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Dr. rer. nat. Simon Matthias May

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Dr. rer. nat. Simon Matthias May

Modulbau, Raum 1.05

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50674 Köln

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Current Position

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research Interests

Physical Geography; Geomorphology, Coastal Geomorphology, Palaeogeography, Coastal Hazards

Projects (ongoing)

Soil dynamics and hillslope processes & Ground based observations and experiments (sub-projects Z3 and C3 of the  CRC 1211 "Earth - Evolution at the dry limit"). Funding: DFG | PIs: O. Bubenzer, G. Bareth

OSL surface exposure dating of wave-emplaced boulders - Improving the use of coarse-clast records for coastal hazard assessments. Funding: DFG | PIs: D. Brill, S.M. May | Cooperation partners: J. Lario (Madrid, Spain). Participating scientists in working group: G. King, A. Zander, H. Brückner, M. Engel.

Cyclone-generated washover deposits and landforms of Western Australia – Sediment characteristics and chronology of geo-archives and palaeotempestological implications (German Research Council, DFG, begin: 08/2012) (together with: A/Prof Dr Anja Scheffers, Southern Cross GeoScience, Australia / Prof Dr H. Brückner, Cologne). > MORE INFO

Typhoon Haiyan on the Philippines - a dramatic disaster provides a crucial reference for palaeotempestology (Funding: UoC Postdoc Grant) | PIs: M. Engel, D. Brill, S.M. May, H. Brückner (Cologne).

Paleo-tsunami and earthquake records of ruptures along the Nankai Trough, offshore South-Central Japan (Funding: Belgian Research Action Through Interdisciplinary Networks) | PIs: M. De Batist, V. Heyvaert, A. Hubert-Ferrari (Belgium), O. Fujiwara, Y. Yokoyama (Japan), H. Brückner (Cologne, Germany). Participating Scientists (Cologne): S.M. May, D. Brill, M. Engel, M. Seeliger.

Archeostraits - Vorgeschichtliche Siedlungskammern an der Meerenge von Gibraltar: die Territorien von La Silla del Papa und Los Castillejos de Alcorrín (9. – 1. Jh. v. Chr.) (Funding: DFG) | PIs: Prof. Dr. Pierre Moret (CNRS, Toulouse), Prof. Dr. Dirce Marzoli (DAI, Madrid) | Participating Scientists (Cologne): D. Brill, H. Brückner.

Projects (completed)

Extreme events (cyclones, tsunamis) and sea level changes in Western Australia (German Research Council, DFG). Supervisors: Prof Dr Dieter Kelletat, Prof Dr Helmut Brückner (Cologne) and A/Prof Dr Anja Scheffers (Southern Cross, Australia). Research Assistants: Dr Simon Matthias May, Dipl-Geogr Max Engel (Cologne), Peter Squire (Southern Cross).

„Chevrons“.  Litorale  Ablagerungen  ungeklärter  Genese  –  exemplarische  Studie an Küsten von Südbrasilien und Zentralchile (German Research Council, DFG, since 2010)

Rekonstruktion von mittel- bis spätholozänen Tsunami-Ereignissen im Gebiet Leukas-Preveza (Nordwestgriechenland) mit Hilfe sedimentologischer, geomorphologischer und paläogeographischer Untersuchungen. Finanzierung: DFG (08/2006 - 07/2009). Leitung: Dr. A. Vött, Prof. Dr. H. Brückner. 

Awards/Grants

Since 08/2012: Own research project funded by the German Research Council (DFG, MA 5768/1-1).

03-07/2012: Visiting Research Fellow at Southern Cross Geoscience, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, Australia.

Dr. Hohmann Funding by the Gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Köln e.V. for the research project "Dating of tsunami deposits on the Cape Verde and Canary Islands using cosmogenic nuclides (36Cl)" (together with Max Engel and Gilles Rixhon) (Jun 2012)

Start-up grant by KölnAlumni e.V. covering field work for the research project "Dating of tsunami deposits on the Cape Verde and Canary Islands using cosmogenic nuclides (36Cl)" (together with Max Engel and Gilles Rixhon) (Jan 2012) 

Publications

Publications 2017

Brill, D., May, S.M., Shah-Hosseini, M., Rufer, D., Schmidt, C., Engel, M., 2017. Luminescence dating of cyclone-induced wahover fans at Point Lefroy (NW Australia). Quaternary Geochronology, DOI: 10/1016/j.quageo.2017.03.004.

