Aug 2010	GeoGovernance ist zentrales Element Im Antrag zur Exzellenzinitiative

Geogovernance is a central element in the application for the Excellence Initiative.       > read more

Sep 2010	Beim Schiffbauergasse-Fest wird Wissenschaft zum Anfassen präsentiert

Sep 2010: At the "Schiffbauergasse"-festival science is presented to be touched      > read more

29.10.2010: PCPM Climate Breakfast with Prof. Bierbaum         > read more

Apr 2010	Geo- und Klimawissenschaften im Auswärtigen Amt

Apr 2010: Earth and Environmental Sciences in the Federal Foreign Office.

Feb 2010	PROGRESS startet mit Kickoff-Meeting

Feb 2010: PROGRESS started with Kickoff-Meeting.        > read more

Professor Oliver Korup, Ph.D.

Universität Potsdam
Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 24-25
Building 27, Room 1.35
D-14476 Potsdam

Phone: +49 331 977 2732
Fax: +49 331 977 5700

Research Interests

Geohazards; Scaling and Coupling of Hillslope, Fluvial, and Glacial Processes; Sediment Flux, Landscape Metrics, and Landscape Evolution; Tectonic Geomorphology; Alps; Central and High Asia; Western Pacific Rim

Academic Training

2000 - 2003 PhD in Physical Geography, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
1992 - 1999 Diploma in Geography, Geology, and Prehistoric Archaeology, Julius-Maximilian University of Würzburg, Germany

Professional Experience

2011 Visiting Professor, Center for Spatial Information Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan
2010 - current DFG Heisenberg Fellow, Leader Junior Research Group "Geohzards", Institut of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Potsdam University, Germany
10-11/2007 Visiting Erskine Fellow, Institute of Geological Sciences, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
2003 - 2009 Researcher, Swiss Federal Research Institute on Forest, Snow, and Landscape WSL, Birmensdorf, Davos, Switzerland

Cooperation with other institutions / Consultancy in National and International Committees

  • Reviewer for European Facility for Airborne Research, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, New Zealand Earthquake Commission, Swiss National Science Foundation, U.K. Natural Environment Research Council, U.S. National Science Foundation
  • Member-at-large: Geological Society of America Student Research Grants Committee, Geological Society of America Publications Committee

Editorial Activities

Associate Editor: Earth Surface Processes and Landforms (current), Editorial Board: Geomorphology (current), Landslides (current)

Honors, Awards, Nominations and Special Appointments

  • Visiting Professor, The University of Tokyo, Japan, 2011
  • DFG Heisenberg Fellowship, 2009
  • Editors’ Citation for Excellence in Refereeing, Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface, 2008
  • Visiting Erskine Fellowship, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, 2007
  • International Association of Geomorphologists, Jan de Ploey Prize for Contributions to Process Geomorphology, 2005
  • Postgraduate Scholarship, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 2000-2003
  • Landesgraduiertenförderung Freistaat Bayern, Germany, 1999

Selected Invited Lectures (last 12 months)

American Geophysical Union, 2010; British Society for Geomorphology 50th Anniversary Meeting, 2010.

Selected peer-reviewed publications

  • Korup, O., Densmore, A.L., Schlunegger, F., 2010. The role of landslides in mountain range evolution. Geomorphology 120, 77–90.
  • Korup, O., Montgomery, D.R., Hewitt, K., 2010. Glacier and landslide feedbacks to topographic relief in the Himalayan syntaxes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107, 5317–5322.
  • Straumann, R., Korup, O., 2009. Quantifying sediment storage at the mountain-belt scale. Geology 37, 1079–1082.
  • Korup, O., Clague, J.J., 2009. Natural hazards, extreme events, and mountain topography. Quaternary Science Reviews 28, 977–990.
  • Korup, O., Schlunegger, F., 2009. Rock-type control on erosion-induced uplift, eastern Swiss Alps. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 278, 278–285.
  • Korup, O., Montgomery, D.R., 2008. Tibetan plateau river incision inhibited by glacial stabilization of the Tsangpo gorge. Nature 455, 786–789.
  • Korup, O., Tweed, F., 2007. Ice, moraine, and landslide dams in mountainous terrain. Quaternary Science Reviews 26, 3406–3422.
  • Korup, O., Schlunegger, F., 2007. Bedrock landslides, river incision, and transience of geomorphic hillslope-channel coupling: evidence from inner gorges in the eastern Swiss Alps. Journal of Geophysical Research 112, F03027, doi:10.1029/2006JF000710.
  • Korup, O., Clague, J.J., Hermanns, R.L., Hewitt, K., Strom, A.L., Weidinger, J.T., 2007. Giant landslides, topography, and erosion. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 261, 578–589.
  • Korup, O., McSaveney, M.J., Davies, T.R.H., 2004. Sediment generation and delivery from large historic landslides in the Southern Alps, New Zealand. Geomorphology 61, 189–207.