111/sed.12542

Litty, Camille; Schlunegger, Fritz; Akçar, Naki; Lanari, Pierre; Christl, Marcus; Vockenhuber, Christof (2019). Possible climatic controls on the accumulation of Peru's most prominent alluvial fan: The Lima Conglomerate. Earth surface processes and landforms, 44(5), pp. 991-1003. Wiley 10.1002/esp.4548

Koshnaw, Renas I.; Stockli, Daniel F.; Schlunegger, Fritz (2019). Timing of the Arabia-Eurasia continental collision—Evidence from detrital zircon U-Pb geochronology of the Red Bed Series strata of the northwest Zagros hinterland, Kurdistan region of Iraq. Geology, 47(1), pp. 47-50. Geological Society of America 10.1130/G45499.1

Lane, S. N.; Bakker, M.; Costa, A.; Girardclos, S.; Loizeau, J.-L.; Molnar, P.; Silva, T.; Stutenbecker, Laura; Schlunegger, Fritz (2019). Making stratigraphy in the Anthropocene: climate change impacts and economic conditions controlling the supply of sediment to Lake Geneva. Scientific Reports, 9(1) Nature Publishing Group 10.1038/s41598-019-44914-9

Stutenbecker, Laura; Costa, Anna; Bakker, Maarten; Anghileri, Daniela; Molnar, Peter; Lane, Stuart N.; Schlunegger, Fritz (2019). Disentangling human impact from natural controls of sediment dynamics in an Alpine catchment. Earth surface processes and landforms, 44(14), pp. 2885-2902. Wiley 10.1002/esp.4716

Glaus, Gabriel; Delunel, Romain; Stutenbecker, Laura; Akçar, Naki; Christl, Marcus; Schlunegger, Fritz (2019). Differential erosion and sediment fluxes in the Landquart basin and possible relationships to lithology and tectonic controls. Swiss journal of geosciences, 112(2-3), pp. 453-473. Birkhäuser 10.1007/s00015-019-00344-3

Clapuyt, François; Vanacker, Veerle; Christl, Marcus; Van Oost, Kristof; Schlunegger, Fritz (2019). Spatio-temporal dynamics of sediment transfer systems in landslide-prone Alpine catchments. Solid Earth, 10(5), pp. 1489-1503. Copernicus Publications 10.5194/se-10-1489-2019

Akçar, Naki; Yavuz, Vural; Ivy-Ochs, Susan; Fredin, Ola; Nyffenegger, Franziska; Korkut, Mehmet; Margreth, Annina; Gylland, Anders Samstad; Schlunegger, Fritz (2019). Liquefaction of freshwater carbonates led to the February 10, 2011, landslide at the Çöllolar coalfield, eastern Turkey. Geomorphology, 347, p. 106859. Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.geomorph.2019.106859

Claude, Anne; Akçar, Naki; Ivy-Ochs, Susan; Schlunegger, Fritz; Kubik, Peter W.; Christl, Marcus; Vockenhuber, Christof; Kuhlemann, Joachim; Rahn, Meinert; Schlüchter, Christian (2019). Changes in landscape evolution patterns in the northern Swiss Alpine Foreland during the mid-Pleistocene revolution. Geological Society of America bulletin, 131(11-12), pp. 2056-2078. Geological Society of America 10.1130/B31880.1


Schlunegger, Fritz; Garefalakis, Philippos (2018). Clast imbrication in coarse-grained mountain streams and stratigraphic archives as indicator of deposition in upper flow regime conditions. Earth surface dynamics, 6(3), pp. 743-761. Copernicus Publications 10.5194/esurf-6-743-2018

Schlunegger, Fritz; Garefalakis, Philippos Erich (2018). Supplement of Clast imbrication in coarse-grained mountain streams and stratigraphic archives as indicator of deposition in upper flow regime conditions [Movie]. 10.5194/esurf-6-743-2018-supplement

Garefalakis, Philippos Erich; Schlunegger, Fritz (2018). Link between concentrations of sediment flux and deep crustal processes beneath the European Alps. Scientific Reports, 8(1) Nature Publishing Group 10.1038/s41598-017-17182-8

Stutenbecker, Laura; Delunel, Romain; Schlunegger, Fritz; Silva, Tiago Adrião; Šegvić, Branimir; Girardclos, Stéphanie; Bakker, Maarten; Costa, Anna; Lane, Stuart N.; Loizeau, Jean-Luc; Molnar, Peter; Akçar, Naki; Christl, Marcus (2018). Reduced sediment supply in a fast eroding landscape? A multi-proxy sediment budget of the upper Rhône basin, Central Alps. Sedimentary geology, 375, pp. 105-119. Elsevier 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2017.12.013

Madella, Andrea; Delunel, Romain; Akçar, Naki; Schlunegger, Fritz; Christl, Marcus (2018). 10Be-inferred paleo-denudation rates imply that the mid-Miocene western central Andes eroded as slowly as today. Scientific Reports, 8(1), p. 2299. Nature Publishing Group 10.1038/s41598-018-20681-x

Costa, Anna; Molnar, Peter; Stutenbecker, Laura Antonia; Bakker, Maarten; Silva, Tiago A.; Schlunegger, Fritz; Lane, Stuart N.; Loizeau, Jean-Luc; Girardclos, Stéphanie (2018). Temperature signal in suspended sediment export from an Alpine catchment. Hydrology and earth system sciences, 22(1), pp. 509-528. European Geosciences Union EGU 10.5194/hess-22-509-2018

Viveen, Willem; Schlunegger, Fritz (2018). Prolonged extension and subsidence of the Peruvian forearc during the Cenozoic. Tectonophysics, 730, pp. 48-62. Elsevier 10.1016/j.tecto.2018.02.018

Kissling, Edi; Schlunegger, Fritz (2018). Rollback orogeny model for the evolution of the Swiss Alps. Tectonics, 37(4), pp. 1097-1115. American Geophysical Union, European Geophysical Society 10.1002/2017TC004762

Ariga, Akitaka; Ariga, Tomoko; Ereditato, Antonio; Käser, Samuel; Lechmann, Alessandro; Mair, David; Nishiyama, Ryuichi; Pistillo, Ciro; Scampoli, Paola; Schlunegger, Fritz; Vladymyrov, Mykhailo (2018). A Nuclear Emulsion Detector for the Muon Radiography of a Glacier Structure. Instruments, 2(2), p. 7. MDPI 10.3390/instruments2020007