Laermanns, H., Kelterbaum, D., May, S.M., Elashvili, M., Opitz, S., Hülle, D., Rölkens, J., Verheul, J., Riedesel, S., Brückner, H.  2017. Mid- to Late Holocene landscape changes in the Rioni Delta area (Kolkheti lowlands, W Georgia). Quaternary International. DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2016.12.037

May, S.M., Brill, D., Leopold, M., Callow, N., Engel, M., Scheffers, A., Opitz, S., Norpoth, M., Brückner, H., 2017.  Chronostratigraphy and geomorphology of washover fans in the Exmouth Gulf (NW Australia) - A record of tropical cyclone activity during the late Holocene. Quaternary Science Reviews 169, 65-84. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.05.23.

May, S.M., Gelhausen, H., Brill, D., Callow, N.,Engel, M., Opitz, S., Scheffers, A., Joannes-Boyau, R., Leopold, M., Brückner, H., 2017. Chenier-type ridges in Giralia Bay (Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia) - Processes, chronostratigraphy, and significance for recording past tropical cyclones. Marine Geology, DOI: 10.1016/j.margeo.2017.03.005.

Rixhon, G., May, S.M., Engel, M., Mechernich, S., Schroeder-Ritzrau, A., Fohlmeister, J., Frank, N., Boulvain, F., Dunai, T., Brückner, H., 2017.  Multiple dating approach (14C, 230Th/U and 36Cl) of tsunami-transported reef-top megaclasts on Bonaire (Leeward Antilles) - current research and future challenges. Marine Geology, DOI: 10.1016/j.margeo.2017.03.007.

Publications 2016

Brill, D., May, S.M., Engel, M., Reyes, M., Pint, A., Opitz, S., Dierick, M., Gonzalo, L.A., Brückner, H., 2016. Typhoon Haiyan's sedimentary record in coastal environments of the Philippines and its palaeotempestological implications. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 16, 2799-2822. DOI: 10.5194/nhess-2016-224

Engel, M., Oetjen, J., May, S.M., Brückner, H., 2016. Tsunami deposits of the Caribbean - Towards an improved coastal hazard assessment. Earth-Science Reviews 163, 260-296. DOI: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2016.10.010

May, S.M., Falvard, S., Norpoth, M., Pint, A., Brill, D., Engel, M., Scheffers, A., Dierick, M., Paris, R., Squire, P., Brückner, H., 2016. A mid-Holocene candidate tsunami deposit from the NW Cape (Western Australia). Sedimentary Geology 332, 40-50. DOI: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2015.11.010.

Publications 2015

Engel, M., May, S.M., Scheffers, A., Squire, P., Pint, A., Kelletat, D., Brückner, H., 2015. Prograded foredunes of Western Australia’s macrotidal coast – Implications for Holocene sea-level change and high-energy wave impacts. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 40, 726-740. DOI: 10.1002/esp.3663.

Joannes-Boyau, R., Bodin, T., Scheffers, A., Sambridge, M., May, S.M., 2015. Using Benford's law to investigate Natural Hazard dataset homogeneity. Scientific Reports 5, 12046. DOI: 10.1038/srep12046.

May, S.M., Zander, A., Francois, J.P., Kelletat, D., Pötsch, S., Rixhon, G., Brückner, H., 2015. Chronological and geoarchaeological investigations on an anthropogenic shell accumulation layer in the Longotoma dune field (Central Chile). Quaternary International 367, 32-41, DOI:10.1016/j.quaint.2014.06.005.

May, S.M., Engel, M., Brill, D., Cuadra, C., Lagmay, A.M.F., Santiago, J., Suarez, J.K., Reyes, M., Brückner, H., 2015. Block and boulder transport in Eastern Samar Philippines during Supertyphoon Haiyan. Earth Surface Dynamics 3, 541-553. DOI: 10.5194/esurfd-3-739-2015.

May, S.M., Brill, D., Engel, M., Scheffers, A., Pint, A., Opitz, S., Wennrich, V., Squire, P., Kelletat, D., Brückner, H., 2015. Traces of historical tropical cyclones and tsunamis in the Ashburton Delta (NW Australia). Sedimentology 62, 1546–1572, DOI: 10.1111/sed.12192.

