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M.Sc. Peter Biermanns



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Curriculum Vitae


Since 2016 Scientific staff member and PhD student, Neotectonics and Natural Hazards section, RWTH Aachen University.
Focus: Neotectonics in the Dinarides and Hellenides of Albania and Montenegro.
2015 to 2016 Scientific staff member, Applied Geology department, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.
Focus: Mineralogy and geochemistry of reservoir rocks from the Upper Rhine Graben, SW Germany.
2015 Research assistant, Geology department, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg.
Focus: Structural and mineralogical inspection of particular areas in the Odenwald, SW Germany
2012 to 2015 M.Sc. General Geology, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg.
Focus: Structural geology, metamorphic petrology.
2009 to 2012 B.Sc. Geosciences, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg.
Focus: Structural geology, magmatic petrology, sedimentology.


Scientific contributions


Peer-reviewed articles


2019
Biermanns, P., Schmitz, B., Ustaszewski, K., Reicherter, K.: Tectonic geomorphology and Quaternary landscape development in the Albania - Montenegro border region: An inventory. Geomorphology 326, 116-131.

Ali,S., Biermanns, P., Haider, R., Reicherter, K.: Landslide susceptibility mapping by using a geographic information system (GIS) along the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (Karakoram Highway), Pakistan. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. 19, 999-1022.

Feist, L., Frank, S., Bellanova, P., Laermanns, H., Cämmerer, C., Mathes-Schmidt, M., Biermanns, P., Brill, D., Costa, P.J.M., Teichner, F., Brückner, H., Schwarzbauer, J., Reicherter, K.: The sedimentological and environmental footprint of extreme wave events in Boca do Rio, Algarve coast, Portugal. Sedimentary Geology 389, 147-160.

Abstracts


2018
Biermanns, P., Schmitz, B., Ustaszewski, K., Pingel, J., Onuzi, K., Reicherter, K.: Dry valley race: What geomorphology tells us about active deformation in the Adria-Eurasia collision zone. GeoBonn 2018, Annual DGGV Meeting, Bonn, Germany, 02.-06.09.2018.

Kremser, R., Freudenberg, L., Korsten, P., Biermanns, P., Schmitz, B., Reicherter, K.: Tectonics shaping the landscape of Southern Montenegro and Northern Albania: A multidisciplinary study of Holocene surface processes at the Dinarides-Hellenides transition. GeoBonn 2018, Annual DGGV Meeting, Bonn, Germany, 02.-06.09.2018.

Biermanns, P., Schmitz, B., Ustaszewski, K., Mechernich, S., Onuzi, K., Reicherter, K.: The Bar and Katërkolle Faults, Southern Montenegro: Structure and deformation rate estimates. 9th International INQUA Meeting on Paleoseismology, Active Tectonics and Archeoseismology, Possidi, Greece, 24.-29.06.2018.

Mechernich, S., Schneiderwind, S., Mason, J., Biermanns, P., Schmitz, B., Papanikolaou, I., Reicherter, K.: Paleoseismology using bedrock fault planes. EGU General Assembly 2018, Vienna, Austria, 08.-13.04.2018.

Abbas, W., Biermanns, P., Reicherter, K.: Geomorphic Indices and Neotectonics in the vicinity of Kalabagh Fault, Sub Himalayas, Pakistan. EGU General Assembly 2018, Vienna, Austria, 08.-13.04.2018.

Biermanns, P., Schmitz, B., Ustaszewski, K., Mechernich, S., Djakovic, M., Sokol, K. Reicherter, K.: Tectonic imprint on landscape evolution at the Dinarides - Hellenides transition (Southern Montenegro and Northern Albania). TSK - 17th Symposium of Tectonics, Structural Geology and Crystalline Geology, Jena, Germany, 19.-26.03.2018.

Mechernich, S., Schneiderwind, S., Mason, J., Biermanns, P., Schmitz, B., Papanikolaou, I., Ustaszewski, K., Reicherter, K.: Paleoseismology using bedrock fault planes. TSK - 17th Symposium of Tectonics, Structural Geology and Crystalline Geology, Jena, Germany, 19.-26.03.2018.

Schmitz, B., Biermanns, P., Ustaszewski, K., Mechernich, S., Djakovic, M., Sokol, K., Reicherter, K.: Active normal faults within the convergent thrust belt front of the Southern Dinarides (Montenegro & Albania). TSK - 17th Symposium of Tectonics, Structural Geology and Crystalline Geology, Jena, Germany, 19.-26.03.2018.

2017
Biermanns, P., Schmitz, B., Ustaszewski, K., Sokol, K., Reicherter, K.: The External Dinarides of Southern Montenegro and Northern Albania: Contraction vs. extension - Instrumentally recorded seismicity vs. field observations. 15th Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2017, Davos, Switzerland, 17.-18.11.2017.

Schmitz, B., Biermanns, P., Ustaszewski, K., Reicherter, K.: Regional-scale extension in the contractional External Dinarides, Montenegro and northern Albania. Does it document the onset of "Aegean-style" tectonics? 13th Workshop on Alpine Geological Studies - Émile Argand Conference (EGU Series) 2017, Zlatibor, Serbia, 07.-18.09.2017.

Biermanns, P., Schmitz, B., Ustaszewski, K., Reicherter, K.: Inferences on landscape development in Southern Montenegro and Northern Albania from geomorphic and drill core data. 13th Workshop on Alpine Geological Studies - Émile Argand Conference (EGU Series) 2017, Zlatibor, Serbia, 07.-18.09.2017.

Thomas, J., Biermanns, P., Hürtgen, J., Baize, S., Reicherter, K.: Characterization of potentially active faults in the Southern Upper Rhine Graben using GPR. 9th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar - IWAGPR 2017, Edinburgh, Scotland, 28.-30.06.2017.

2016
Schmitz, B., Biermanns, P., Ustaszewski, K., Reicherter, K.: Neogene multidirectional extension in the Adria-Eurasia collision zone of northern Albania. GeoTirol 2016, Annual DGGV Meeting, Innsbruck, Austria, 25.-28.09.2016.

2015
Druguet, E., Carreras, J., Castaño, L.M., Biermanns, P., Caldera, N., Checa, H., Obiols, A., Pascual, R., Zuñiga, E.: Deformation of multilayers. Why can it be so complex? Experimental evidences. Geotectonic Research, Vol. 97, p. 27-29.

2013
Kenkmann, T., Foster, C., Biermanns, P.: Screening Earth - A student (Re-)search project to improve the Terrestrial Impact Crater Record. 76th Meteoritical Society meeting, Edmonton, Canada, 29.07.-02.08. 2013.


Theses


2014
Biermanns, P.: A contribution to the understanding of shear zone networking, nucleation and propagation at Cap de Creus, Catalonia, Spain. Unpublished M.Sc. thesis.

2012
Biermanns, P.: Kartierung und Beschreibung der Granitoide im Gebiet von Andlau / Vogesen (Mapping and characterization of the Andlau granitoids, Vosges mountains., France). Unpublished B.Sc. thesis.


Teaching


GIS-Vertiefung

Introduction to Remote Sensing

Geologische Karteninterpretation

Field course Albania (2017 and 2018)

Field trip Southern Italy (2017 and 2018)

Field trip Black Forest and Upper Rhine Graben (2016)