Litty, Camille; Schlunegger, Fritz; Akçar, Naki; Delunel, Romain; Christl, Marcus; Vockenhuber, Christof (2018). Chronology of alluvial terrace sediment accumulation and incision in the Pativilca Valley, western Peruvian Andes. Geomorphology, 315, pp. 45-56. Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.geomorph.2018.05.005

Mair, David; Lechmann, Alessandro; Herwegh, Marco; Nibourel, Lukas; Schlunegger, Fritz (2018). Linking Alpine deformation in the Aar Massif basement and its cover units – the case of the Jungfrau–Eiger mountains (Central Alps, Switzerland). Solid Earth, 9(5), pp. 1099-1122. Copernicus Publications 10.5194/se-9-1099-2018

Lechmann, Alessandro; Mair, David; Ariga, Akitaka; Ariga, Tomoko; Ereditato, Antonio; Nishiyama, Ryuichi; Pistillo, Ciro; Scampoli, Paola; Schlunegger, Fritz; Vladymyrov, Mykhailo (2018). The effect of rock composition on muon tomography measurements. Solid Earth, 9(6), pp. 1517-1533. Copernicus Publications 10.5194/se-9-1517-2018


Schlunegger, Fritz; Lechmann, Alessandro; Mair, David (2017). Einen Gletscher röntgen - mit Myonentomographie. Physik in unserer Zeit, 48(5), pp. 214-215. Wiley-VCH 10.1002/piuz.201770504

Claude, Anne; Akçar, Naki; Ivy-Ochs, Susan; Schlunegger, Fritz; Rentzel, Philippe; Pümpin, Christine; Tikhomirov, Dmitry; Kubik, Peter W.; Vockenhuber, Christof; Dehnert, Andreas; Rahn, Meinert; Schlüchter, Christian (2017). Chronology of Quaternary terrace deposits at the locality Hohle Gasse (Pratteln, NW Switzerland). Swiss journal of geosciences, 110(3), pp. 793-809. Springer 10.1007/s00015-017-0278-z

Madella, Andrea; Delunel, Romain; Oncken, Onno; Szidat, Sönke; Schlunegger, Fritz (2017). Transient uplift of a long-term quiescent coast inferred from raised fan delta sediments. Lithosphere, 9(5), pp. 796-802. Geological Society of America 10.1130/L659.1

Schlunegger, Fritz; Norton, Kevin P.; Delunel, Romain; Ehlers, Todd A.; Madella, Andrea (2017). Late Miocene increase in precipitation in the Western Cordillera of the Andes between 18–19°S latitudes inferred from shifts in sedimentation patterns. Earth and planetary science letters, 462, pp. 157-168. Elsevier 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.01.002

Stutenbecker, Laura; Berger, Alfons; Schlunegger, Fritz (2017). The potential of detrital garnet as a provenance proxy in the Central Swiss Alps. Sedimentary geology, 351, pp. 11-20. Elsevier 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2017.02.002

Fabbri, Stefano Claudio; Herwegh, Marco; Horstmeyer, H.; Hilbe, Michael; Hübscher, C.; Merz, K.; Schlunegger, Fritz; Schmelzbach, C.; Weiss, B.; Anselmetti, Flavio (2017). Combining amphibious geomorphology with subsurface geophysical and geological data: A neotectonic study at the front of the Alps (Bernese Alps, Switzerland). Quaternary International, 451, pp. 101-113. Elsevier 10.1016/j.quaint.2017.01.033

Litty, Camille; Schlunegger, Fritz (2017). Controls on pebbles size and shape in streams of the Swiss Alps. Journal of geology, 125(1), pp. 101-112. University of Chicago Press, Journals Division 10.1086/689183

Reber, Regina; Delunel, Romain; Schlunegger, Fritz; Litty, Camille; Madella, Andrea; Akçar, Naki; Christl, Marcus (2017). Environmental controls on 10 Be-based catchment-averaged denudation rates along the western margin of the Peruvian Andes. Terra nova, 29(5), pp. 282-293. Blackwell Scientific Publications 10.1111/ter.12274

Norton, Kevin P; Schlunegger, Fritz (2017). Lack of a weathering signal with increased Cenozoic erosion? Terra nova, 29(5), pp. 265-272. Blackwell Scientific Publications 10.1111/ter.12278

Akçar, Naki; Ivy-Ochs, Susan; Alfimov, Vasily; Schlunegger, Fritz; Claude, Anne; Reber, Regina; Christl, Marcus; Vockenhuber, Christof; Dehnert, Andreas; Rahn, Meinert; Schlüchter, Christian (2017). Isochron-burial dating of glaciofluvial deposits: First results from the Swiss Alps. Earth surface processes and landforms, 42(14), pp. 2414-2425. Wiley 10.1002/esp.4201

Claude, Anne; Akçar, Naki; Ivy-Ochs, Susan; Schlunegger, Fritz; Peter, Kubik W.; Andreas, Dehnert; Joachim, Kuhlemann; Meinert, Rahn; Schlüchter, Christian (2017). Timing of early Quaternary gravel accumulation in the Swiss Alpine Foreland. Geomorphology, 276, pp. 71-85. Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.10.016

Costa, Anna; Molnar, Peter; Stutenbecker, Laura Antonia; Bakker, Maarten; Silva, Tiago A.; Schlunegger, Fritz; Lane, Stuart N.; Loizeau, Jean-Luc; Girardclos, Stéphanie (2017). Temperature signal in suspended sediment export from an Alpine catchment. Hydrology and earth system sciences discussions, pp. 1-30. European Geosciences Union 10.5194/hess-2017-2

Clapuyt, François; Vanacker, Veerle; Schlunegger, Fritz; Van Oost, Kristof (2017). Unravelling earth flow dynamics with 3-D time series derived from UAV-SfM models. Earth surface dynamics, 5(4), pp. 791-806. Copernicus Publications 10.5194/esurf-5-791-2017


Fabbri, Stefano Claudio; Weiss, Benedikt J.; Hübscher, Christian; Horstmeyer, Heinrich; Schmelzbach, Cédric; Büchi, Marius; Herwegh, Marco; Schlunegger, Fritz; Anselmetti, Flavio (18 November 2016). Subaquatic moraine amphitheatre in Lake Thun. In: 14th Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2016. Geneva, Switzerland. 18.-19.11.2016.