Reyes, M., Engel, M., May, S.M., Brill, D., Brückner, H., 2015. Life and death after Super Typhoon Haiyan. Coral Reefs 34, 419-419, DOI: 10.1007/s00338-015-1259-1.

Scheffers, A.M., May, S.M., Kelletat, D.H., 2015. Landforms of the World with Google Earth: Understanding our Environment. Springer, Dordrecht, 391 pp. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-9713-9.

Publications 2014

Engel, M., Brückner, H., Scheffers, A., May, S.M., Kelletat, D., 2014. Holocene sea levels of Bonaire (Leeward Antilles) and tectonic implications. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie N.F. 58 (Suppl. 1), 159-178. DOI: 10.1127/0372-8854/2012/S-00111.

Engel, M., Brill, D., May, S.M., Reyes, M., Brückner, H., 2014. Philippinen: "Haiyans" Erbe. Geographische Rundschau 66 (6), 54-57.

Kelletat, D.H., Scheffers, A.M. & May, S.M. (2013): Coastal environments from Polar Regions to the Tropics – A geographer’s zonality perspective. In: Martini, I.P.,Wanless, H.R. (eds.), Sedimentary Coastal Zones from High to Low Latitudes: Similarities and Differences. Geological Society, London, Special Publication 388, 33-57. DOI: 10.1144/SP388.1.

Scheffers, A.M., Engel, M., May, S.M., Scheffers, S.R., Joannes-Boyau, R., Hänßler, E., Kennedy, K., Kelletat, D., Brückner, H., Vött, A., Schellmann, G., Schäbitz, F., Radtke, U., Sommer, B., Willershäuser, T., Felis, T. (2014): Potential and limits of combining studies of coarse and fine-grained sediments for the coastal event history of a Caribbean carbonate environment. In: Martini, I.P., Wanless, H.R. (eds.), Sedimentary Coastal Zones from High to Low Latitudes: Similarities and Differences. Geological Society, London, Special Publication 388, 503-531. DOI: 10.1144/SP388.4.

Publications 2013

Engel, M., Brückner, H., Fürstenberg, S., Frenzel, P., Konopczak, A.M., Scheffers, A., Kelletat, D., May, S.M., Schäbitz, F., Daut, G. (2013): A prehistoric tsunami induced long-lasting ecosystem changes on a semi-arid tropical island - the case of Boka Bartol (Bonaire, Leeward Antilles). Naturwissenschaften 100, 51-67. DOI: 10.1007/s00114-012-0993-2.

May, S.M., Engel, M., Brill, D., Squire, P., Scheffers, A., Kelletat, D. (2013): Coastal hazards from tropical cyclones and extratropical winter storms based on Holocene storm chronologies. In: Finkl, C. (ed.), Coastal Hazards. Springer, Coastal Research Library 6, 557-585. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-5234-4_20.

May, S.M., Pint, A., Rixhon, G., Kelletat, D., Wennrich, V., Brückner, H. (2013): Late Holocene coastal stratigraphy, coastal changes and potential palaeoseismological implications inferred from geo-archives in Central Chile (29–32°S). Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie 57, Supplement Issue 4, 201-228, DOI: 10.1127/0372-8854/2013/S-00154.

Scheffers, A.M., Scheffers, S.R., Kelletat, D.H., Squire, P., Collins, L., Feng, Y., Zhao, J.-X., Joannes-Boyau, R., May, S.M., Schellmann, G., Freeman, H. (2013). Reply to Comment on: Coarse clast ridge sequences as suitable archives for past storm events? Case study on the Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia. Journal of Quaternary Science 28 (2), 213–215. DOI: 10.1002/jqs.2620.

Publications 2012

Engel, M. & May, S.M. (2012): Bonaire's boulder fields revisited: Evidence for Holocene tsunami impact on the Leeward Antilles. Quaternary Science Reviews 54, 126-141. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.12.011.

Engel, M., Brückner, H., Messenzehl, K., Frenzel, P., May, S.M., Scheffers, A., Scheffers, S., Wennrich, V. & Kelletat, D. (2012): Shoreline changes and high-energy wave impacts at the leeward coast of Bonaire (Netherlands Antilles). Earth, Planets and Space 64(10), 905-921.

