Plenary speaker

Monday — Prof. Dr. Maria McNamara (UCC, Cork, Ireland)

The integument of fossil vertebrates: evolution, physiology and behaviour

Tuesday — Prof. Balz Kamber (iCRAG, Dublin, Ireland)

Deep Earth controls over the surface environment on the early Earth

Wednesday — Prof. William B. F. Ryan (LDEO, Columbia, USA)

Exploring the Symmetry of Seafloor Spreading

Thursday — Prof. Gordon Lister (ANU, Canberra, Australia)

Gravity drives Great Earthquakes



Welcome to GeoBonn 2018 – the Annual Conference of the Deutsche Geologische Gesellschaft – Geologische Vereinigung (DGGV – The German Geological Society), the Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft (DMG – The German Mineralogical Society), the Paläontologische Gesellschaft (PalGes) together with Dachverband Geowissenschaften (DVGeo) to be held 2–6 September 2018 at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Bonn in late summer 2018!


Nikolaus Froitzheim and Ambre Luguet

on behalf of the organisers

“Living Earth” means…

…the processes that made Earth an habitable planet early in Earth‘s history

…the evolution of life on Earth

…the changing face of Earth as described by plate tectonics, the unifying theory first published 50 years ago (1968)

…environmental change through Earth’s history, at present, and projected into the future

…risks and resources for our society

Imprint / Datenschutz


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At our events you will be asked to wear a name badge. Furthermore, at events organised by us photos might be taken or films shot, members of the press might attend, lectures might be transferred via Skype, there might also be video conferences or live streamings with or without recording. Upon request we will gladly provide you with more details, or ask us on-site during the event.