Fabbri, Stefano Claudio; Herwegh, Marco; Schlunegger, Fritz; Hübscher, Christian; Weiss, Benedikt J.; Schmelzbach, Cédric; Horstmeyer, Heinrich; Merz, Kaspar; Anselmetti, Flavio (22 April 2016). Neotectonic fault structures in the Lake Thun area (Switzerland). Geophysical research abstracts, 18. Copernicus Publications

Fabbri, Stefano Claudio; Herwegh, Marco; Schlunegger, Fritz; Hübscher, Christian; Weiss, Benedikt J.; Schmelzbach, Cédric; Horstmeyer, Heinrich; Büchi, Marius; Anselmetti, Flavio (22 April 2016). Overdeepened glacigenic landforms in Lake Thun (Switzerland) revealed by a multichannel reflection seismic survey. Geophysical research abstracts, 18. Copernicus Publications

Stutenbecker, Laura; Costa, Anna; Schlunegger, Fritz (2016). Lithological control on the landscape form of the upper Rhône Basin, Central Swiss Alps. Earth surface dynamics, 4(1), pp. 253-272. Copernicus Publications 10.5194/esurf-4-253-2016

Schlunegger, Fritz; Elmaarry, Mohamed Ramy; Norton, K.P.; Thomas, Nicolas; Grindrod, P.M.; Chojnacki, M.; Diot, Xavier (2016). Complex geomorphologic assemblage of terrains in association with the banded terrain in Hellas basin, Mars. Planetary and space science, 121, pp. 36-52. Elsevier 10.1016/j.pss.2015.12.003

Litty, Camille; Duller, Robert; Schlunegger, Fritz (2016). Paleohydraulic reconstruction of a 40 kyr-old terrace sequence implies that water discharge was larger than today. Earth surface processes and landforms, 41(7), pp. 884-898. Wiley 10.1002/esp.3872

Norton, K. P.; Schlunegger, Fritz; Litty, Camille (2016). On the potential for regolith control of fluvial terrace formation in semi-arid escarpments. Earth Surface Dynamics Discussions, 4(1), pp. 147-157. Copernicus Publications 10.5194/esurf-4-147-2016

Reber, Regina; Schlunegger, Fritz (2016). Unravelling the moisture sources of the Alpine Glaciers using tunnel valleys as constraints. Terra nova, 28(3), pp. 202-211. Blackwell Scientific Publications 10.1111/ter.12211

Delunel, Romain; Blard, PH; Martin, L; Nomade, S; Schlunegger, Fritz (2016). Long term low latitude and high elevation cosmogenic 3He production rate inferred from a 107 ka-old lava flow in northern Chile; 22°S-3400 m a.s.l. Geochimica et cosmochimica acta, 184, pp. 71-87. Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.gca.2016.04.023

Veit, Heinz; May, Jan-Hendrik; Madella, Andrea; Delunel, Romain; Schlunegger, Fritz; Szidat, Sönke; Capriles, José M. (2016). Palaeo-geoecological significance of Pleistocene trees in the Lluta Valley, Atacama Desert. Journal of quaternary science JQS, 31(3), pp. 203-213. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 10.1002/jqs.2857

Schlunegger, Fritz; Castelltort, Sébastien (2016). Immediate and delayed signal of slab breakoff in Oligo/Miocene Molasse deposits from the European Alps. Scientific Reports, 6(31010), p. 31010. Nature Publishing Group 10.1038/srep31010

Madella, Andrea; Delunel, Romain; Audin, Laurence; Schlunegger, Fritz (2016). Why is there no Coastal Cordillera at the Arica Bend (Western Central Andes)? Basin research, 30(S1), pp. 248-268. Blackwell Science 10.1111/bre.12218

Schürch, Peter; Densmore, Alexander L.; Ivy-Ochs, Susan; Rosser, Nick J.; Kober, Florian; Schlunegger, Fritz; McArdell, Brian; Alfimov, Vasili (2016). Quantitative reconstruction of late Holocene surface evolution on an alpine debris-flow fan. Geomorphology, 275, pp. 46-57. Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.09.020

Litty, Camille; Lanari, Pierre; Burn, Marco; Schlunegger, Fritz (2016). Climate-controlled shifts in sediment provenance inferred from detrital zircon ages, western Peruvian Andes. Geology, 45(1), pp. 59-62. Geological Society of America 10.1130/G38371.1


Schlunegger, Fritz; Kissling, Eduard (2015). Slab rollback orogeny in the Alps and evolution of the Swiss Molasse basin. Nature communications, 6(1), p. 8605. Nature Publishing Group 10.1038/ncomms9605

Cruz Nunes, Fábio; Delunel, Romain; Schlunegger, Fritz; Akçar, Naki; Kubik, Peter W. (2015). Bedrock bedding, landsliding and erosional budgets in the Central European Alps. Terra nova, 27(5), pp. 370-378. Blackwell Scientific Publications 10.1111/ter.12169

Fabbri, Stefano Claudio; Herwegh, Marco; Schlunegger, Fritz; Volken, Stefan; Möri, Andreas; Anselmetti, Flavio (2015). Earthquake- induced Geomorphology: A Neotectonic Study at the Front of the Alps (Lake Thun & Aare Valley, Switzerland). Miscellanea INGV, 2015(27), pp. 152-155. Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia

Savi, S.; Delunel, Romain; Schlunegger, Fritz (2015). Efficiency of frost-cracking processes through space and time: An example from the eastern Italian Alps. Geomorphology, 232, pp. 248-260. Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.01.009

Diot, X.; Elmaarry, M. R.; Guallini, L.; Schlunegger, F.; Norton, K. P.; Thomas, N.; Sutton, S.; Grindrod, P. M. (2015). An ice-rich flow origin for the banded terrain in the Hellas basin, Mars. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 120(12), pp. 2258-2276. Wiley 10.1002/2015JE004956

Stutenbecker, Laura; Costa, A.; Schlunegger, Fritz (2015). Patterns of landscape form in the upper Rhône basin, Central Swiss Alps, predominantly show lithologic controls despite multiple glaciations and variations in rock uplift rates. Earth Surface Dynamics Discussions, 3(4), pp. 1061-1105. Copernicus Publications 10.5194/esurfd-3-1061-2015

Fölmli, C; Herwegh, Marco; Schlunegger, Fritz; Anselmetti, Flavio (2015). Murgänge und Felsstürze im Gebiet Ritzlihorn-Spreitgraben, Guttannen BE – Analyse der Felskonditionierung und des Mur- und Sturzkegels. Swiss Bulletin für angewandte Geologie / Swiss Bulletin de géologie appliquée, 20(2), pp. 47-69. Schweizerische Vereinigung der Petroleum-Geologen und -Ingenieure