Engel, M., Brückner, H., Scheffers, A., May, S.M. & Kelletat, D. (2012): Holocene sea levels of Bonaire (Leeward Antilles) and tectonic implications. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, Supplement Volume, DOI: 10.1127/0372-8854/2012/S-00111.

May, S.M., Engel, M., Brückner, H. (2012): An enhanced empirical dataset for estimating wave-induced boulder transport at Spelonk, Bonaire (Netherlands Antilles).Quaternary International (Abstract Volume), 279-280, 315.

May, S.M., Vött, A., Brückner, H. & Smedile, A. (2012): The Gyra washover fan in the Lefkada Lagoon, NW Greece – possible evidence of the 365 AD Crete earthquake and tsunami. Earth, Planets and Space 64(10), 859-874.

May, S.M., Vött, A., Wennrich, V., Brückner, H., Smedile, A. (2012): Fan-shaped sedimentary structures in backbeach lagoonal environments as evidence for extreme wave events - two examples from the Lefkada Lagoon (NW Greece).Quaternary International (Abstract Volume), 279-280, 315.

Scheffers, A., Scheffers, S., Kelletat, D., Squire, P., Collins, L., Feng, Y., Zhao, J., Joannes-Boyau, R., Schellmann, G., Freeman, H. & May, S.M. (2012):Coarse clast beach ridge sequences as suitable archives for past storm events? Case Study on the Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia. Journal of Quaternary Science. DOI: 10.1002/jqs.2558.

Publications 2011

May, S.M., Vött, A., Brückner, H., Grapmayer, R., Handl, M. & Wennrich, V. (2011): The Lefkada barrier and beachrock system (NW Greece) - controls on coastal evolution and the significance of extreme wave events. Geomorphology 139-140: 330–347. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.10.038.

Publications 2010

May, S.M. (2010): Sedimentological, geomorphological and geochronological studies on Holocene tsunamis in the Lefkada – Preveza area (NW Greece) and their implications for coastal evolution. - Dissertation, Universität zu Köln, 167p, Köln. ( http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/volltexte/2010/3189/).

May, S.M., Willershäuser, T. & Vött, A., (2010): Boulder transport by high-energy wave events at Cap Bon (NE Tunisia). Coastline Reports 16, 1-10.

Vött, A., Bareth, G., Brückner, H., Curdt, C., Fountoulis, I.,Grapmayer , R., Hadler, H., Hoffmeister, D., Klasen, N., Lang, F., Masberg, P., May, S.M., Ntageretzis, K., Sakellariou, D. & Willershäuser, T. (2010): Beachrock-type calcarenitic tsunamites along the shores of the eastern Ionian Sea (western Greece) – case studies from Akarnania, the Ionian Islands and the western Peloponnese. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie N.F., Suppl. Issue 54/3: 1-50.

Engel, M., Brückner, H., Wennrich, V., Scheffers, A., Kelletat, D.,Vött , A., Schäbitz, F., Daut, G., Willershäuser, T. & May, S.M. (2010): Coastal stratigraphies of eastern Bonaire (Netherlands Antilles): new insights into the palaeo-tsunami history of the southern Caribbean. Sedimentary Geology, doi 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2010.08.002.

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. & Frenzel, P. (2010): Coastal stratigraphies of Bonaire (Netherlands Antilles): new insights into the palaeo-tsunami history of the southern Caribbean. In: Hoppe, A., Röhling, H.-G., Schüth, C. (eds.): GeoDarmstdt2010 – Geowissenschaften sichern Zukunft. Geosciences secure the future. Schriftenreihe der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften 68: 160-161. ISBN 978-3-510-49219-0.

Publications 2009

Vött, A. & May, S.M. (2009): Auf den Spuren von Tsunamis im östlichen Mittelmeer. Geographische Rundschau 12: 42-48.

Vött, A., Brückner, H., Brockmüller, S., Handl, M., May, S.M., Gaki-Papanastassiou, K., Herd, R., Lang, F., Maroukian, H., Nelle, O. & D. Papanastassiou (2009): Traces of Holocene tsunamis across the Sound of Lefkada, NW Greece. - Global and Planetary Change 66, p. 112-128.

Vött, A., Brückner, H., Zander, A.M., May, S.M., Mariolakos, I., Lang, F., Fountoulis, I. & A. Dunkel (2009): Late Quaternary evolution of Mediterranean poljes - the Vatos case study (Akarnania, NW Greece) based on geo-scientific core analyses and IRSL dating. - Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie N.F. 53, 145-169.

