During my research I concentrated on studies e.g. on the
facies and deformation of an intramontane basin in the Alps (Zeilinger et
al., 1999), on structures and geochronology of the Kohistan complex in the
Himalayas (Arbaret et al., 2000; Schaltegger et al., 2002; Zeilinger et al.,
2000, Burg et al., 2005), on the incision of valleys and their potential
influence on upper-crustal deformation and on the evolution of drainage
systems in the Andes (Zeilinger & Schlunegger, 2007; Zeilinger et al., 2005,
Schlunegger et al., 2006).
My research interest is on possible feedback mechanisms between surface
erosion and strain accumulation. An integrated study in the Andes showed how
surface erosion focused strain accumulation on the Oxaya Anticline in
northern Chile (Zeilinger et al., 2005).
Previous to the study in the Andes, I studied the deformational evolution at
mid-lower crustal level with special emphasis on structures acquired during
early arc formation stage and later deformation mechanism during arc -
continent collision in the Himalaya (Zeilinger et al., 2007; Burg et al.,
2005; Zeilinger et al., 2000).
I am experienced in tectonic geomorphology with a strong background in
structural geology and additional expertise in geochronology (U/Pb dating on
zircons and FT-dating), petrology (PT estimates), sedimentology (provenance
studies and evolution of sedimentary fans), geophysics (earthquake fault
plane solutions and seismicity), geochemistry (tectonic discrimination and
spatial/chrono-logical trends) and photogrammetry (surface erosion