Akçar, Naki; Yavuz, V.; Yesilyurt, Serdar; Ivy-Ochs, S.; Reber, Regina; Bayrakdar, C.; Kubik, P. W.; Zahno, C.; Schlunegger, Fritz; Schluchter, C. (2015). Synchronous Last Glacial Maximum across the Anatolian peninsula. Geological Society Special Publications, 433(1), pp. 251-269. Geological Society 10.1144/SP433.7


Delunel, Romain; Bourlès, Didier L.; van der Beek, Peter A.; Schlunegger, Fritz; Leya, Ingo; Masarik, Jozef; Paquet, Emmanuel (2014). Snow shielding factors for cosmogenic nuclide dating inferred from long-term neutron detector monitoring. Quaternary geochronology, 24, pp. 16-26. Elsevier 10.1016/j.quageo.2014.07.003

Diot, Xavier; Elmaarry, Mohamed Ramy; Schlunegger, Fritz; Norton, K.P.; Thomas, Nicolas; Grindrod, P.M. (2014). The geomorphology and morphometry of the banded terrain in Hellas basin, Mars. Planetary and space science, 101, pp. 118-134. Elsevier 10.1016/j.pss.2014.06.013

Delunel, Romain; Van der Beek, Peter A.; Bourlès, Didier L.; Carcaillet, Julien; Schlunegger, Fritz (2014). Transient sediment supply in a high-altitude Alpine environment evidenced through a 10Be budget of the Etages catchment (French Western Alps). Earth surface processes and landforms, 39(7), pp. 890-899. Wiley 10.1002/esp.3494

Baran, Ramona; Friedrich, Anke M.; Schlunegger, Fritz (2014). The late Miocene to Holocene erosion pattern of the Alpine foreland basin reflects Eurasian slab unloading beneath the western Alps rather than global climate change. Lithosphere, 6(2), pp. 124-131. Geological Society of America 10.1130/L307.1

Caduff, Rafael; Schlunegger, Fritz; Kos, Andrew; McArdell, Brian W.; Wiesmann, Andreas (2014). Terrestrial Radar Interferometric Measurement of Hillslope Deformation and Atmospheric Disturbances in the Illgraben Debris-Flow Catchment, Switzerland. IEEE geoscience and remote sensing letters, 11(2), pp. 434-438. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE 10.1109/LGRS.2013.2264564

Norton, Kevin P.; Molnar, Peter; Schlunegger, Fritz (2014). The role of climate-driven chemical weathering on soil production. Geomorphology, 204, pp. 510-517. Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.geomorph.2013.08.030

Bekaddour, Toufik; Schlunegger, Fritz; Vogel, Hendrik; Delunel, Romain; Norton, Kevin; Akçar, Naki; Kubik, Peter (2014). Paleo erosion rates and climate shifts recorded by Quaternary cut-and-fill sequences in the Pisco valley, central Peru. Earth and planetary science letters, 390, pp. 103-115. Elsevier 10.1016/j.epsl.2013.12.048

Trauerstein, Mareike; Lowick, Sally E.; Preusser, Frank; Schlunegger, Fritz (2014). Small aliquot and single grain IRSL and post-IR IRSL dating of fluvial and alluvial sediments from the Pativilca valley, Peru. Quaternary geochronology, 22, pp. 163-174. Elsevier 10.1016/j.quageo.2013.12.004

Savi, Sara; Norton, Kevin; Picotti, V.; Brardinoni, F.; Akçar, Naki; Kubik, P.W.; Delunel, Romain; Schlunegger, Fritz (2014). Effects of sediment mixing on 10Be concentrations in the Zielbach catchment, central-eastern Italian Alps. Quaternary geochronology, 19, pp. 148-162. Elsevier 10.1016/j.quageo.2013.01.006

Chittenden, Hannah; Delunel, Romain; Schlunegger, Fritz; Akçar, Naki; Kubik, Peter (2014). The influence of bedrock orientation on the landscape evolution, surface morphology and denudation (10Be) at the Niesen, Switzerland. Earth surface processes and landforms, 39(9), pp. 1153-1166. Wiley 10.1002/esp.3511

Savi, Sara; Picotti, Vincenzo; Akçar, Naki; Delunel, Romain; Brardinoni, Francesco; Kubik, Peter; Schlunegger, Fritz; Norton, Kevin P. (2014). Quantifying sediment supply at the end of the last glaciation: Dynamic reconstruction of an alpine debris-flow fan. Geological Society of America bulletin, 126(5-6), pp. 773-790. Geological Society of America 10.1130/B30849.1

Schlunegger, Fritz; Norton, K. P. (2014). Climate vs. tectonics: the competing roles of Late Oligocene warming and Alpine orogenesis in constructing alluvial megafan sequences in the North Alpine foreland basin. Basin research, 27(2), pp. 230-245. Blackwell Science 10.1111/bre.12070

Caduff, Rafael; Schlunegger, Fritz; Kos, Andrew; Wiesmann, Andreas (2014). A review of terrestrial radar interferometry for measuring surface change in the geosciences. Earth surface processes and landforms, 40(2), pp. 208-228. Wiley 10.1002/esp.3656


Savi, Sara; Schneuwly, Michelle; Bommer, Bastian; Stoffel, Markus; Schlunegger, Fritz (2013). Geomorphic coupling between hillslopes and channels in the Swiss Alps. Earth surface processes and landforms, 38(9), pp. 959-969. Wiley 10.1002/esp.3342

Schlunegger, Fritz; Norton, Kevin (2013). Headward retreat of streams in the Late Oligocene to Early Miocene Swiss Alps. Sedimentology, 60(1), pp. 85-101. Blackwell Science 10.1111/sed.12010

Föllmi, Karl B.; Schlunegger, Fritz; Weissert, Helmut (2013). Alpine sedimentology: An introduction and tribute to Albert Matter and Daniel Bernoulli. Sedimentology, 60(1), pp. 1-18. Blackwell Science 10.1111/sed.12014

Bekaddour, Toufik; Schlunegger, Fritz; Attal, Mikaël; Norton, Kevin P. (2013). Lateral sediment sources and knickzones as controls on spatio-temporal variations of sediment transport in an Alpine river. Sedimentology, 60(1), pp. 342-357. Blackwell Science 10.1111/sed.12009