Floth, U., Vött, A., May, S.M., Brückner, H. & S. Brockmüller (2009): Geo-scientific evidence versus computer models of tsunami landfall in the Lefkada coastal zone (NW Greece). - Marburger Geographische Schriften 145, pp. 140-156.

Publications 2008

May, S. M., Vött, A., Brückner, H., Herd, R., & F. Lang (2008): Geoarchaeological studies in the environs of the ancient dam of Glosses, Akarnania, NW Greece. - Geoöko 29/1-2: p. 89-113.

Scheffers, A, Kelletat, D, Vött, A, May, M & Scheffers, S (2008): Late Holocene tsunami traces on the western and southern coastlines of the Peloponnesus (Greece). - Earth and Planetary Science Letters 269: p. 271-279.

Vött, A., Brückner, H., May, S. M., Lang, F., Herd, R. & S. Brockmüller (2008): Strong tsunami impact on the Bay of Aghios Nikolaos and its environs (NW Greece) during Classical Hellenistic times. - Quaternary International 181: p. 105-122.

Vött, A., Brückner, H., Brockmüller, S., May, M., Fountoulis, I., Gaki-Papanastassiou, K., Herd, R., Lang, F., Maroukian, H., Papanastassiou, D. & D. Sakellariou (2008): Tsunami impacts on the Lefkada coastal zone during the past millennia and their palaeogeographical implications. In: Papadatou-Giannopoulou, H. (Ed.): Proceedings of the International Conference Honouring Wilhelm Dörpfeld, August 6-9, 2006, Lefkada.

Vött, A., Brückner, H. & S.M. May (2008): Geomorphological, sedimentological and geoarchaeological traces of Holocene tsunami impact between Lefkada and Lake Voulkaria (NW Greece). In: Mastronuzzi, G., Pignatelli, C., Sanso, P., Milella, M. & G. Selleri (eds.): Palaeotsunami imprints along the coasts of the central Mediterranean Sea - Field Guide of the 2nd International Tsunami Field Symposium, Puglia - Ionian Islands, 22nd-28th September 2008, Ostuni (Puglia/Italy)/Lefkas (Ionian Islands/Greece), IGCP Project 495. GI2S Coast Research Publication 7: p. 115-127.

Vött, A., Brückner, H. & S.M. May (2008): Geomorphological, sedimentological and geoarchaeological traces of Holocene tsunami impact between Palairos and Preveza (NW Greece). In: Mastronuzzi, G., Pignatelli, C., Sanso, P., Milella, M. & G. Selleri (eds.): Palaeotsunami imprints along the coasts of the central Mediterranean Sea - Field Guide of the2nd International Tsunami Field Symposium, Puglia - Ionian Islands, 22nd-28th September 2008, Ostuni (Puglia/Italy)/Lefkas (Ionian Islands/Greece), IGCP Project 495. GI2S Coast Research Publication 7: p. 129-134.

Publications 2007

Vött, A., Brückner, H., May, S. M., Lang, F. & S. Brockmüller (2007): Late Holocene tsunami imprint on Actio headland at the entrance to the Ambrakian Gulf. - Méditerranée, revue géographique des pays méditerranées 108: 43-57.

May, S. M., Vött, A., Brückner, H. & S. Brockmüller (2007): Evidence of tsunamigenic impact on Actio headland near Preveza, NW Greece. - Coastline Reports 9: S. 115-125.

Brockmüller, S., Vött, A., May, S. M. & H. Brückner (2007): Palaeoenvironmental changes of the Lefkada Sound (NW Greece) and their archaeological relevance. - Coastline Reports 9: S. 127-138.

Publications 2006

May, M. (2006): Szenarien zur Paläogeographie der Küstenebene von Mytikas (Akarnanien, Nordwestgriechenland) - Ursachen und Folgen des holozänen Landschaftswandels. – Kurzfassung der Diplomarbeit. Jahrbuch 2005 der Marburger Geographischen Gesellschaft e.V., 223-227. Marburg.

Vött, A., May, M., Brückner, H. & S. Brockmüller (2006): Sedimentary Evidence of Late Holocene Tsunami Events near Lefkada Island (NW Greece). - Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie N.F., Suppl.-Vol. 146, 139-172.

Presentations/Conferences

 2013

  • 27–31 Aug 2013: 8th IAG International Conference on Geomorphology, Paris:
    Talk: Geomorphology, sedimentology and geochronology of cyclone-generated landforms and washover deposits along the coasts of NW Australia (S.M. May, M. Engel, H. Brückner, A. Pint, D. Kelletat, A. Scheffers, P. Squire).
    Poster: Investigations on anthropogenic shell accumulations in the Longotoma dune complex (central Chile) – geochronological data and palaeoenvironmental context (S.M. May, H. Brückner, A. Hilgers, D. Kelletat, S. Poetsch, G. Rixhon, A. Zander).
  • 07-12 Apr 2013: EGU General Assembly 2013, Vienna, Austria:
    Poster: Geomorphological and sedimentological characteristics of cyclone-generated landforms and washover deposits along the coasts of NW Australia. (S.M. May, M. Engel, D. Brill, H. Brückner, D. Kelletat, A. Pint, A. Scheffers, P. Squire). Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 15, EGU2013-11571, 2013
  • 18-20 Apr 2013: 30th Annual Meeting of the German Working Group on Geography of Oceans and Coasts, Cologne, Germany
    Talk: Geomorphological and sedimentological characteristics of cyclone-generated landforms and washover deposits along the coasts of NW Australia. (S.M. May, M. Engel, H. Brückner, A. Pint, D. Kelletat, A. Scheffers, P. Squire).

2012

  • 11-13 Oct 2012: 38th Annual Meeting of the German Working Group on Geomorphology, Freising:
    Talk: Washover deposits and landforms along the coast of Western Australia – preliminary findings and their potential for palaeotempestological research (S.M. May, H. Brückner, M. Engel, A. Pint, A. Scheffers, D. Kelletat, P. Squire).
  • 26-30 Aug 2012: 32nd IGC, Cologne 2012, Germany:
    Talk:
     The potential of different overwash deposits for palaeotempestological research – preliminary findings from Western Australia (Simon Matthias May, Helmut Brückner, Max Engel, Dieter Kelletat, Anna Pint, Anja Scheffers, Peter Squire).
    Poster:
     A shell midden in the Longotoma dune complex (central Chile) – geochronological data and palaeoenvironmental context (Simon Matthias May, Helmut Brückner, Alexandra Hilgers, Dieter Kelletat, Steffen Poetsch, Gilles Rixhon, Anja Zander).
    Poster: Microfaunal investigation of the Quebrada Pachingo coastal swamp (Bahia Tongoy, northern central Chile) – Late Holocene environmental changes and their potential causes (Juliane Scheder, Simon Matthias May, Anna Pint, Helmut Brückner, Dieter Kelletat, Gilles Rixhon).

2011

  • 21-27 Jul 2011: XVIII. INQUA-Congress Bern, Switzerland:
    Poster:
     An enhanced empirical dataset for estimating wave-induced boulder transport at Spelonk, Bonaire (Netherlands Antilles) (S.M. May, Engel, M., Brückner, H.).
    Poster:
     Fan-shaped sedimentary structures in backbeach lagoonal environments as evidence for extreme wave events – two examples from the Lefkada Lagoon (NW Greece) (S.M. May, Vött, A., Brückner, H., Wennrich, V., Smedile, A.).
    Poster: Subsurface washover deposits on Bonaire (Leeward Antilles) - tsunamis or tropical cyclones? (M. Engel, H. Brückner, P. Frenzel, V. Wennrich, A.M. Konopczak, K. Meßenzehl, T. Willershäuser, S.M. May, A. Scheffers, S. Scheffers, D. Kelletat, A. Vött, G. Daut, F. Schäbitz).
  • 29. Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreises Meere & Küsten, 28.-30.04.2011, Bremen.

2010

  • Jahrestagung des Deutschen Arbeitskreises für Geomorphologie, 7.-8.10.2010, Schmitten/Frankfurt a. M.:
    Vortrag: Geoscientific investigations on a large washover fan in the Lefkada Lagoon, NW Greece – evidence of the 365 AD eastern Mediterranean tsunami.
  • 10.-16.04.2010: 3rd International Tsunami Field Symposium, Sendai (Japan): 
    Poster: Event deposits and geomorphology of the Lefkada - Preveza coastal zone, NW Greece - evidence of tsunami-induced coastal changes (S.M. May, Vött, A., Brückner, H., Smedile, A.).