Schlunegger, Fritz; Norton, Kevin; Caduff, Rafael (2013). Hillslope Processes in Temperate Environments. In: Shroder, John F. (ed.) Treatise on Geomorphology. Mountain and Hillslope Geomorphology: Vol. 7 (pp. 337-354). San Diego: Academic Press 10.1016/B978-0-12-374739-6.00183-4

Bennett, G.L.; Molnar, P.; McArdell, B.W.; Schlunegger, Fritz; Burlando, P. (2013). Patterns and controls of sediment production, transfer and yield in the Illgraben. Geomorphology, 188, pp. 68-82. Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.geomorph.2012.11.029

Hinderer, Matthias; Kastowski, Martin; Kamelger, Achim; Bartolini, Carlo; Schlunegger, Fritz (2013). River loads and modern denudation of the Alps — A review. Earth-science reviews, 118, pp. 11-44. Elsevier 10.1016/j.earscirev.2013.01.001

Trauerstein, Mareike; Norton, Kevin P.; Preusser, Frank; Schlunegger, Fritz (2013). Climatic imprint on landscape morphology in the western escarpment of the Andes. Geomorphology, 194, pp. 76-83. Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.geomorph.2013.04.015

Schlunegger, Fritz; Norton, Kevin P. (2013). Water versus ice: The competing roles of modern climate and Pleistocene glacial erosion in the Central Alps of Switzerland. Tectonophysics, 602, pp. 370-381. Elsevier 10.1016/j.tecto.2013.03.027

Dürst Stucki, Mirjam; Schlunegger, Fritz (2013). Identification of erosional mechanisms during past glaciations based on a bedrock surface model of the central European Alps. Earth and planetary science letters, 384, pp. 57-70. Elsevier 10.1016/j.epsl.2013.10.009


Pfiffner, O. Adrian; Engi, Martin; Schlunegger, Fritz; Mezger, Klaus; Diamond, Larryn W. (2012). Erdwissenschaften. UTB basics: Vol. 3632. Bern: Haupt

Dürst Stucki, M.; Schlunegger, F.; Christener, F.; Otto, J.C.; Götz, J. (2012). Deepening of inner gorges through subglacial meltwater - An example from the UNESCO Entlebuch area, Switzerland. Geomorphology, 139-140, pp. 506-517. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.11.016

Van den Berg, F.; Schlunegger, F. (2012). Alluvial cover dynamics in response to floods of various magnitudes: The effect of the release of glaciogenic material in a Swiss Alpine catchment. Geomorphology, 141-142, pp. 121-133. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.12.030

Van den Berg, F.; Schlunegger, F.; Akçar, N.; Kubik, P. (2012). 10Be-derived assessment of accelerated erosion in a glacially conditioned inner gorge, Entlebuch, Central Alps of Switzerland. Earth surface processes and landforms, 37(11), pp. 1176-1188. New York, N.Y.: Wiley 10.1002/esp.3237

Campani, M.; Mulch, A.; Kempf, O.; Schlunegger, F.; Mancktelow, N. (2012). Miocene paleotopography of the Central Alps. Earth and planetary science letters, 337-338, pp. 174-185. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.epsl.2012.05.017

Trauerstein, M.; Lowick, S.; Preusser, F.; Rufer, Daniel; Schlunegger, F. (2012). Exploring fading in single grain feldspar IRSL measurements. Quaternary geochronology, 10(SI), pp. 327-333. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.quageo.2012.02.004

Von Hagke Cederbom, C.; Oncken, O.; Stöckli, D.; Rahn, M.K.; Schlunegger, F. (2012). Linking the northern Alps with their foreland: The latest exhumation history resolved by low-temperature thermochronology. Tectonics, 31(5), n/a-n/a. Washington, D.C.: American Geophysical Union, European Geophysical Society 10.1029/2011TC003078


Neubert, Nadja; Heri, Alexandra; Vögelin, Andrea; Nägler, Thomas; Schlunegger, Fritz; Villa, Igor Maria (2011). The molybdenum isotopic composition in river water: Constraints from small catchments. Earth and planetary science letters, 340(1-2), pp. 180-190. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.02.001

Abbühl, L.; Norton, K.; Schlunegger, F.; Aldahan, A.; Possnert, G. (2011). Erosion rates and mechanisms of knickzone retreat inferred from 10Be measured across strong climate gradients on the northern and central Andes Western Escarpment. Earth surface processes and landforms, 36(11), pp. 1464-1473. New York, N.Y.: Wiley 10.1002/esp.2164

Berger, C.; McArdell, B.W.; Schlunegger, F. (2011). Sediment transfer patterns at the Illgraben catchment, Switzerland: Implications for the time scales of debris flow activities. Geomorphology, 125(3), pp. 421-432. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.geomorph.2010.10.019

Cederbom, C.E.; van der Beek, P.; Schlunegger, F.; Sinclair, H.; Oncken, O. (2011). Rapid, extensive erosion of the North Alpine foreland basin at 5-4 Ma: Climatic, tectonic and geodynamic forcing on the European Alps. Basin research, 23(5), pp. 528-550. Oxford: Blackwell Science 10.1111/j.1365-2117.2011.00501.x

Schlunegger, F.; Mosar, J. (2011). The last erosional state of the Molasse Basin and the Alps. International journal of earth sciences, 100(5), pp. 1147-1162. Berlin: Springer-Verlag 10.1007/s00531-010-0607-1

Schlunegger, F.; Norton, K.; Zeilinger, G. (2011). Climate forcing on channel profiles in the Eastern Cordillera of the Coroico region, Bolivia. Journal of geology, 119(1), pp. 97-107. Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press, Journals Division 10.1086/657407

Norton, K.; Schlunegger, F. (2011). Migrating deformation in the Central Andes from enhanced orogrpahic rainfall. Nature communications, 2(584), p. 584. London: Nature Publishing Group 10.1038/ncomms1590

Berger, C.; McArdell, B.W.; Schlunegger, F. (2011). Direct measurement of channel erosion by debris flows, Illgraben, Switzerland. Journal of geophysical research, 116(F1), n/a-n/a. Washington, D.C.: American Geophysical Union 10.1029/2010JF001722


Korup, Oliver; Densmore, Alexander L.; Schlunegger, Fritz (2010). The role of landslides in mountain range evolution. Geomorphology, 120(1-2), pp. 77-90. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.geomorph.2009.09.017

Madritsch, Herfried; Preusser, Frank; Fabbri, Olivier; Bichet, Vincent; Schlunegger, Fritz; Schmid, Stefan M. (2010). Late Quaternary folding in the Jura Mountains: evidence from syn-erosional deformation of fluvial meanders. Terra nova, 22(2), pp. 147-154. Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications 10.1111/j.1365-3121.2010.00928.x