2009

  • Geographisches Kolloquium am Geographischen Institut der Universität zu Köln, 15.07.2009, Köln: 
    Vortrag: Küstenveränderungen in Griechenland durch graduelle Prozesse und Extremereignisse - interdisziplinärer Ansatz, Methoden, Fallbeispiele (Andreas Vött & Simon Matthias May)
  • 27. Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreises Meere & Küsten, 24.-26.04.2009, Kiel:
    Vortrag: Tsunami-induced coastal changes at Actio headland - a contribution on the research on extreme events in the Mediterranea (Simon Matthias May, Andreas Vött und Helmut Brückner)
  • 5. Jahrestreffen der AK Geoarchäologie - International Meeting: Geoarchaeology in Central Europe, 30.4.-02.05.2009, Dresden:
    Poster: Geoarchaeological studies in the environs of the ancient dam of Glosses, Akarnania, NW Greece (Simon Matthias May, Andreas Vött, Helmut Brückner,Rainer Herd, Franziska Lang)

2008

  • European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2008, 13th-18th April 2008, Vienna (Austria):
    Poster: On- and offshore tsunami traces around Actio Headland (NW Greece) (Simon Matthias May, Andreas Vött, Dimitris Sakellariou, Vasilis Kapsimalis, Rainer Herd, Helmut Brückner)

  • 26. Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreises Meere & Küsten, 25.-27.04.2008, Marburg:
    Vortrag: Field data versus computer models of tsunami landfall in the Lefkada coastal zone (NW Greece) (Simon Matthias May, Ulrich Floth, Andreas Vött, Svenja Brockmüller und Helmut Brückner)

  • 26. Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreises Meere & Küsten, 25.-27.04.2008, Marburg:
    Poster: On- and offshore tsunami traces around Actio Headland (NW Greece) (Simon Matthias May, Andreas Vött, Dimitris Sakellariou, Vasilis Kapsimalis, Rainer Herd, Helmut Brückner)

  • 31st International Geographical Congress (IGC) - Tunis 2008, August 12th-15th, Tunis (Tunisia):
    Vortrag: Traces of tsunami impact on the shores of the eastern Ionian Sea during the Holocene (Andreas Vött, Helmut Brückner, Simon Matthias May, Peter Masberg, Nicole Klasen, Ralf Grapmayer, Georg Bareth, 
    Dimitris Sakellariou,
     Ioannis Fountoulis, Rainer Herd, Franziska Lang)

  • 2nd International Tsunami Field Symposium, Puglia - Ionian Islands, 22nd-28th September 2008, Ostuni (Puglia/Italy)/Lefkas (Ionian Islands/Greece) (IGCP Project 495).
  • Doktorandenkolloquium am Fachbereich Geographie der Philipps-Universität Marburg, 16.12.2009, Marburg: 
    Vortrag: Tsunami-induzierte Küstenveränderungen an der Landspitze von Aktium, NW-Griechenland – ein geowissenschaftlicher Beitrag zur Erforschung von Extremereignissen im Mediterranraum.

2007

  • 25. Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreises Meere & Küsten, 26.-28.04.2007, Hamburg.
    Vortrag: Evidence of tsunamigenic impact at the Actio headland near Preveza, NW Greece (Simon Matthias May, Andreas Vött, Helmut Brückner & Svenja Brockmüller)
  • 3. Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreises Geoarchäologie, 10.-12.05.2007, Regensburg.
    Poster: Tsunamigenic effects on the coasts of Actio headland (NW Greece) (Simon Matthias May, Andreas Vött, Svenja Brockmüller, Rainer Herd & Franziska Lang)
  • 25th IAS Meeting of Sedimentologists, 04.-07.09.2007, Patras (GR).
    Poster: 
    Tsunami imprints on Actio headland (NW Greece) (Simon Matthias May, Andreas Vött, Svenja Brockmüller, Helmut Brückner, Ioannis Fountoulis, Kalliope Gaki-Papanastassiou, Rainer Herd, Franziska Lang, Hampik Maroukian, Oliver Nelle, Dimitris Papanastassiou & Dimitris Sakellariou)
  • Deutscher Geographentag 2007, 29.-05.10.2007, Bayreuth.
    Poster: Tsunami imprints on Actio headland (NW Greece) (Simon Matthias May, Andreas Vött, Svenja Brockmüller, Helmut Brückner, Ioannis Fountoulis, Kalliope Gaki-Papanastassiou, Rainer Herd, Franziska Lang, Hampik Maroukian, Oliver Nelle, Dimitris Papanastassiou & Dimitris Sakellariou)
  • 3rd International Symposium on Submarine Mass movements and Consequences (IGCP project 511), 01.-03.10.2007, Santorini (GR):
    Poster: Evidence of late-Holocene tsunami impacts on the Lefkada-Preveza coastal zone, NW Greece (Andreas Vött, Simon Matthias May, Helmut Brückner, Svenja Brockmüller, Ioannis Fountoulis & Dimitris Sakellariou)