Berger, Catherine; McArdell, Brian W.; Fritschi, Bruno; Schlunegger, Fritz (2010). A novel method for measuring the timing of bed erosion during debris flows and floods. Water resources research, 46(2), n/a-n/a. Washington, D.C.: American Geophysical Union 10.1029/2009WR007993

Abbühl, Luca; Norton, Kevin P.; Schlunegger, Fritz; Kracht, Oliver; Aldahan, Ala; Possnert, Goeran (2010). El Nino forcing on (10)Be-based surface denudation rates in the northwestern Peruvian Andes? Geomorphology, 123(3-4), pp. 257-268. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.geomorph.2010.07.017

Berger, Catherine; Schulze, Marcel; Rieke-Zapp, Dirk; Schlunegger, Fritz (2010). Rill development and soil erosion: a laboratory study of slope and rainfall intensity. Earth surface processes and landforms, 35(12), pp. 1456-1467. New York, N.Y.: Wiley 10.1002/esp.1989

Dürst Stucki, Mirjam; Reber, Regina; Schlunegger, Fritz (2010). Subglacial tunnel valleys in the Alpine foreland: an example from Bern, Switzerland. Swiss journal of geosciences, 103(3), pp. 363-374. Basel: SP Birkhäuser Verlag Basel 10.1007/s00015-010-0042-0

Norton, Kevin P.; Abbühl, Luca M.; Schlunegger, Fritz (2010). Glacial conditioning as an erosional driving force in the Central Alps. Geology, 38(7), pp. 655-658. Boulder, Colo.: Geological Society of America 10.1130/G31102.1

Steffen, Damian; Schlunegger, Fritz; Preusser, Frank (2010). Late Pleistocene fans and terraces in the Majes valley, southern Peru, and their relation to climatic variations. International journal of earth sciences, 99(8), pp. 1975-1989. Berlin: Springer-Verlag 10.1007/s00531-009-0489-2

Schlunegger, Fritz; Kober, Florian; Zeilinger, Gerold; von Rotz, Ruedi (2010). Sedimentology-based reconstructions of paleoclimate changes in the Central Andes in response to the uplift of the Andes, Arica region between 19 and 21 degrees S latitude, northern Chile. International journal of earth sciences, 99(1), pp. 123-137. Berlin: Springer-Verlag 10.1007/s00531-010-0572-8

Willett, Sean D.; Schlunegger, Fritz (2010). The last phase of deposition in the Swiss Molasse Basin: from foredeep to negative-alpha basin. Basin research, 22(5), pp. 623-639. Oxford: Blackwell Science 10.1111/j.1365-2117.2009.00435.x


Rieke-Zapp, Dirk H.; Rosenbauer, Ralph; Schlunegger, Fritz (2009). A photogrammetric surveying method for field applications. Photogrammetric record - an international journal of photogrammetry, 24(125), pp. 5-22. Oxford: Blackwell 10.1111/j.1477-9730.2008.00515.x

Steffen, Damian; Preusser, Frank; Schlunegger, Fritz (2009). OSL quartz age underestimation due to unstable signal components. Quaternary geochronology, 4(5), pp. 353-362. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.quageo.2009.05.015

Steffen, Damian; Schlunegger, Fritz; Preusser, Frank (2009). Drainage basin response to climate change in the Pisco Valley, Peru. Geology, 37(6), pp. 491-494. Boulder, Colo.: Geological Society of America 10.1130/G25475A.1

Korup, O.; Schlunegger, Fritz (2009). Rock-typle control on erosion-induced uplift, eastern Swiss Alps. Earth and planetary science letters, 278(3-4), pp. 278-285. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.epsl.2008.12.012

Kober, F.; Ivy-Ochs, S.; Zeilinger, F.; Schlunegger, Fritz; Kubik, P.W.; Baur, H.; Wieler, R. (2009). Complex multiple cosmogenic nuclide concentration and histories in the arid Rio Lluta catchment, northern Chile. Earth surface processes and landforms, 34(3), pp. 398-412. New York, N.Y.: Wiley 10.1002/esp.1748

Mettier, Ralph; Schlunegger, Fritz; Schneider, Heinz; Schwab, Marco; Rieke-Zapp, Dirk (2009). Relationships between landscape morphology, climate and surface erosion in northern Peru at 5°S latitude. International journal of earth sciences, 98(8), pp. 2009-2022. Berlin: Springer-Verlag 10.1007/s00531-008-0355-7

Schlunegger, Fritz; Badoux, A.; McArdell, B.W.; Gwerder, C.; Schnydrig, Damian; Rieke-Zapp, Dirk; Molnar, P. (2009). Limits of sediment transfer in an alpine debris-flow catchment, Illgraben, Switzerland. Quaternary Science Reviews, 28(11-12), pp. 1097-1105. Oxford: Pergamon 10.1016/j.quascirev.2008.10.025

Schwab, Marco; Schlunegger, Fritz; Schneider, Heinz; Stöckli, Gregor; Rieke-Zapp, Dirk (2009). Contrasting sediment flux in Val Lumnezia, (Graubünden, Eastern Swiss Alps) and implications for landscape development. Swiss journal of geosciences, 102(2), pp. 211-222. Basel: Birkhäuser-Verlag; www.birkhä 10.1007/s00015-009-1320-6

Champagnac, J.D.; Schlunegger, Fritz; Norton, Kevin; von Blanckenburg, F.; Abbuehl, Luca; Schwab, Marco (2009). Erosion-driven uplift of the modern Central Alps. Tectonophysics, 474(1-2), pp. 236-249. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.tecto.2009.02.024

Schneider, Heinz Patricio; Schwab, Marco; Schlunegger, Fritz (2009). Channelized and hillslope sediment transport and the geomorphology of mountain belts. International journal of earth sciences, 98(1), pp. 241-243. Springer-Verlag 10.1007/s00531-008-0310-7


Schwab, Marco; Rieke-Zapp, Dirk; Schneider, Heinz; Liniger, Markus; Schlunegger, Fritz (2008). Landsliding and sediment flux in the Central Swiss Alps: A photogrammetric study of the Schimbrig landslide Entlebuch. Geomorphology, 97(3-4), pp. 392-406. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.geomorph.2007.08.019

Schneider, Heinz; Schwab, Marco; Schlunegger, Fritz (2008). Channelized and hillslope sediment transport and the geomorphology of mountain belts. International journal of earth sciences, 97(1), pp. 179-192. Berlin: Springer-Verlag 10.1007/s00531-006-0164-9

Norton, Kevin; von Blanckenburg, F.; Schlunegger, Fritz; Schwab, Marco; Kubik, P.W. (2008). Cosmogenic nuclide-based investigation of spatial erosion and hillslope channel coupling in the transient foreland of the Swiss Alps. Geomorphology, 95(3-4), pp. 474-486. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.geomorph.2007.07.013

Wipf, Martin; Zeilinger, Gerold; Seward, Diane; Schlunegger, Fritz (2008). Focused subaerial erosion during ridge subduction: impact on the geomorphology in south-central Peru. Terra nova, 20(1), pp. 1-10. Blackwell Scientific Publications 10.1111/j.1365-3121.2007.00780.x


Kober, Florian; Ivy-Ochs, Susan; Schlunegger, Fritz; Baur, Heinrich; Kubik, Peter; Wieler, Rainer (2007). Denudation rates and topography-driven rainfall threshold in northern Chile: Multiple cosmogenic nuclide data and sediment budgets. Geomorphology, 83(1-2), pp. 97-120. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.geomorph.2006.06.029

Schlunegger, Fritz; Rieke-Zapp, Dirk; Ramseyer, Karl (2007). Possible environmental effects on the evolution of the Alps-Molasse Basin system. Swiss journal of geosciences, 100(3), pp. 383-405. Basel: SP Birkhäuser Verlag Basel 10.1007/s00015-007-1238-9

Gisler, Christian; Hochuli, Peter; Ramseyer, Karl; Bläsi, Hansruedi; Schlunegger, Fritz (2007). Sedimentological and palynological constraints on the basal Triassic sequence in Central Switzerland. Swiss journal of geosciences, 100(2), pp. 263-272. Basel: Birkhäuser-Verlag; www.birkhä 10.1007/s00015-007-1225-1

Korup, O.; Schlunegger, Fritz (2007). Bedrock landsliding, river incision, and transience of geomorphic hillslope-channel coupling: evidence from inner gorges in the Swiss Alps. Journal of geophysical research, 112(FO3027), pp. 1-19. American Geophysical Union 10.1029/2006JF000710

Schneider, H.; Schlunegger, Fritz; Rutllant, J.; Schwab, Marco; Rieke-Zapp, Dirk; Ordinola, N.; Otero, G. (2007). El Ni-o landscape fingerprints in the Piura drainage basin at 5¡S latitude, northern Peru (Submitted). Terra nova Blackwell Scientific Publications

Zeilinger, Gerold; Schlunegger, Fritz (2007). Possible flexural accommodation on the eastern edge of the Altiplano in relation to focussed erosion in the Rio La Paz drainage system. Terra nova, 19(5), pp. 373-380. Blackwell Scientific Publications 10.1111/j.1365-3121.2007.00762.x

Schwab, Marco; Läderach, Christine; Rieke-Zapp, Dirk; Schlunegger, Fritz (2007). Slip rates variability and sediment mobilization on a shallow landslide in the northern Swiss Alps. Swiss journal of geosciences, 100(2), pp. 281-292. Birkhäuser-Verlag; www.birkhä 10.1007/s00015-007-1218-0


Schlunegger, Fritz; Zeilinger, Gerold; Kounov, Alexandre; Kober, Florian; Hüsser, Bernice (2006). Scale of relief growth in the forearc of the Andes of Northern Chile (Arica latitude 18ºS). Terra nova, 18(3), pp. 217-223. Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications 10.1111/j.1365-3121.2006.00682.x

Willett, Sean; Schlunegger, Fritz; Picotti, Vincenzo (2006). Messinian climate change and erosional destruction of the central European Alps. Geology, 34(8), pp. 613-616. Boulder, Colo.: Geological Society of America 10.1130/G22280.1

Kober, Florian; Schlunegger, Fritz; Zeilinger, Gerold; Schneider, Heinz (2006). Surface uplift and climate change - the geomorphic evolution of the western escarpment of the Andes of northern Chile between the Miocene and present. In: Willett, Sean; Hovius, Niels; Brandon, Mark; Fisher, Donald (eds.) Tectonics, Climate and Landscape Evolution. Geological Society of America Special Papers: Vol. 398 (pp. 75-86). Boulder: Geological Society of America 10.1130/2006.2398(05)


Rotz, Ruedi; Schlunegger, Fritz; Heller, Friedrich; Villa, Igor Maria (2005). Assessing the age of relief growth in the Andes of northern Chile: Magneto-polarity chronologies from Neogene continental sections. Terra nova, 17(5), pp. 462-471. Blackwell Scientific Publications 10.1111/j.1365-3121.2005.00634.x

Strasser, Michael; Schlunegger, Fritz (2005). Erosional processes, topographic length-scales and geomorphic evolution in arid climatic environments: the ‘Lluta collapse’, northern Chile. International journal of earth sciences, 94(3), pp. 433-446. Springer-Verlag; 10.1007/s00531-005-0491-2

Zeilinger, Gerold; Schlunegger, Fritz; Simpson, Guy (2005). The Oxaya anticline (northern Chile): a buckle enhanced by river incision? Terra nova, 17(4), pp. 368-375. Blackwell Scientific Publications 10.1111/j.1365-3121.2005.00622.x


Cederbom, Charlotte E.; Sinclair, Hugh D.; Schlunegger, Fritz; Rahn, Meinert K. (2004). Climate-induced rebound and exhumation of the European Alps. Geology, 32(8), p. 709. Geological Society of America 10.1130/G20491.1


Schlunegger, Fritz; Hinderer, Matthias (2003). Pleistocene/Holocene climate change, re-establishment of fluvial drainage network and increase in relief in the Swiss Alps. Terra nova, 15(2), pp. 88-95. Blackwell Scientific Publications 10.1046/j.1365-3121.2003.00469.x

Simpson, Guy; Schlunegger, Fritz (2003). Topographic evolution and morphology of surfaces evolving in response to coupled fluvial and hillslope sediment transport. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 108(B6) American Geophysical Union 10.1029/2002JB002162


Wipf, M.; Seward, D.; Schlunegger, Fritz (2002). Preliminary fission track data on the effects of the subducting Nazca ridge on the geomorphology in south-central Peru. In: 5th International Symposium on Andean Geodynamics. Toulouse, Frankreich. 16.-18. September.