2006

  • Auszeichnung studentischer Examensabschlüsse 2005 durch die Marburger Geographische Gesellschaft e.V., 07.02.2006, Marburg. 
    Vortrag: Szenarien zur Paläogeographie der Küstenebene von Mytikas (Akarnanien, Nordwestgriechenland) - Ursachen und Folgen des holozänen Landschaftswandels
  • 24. Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreises Meere & Küsten, 27.-29.04.2006, Wilhelmshaven
    Poster: Holocene palaeogeographies of the Lefkada Sound (NW Greece) and their geoarchaeological implications(Andreas Vött, Svenja Brockmüller, Matthias May & Helmut Brückner)
  • 2. Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreises Geoarchäologie, 19.-20.05.2006, Marburg
    Poster: Sedimentary evidence of a late Holocene mega-tsunami event near Lefkada island, NW greece (Andreas Vött, Matthias May, Svenja Brockmüller & Helmut Brückner)
    Poster: Holocene palaeogeographies of the Lefkada Sound (NW Greece) and their geoarchaeological implications (Andreas Vött, Svenja Brockmüller, Matthias May & Helmut Brückner)

  • Internationaler Wilhelm Dörpfeld Kongress, 06.-10.08.2006, Leukas (GR)
    Poster: Coastal geoarchives near Lefkada Island (NW greece) revealing tsunami impact during the late Holocene (Matthias May, Svenja Brockmüller, Helmut Brückner, Ioannis Fountoulis, Kalliope Gaki-Papanastassiou, Dimitris Sakellariou & Andreas Vött)
    Poster: The evolution of the Lefkada Sound – coastal geoarchives used for reconstructing Holocene palaeogeographies (Svenja Brockmüller, Matthias May, Andreas Vött & Helmut Brückner)

  • 32. Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreises Geomorphologie, 04.-06.10.2006, Dresden
    Poster: Coastal geoarchives near Lefkada Island (NW greece) revealing tsunami impact during the late Holocene (Matthias May, Svenja Brockmüller, Helmut Brückner, Ioannis Fountoulis, Kalliope Gaki-Papanastassiou, Dimitris Sakellariou & Andreas Vött)

2005

  • 2. Interdisziplinärer Workshop „Akarnanien im Fokus interdisziplinärer Landschaftsforschung – neue Ergebnisse“, 17.-18.06.2005, Fachbereich Geographie, Philipps-Universität Marburg.
    Vortrag: Szenarien zur Paläogeographie der Küstenebene von Mytikas (Akarnanien, Nordwestgriechenland) - Ursachen und Folgen des holozänen Landschaftswandels.

  • Workshop: „Extreme Erdbeben und Tsunamis im östlichen Mittelmeer – Geologie, Geschichte, heutiges Schadenspotenzial“, 02.12.2005, Karlsruhe
    Poster: Sedimentary evidence of a late Holocene mega-tsunami event near Lefkada Island, NW Greece (Andreas Vött, Matthias May, Svenja Brockmüller & Helmut Brückner)

2004

  • 22. Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreises „Geographie der Meere und Küsten“, 28.04.-30.04.2004, Warnemünde
  • 1. Interdisziplinärer Workshop „Akarnanien im Fokus interdisziplinärer Landschaftsforschung – archäologische, althistorische und geomorphologisch-paläogeographische Aspekte einer Landschaft im Wandel“, 04.-05.03.2004, Winckelmann-Institut, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
    Vortrag: Szenarien zur Paläogeographie der Küstenebene von Mytikas (Akarnanien, Nordwestgriechenland) - Ursachen und Folgen des holozänen Landschaftswandels