Wipf, M.; Seward, D.; Schlunegger, Fritz (2002). Effects of the subducting Nazca Ridge on Andean exhumation in South-central Peru. Geotemas, 4 Sociedad Geológica de España

Schlunegger, Fritz; Kober, F.; Simpson, G.; Schneider, H. (2002). Ardisation and enhanced rates of fluvial incision in the Andes of Northern Chile. In: 5th International Symposium on Andean Geodynamics. Toulouse, Frankreich. 16.-18. September.

Kober, F.; Schlunegger, F.; Wieler, R.; Ivy-Ochs, S.; Simpson, G. (2002). Determination of erosion rates in a decoupled river and pediplane system in the Central Andes, Northern Chile. In: 5th International Symposium on Andean Geodynamics (pp. 347-349). Institut de recherche pour le developpement

Pfiffner, O. A.; Schlunegger, F.; Buiter, S. J. H. (2002). The Swiss Alps and their peripheral foreland basin: Stratigraphic response to deep crustal processes. Tectonics, 21(2), 3:1-3:16. American Geophysical Union (AGU) 10.1029/2000TC900039

Schlunegger, Fritz (2002). Impact of hillslope-derived sediment supply on drainage basin development in small watersheds at the northern border of the central Alps of Switzerland. Geomorphology, 46(3-4), pp. 285-305. Elsevier Science 10.1016/S0169-555X(02)00081-8

Schlunegger, Fritz; Detzner, Kai; Olsson, Dagmar (2002). The evolution towards steady state erosion in a soil-mantled drainage basin: semi-quantitative data from a transient landscape in the Swiss Alps. Geomorphology, 43(1-2), pp. 55-76. Elsevier Science 10.1016/S0169-555X(01)00120-9

Schlunegger, Fritz; Simpson, Guy (2002). Possible erosional control on lateral growth of the European Central Alps. Geology, 30(10), p. 907. Geological Society of America 10.1130/0091-7613(2002)030<0907:PECOLG>2.0.CO;2


Schlunegger, Fritz; Hinderer, Matthias (2001). Crustal uplift in the Alps: why the drainage pattern matters. Terra nova, 13(6), pp. 425-432. Blackwell Scientific Publications 10.1046/j.1365-3121.2001.00374.x

Schlunegger, F.; Melzer, J.; Tucker, G. (2001). Climate, exposed source-rock lithologies, crustal uplift and surface erosion: a theoretical analysis calibrated with data from the Alps/North Alpine Foreland Basin system. International journal of earth sciences, 90(3), pp. 484-499. Springer 10.1007/s005310100174


von Eynatten, H.; Schlunegger, F.; Gaupp, R.; Wijbrans, J.R. (1999). Exhumation of the Central Alps: evidence from 40Ar/39Ar laserprobe dating of detrital white micas from the Swiss Molasse Basin. Terra nova, 11(6), pp. 284-289. Blackwell Scientific Publications 10.1046/j.1365-3121.1999.00260.x

Schlunegger, Fritz (1999). Controls of surface erosion on the evolution of the Alps: constraints from the stratigraphies of the adjacent foreland basins. International journal of earth sciences, 88(2), pp. 285-304. Springer 10.1007/s005310050265


Kempf, O; Schlunegger, Fritz; Strunck, P; Matter, Albert (1998). Palaeomagnetic evidence for late Miocene rotation of the Swiss Alps: results from the north Alpine foreland basin. Terra nova, 10(1), pp. 6-10. Blackwell Scientific Publications 10.1046/j.1365-3121.1998.00164.x

Schlunegger, Fritz; Slingerl, Rudy; Matter, Albert (1998). Crustal thickening and crustal extension as controls on the evolution of the drainage network of the central Swiss Alps between 30 Ma and the present: constraints from the stratigraphy of the North Alpine Foreland Basin and the structural evolution of the Alps. Basin research, 10(2), pp. 197-212. Blackwell Science 10.1046/j.1365-2117.1998.00063.x


Schlunegger, Fritz; Leu, Werner; Matter, Albert (1997). Sedimentary sequences, seismofacies and stratigraphic simulation of the evolution of the Burdigalian/Laughian Upper Marine Molasse Group (OMM) of central Switzerland. AAPG Bulletin, 81, pp. 1185-1207. American Association of Petroleum Geologists

Schlunegger, Fritz; Matter, Albert; Burbank, D. W.; Klaper, E. M. (1997). Magnetostratigraphic constraints on relationships between evolution of the central Swiss Molasse basin and Alpine orogenic events. Geological Society of America bulletin, 109(2), pp. 225-241. Geological Society of America 10.1130/0016-7606(1997)109<0225:MCORBE>2.3.CO;2

Schlunegger, Fritz; Matter, Albert; Burbank, D. W.; Leu, Werner; Mange, M.; Matyas, J. (1997). Sedimentary sequences, seismofacies and evolution of depositional systems of the Oligo/Miocene Lower Freshwater Molasse Group, Switzerland. Basin research, 9(1), pp. 1-26. Blackwell Science 10.1046/j.1365-2117.1997.00029.x

Schlunegger, Fritz; Jordan, Teresa E.; Klaper, Eva Maria (1997). Controls of erosional denudation in the orogen on foreland basin evolution: The Oligocene central Swiss Molasse Basin as an example. Tectonics, 16(5), pp. 823-840. American Geophysical Union, European Geophysical Society 10.1029/97TC01657


Schlunegger, Fritz; Burbank, D.W.; Matter, Albert; Engesser, B.; Mödden, C. (1996). Magnetostratigraphic calibration of the Oligocene to Middle Miocene (30-15 Ma) mammal biozones and depositional sequences of the Swiss Molasse Basin. Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae, 89(2), pp. 753-788. Birkhäuser 10.5169/seals-167923


Blaser, P.; Gubler, T.; Küpfer, T.; Marschall, P.; Matter, Albert; Matyas, J.; Meier, B.P.; Müller, W.M.; Schlanke, S.; Schlunegger, Fritz; Sieber, N.; Wyss, E. (1994). Geothermiebohrung Bassersdorf. Charakterisierung der Oberen Meeresmolasse und Unteren Süsswassermolasse. Wettingen: Nagra

Schlunegger, Fritz; Matter, Albert; Mange, M.A. (1994). Alluvial fan sedimentation and structure of the southern Molasse Basin margin, Lake Thun area, Switzerland. Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae, 86(3), pp. 717-750. Birkhäuser 10.5169/seals-167260

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