Adrian Gilli: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2018

Name Dr. Adrian Gilli
Address
Dep. Erdwissenschaften
ETH Zürich, NO D 65
Sonneggstrasse 5
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 36 94
E-mailadrian.gilli@erdw.ethz.ch
URLhttps://erdw.ethz.ch/personen/profil.adrian-gilli.html
DepartmentEarth Sciences
RelationshipLecturer

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
651-3002-01LEarth Science Excursions I Information 1 credit2PM. W. Schmidt, P. Brack, A. Gilli, S. Heuberger, N. Mancktelow, E. Reusser
AbstractAddition of the lectures dynamic earth I and II and geology of Switzerland. Demonstration of lithological, sedimentological, tectonic, metamorphic, chronostratigraphical, plutonic/volcanic and palaeontological aspects in typical regions of Switzerland. Discussion of natural hazards such as rockslides and flooding.
ObjectivePraktisches Lernen geologischer Begriffe im Feld.
ContentExkursionen zu klassischen und illustrativen Lokalitäten in verschiedenen tektonischen Einheiten der Schweizer Alpen und benachbarten Gebieten wie Ostjura, Subalpine und Mittelland-Molasse, Glarner Alpen, Kaiserstuhl und Hegau, Gotthard, Verzasca (Tessin). Demonstration lithologischer, sedimentologischer, tektonischer, metamorpher, chronostratigraphischer, plutonisch/vulkanischer und paläontologischer Aspekte in den genannten Regionen. Diskussion von Naturgefahren wie Felsstürze und Hochwasser.
Lecture notesUnterlagen zu den verschiedenen Tagesthemen.
LiteratureVorlesungsunterlagen von Dynamische Erde I und II, Geologie der Schweiz.
Prerequisites / NoticeStudents registering for the course confirm having read and accepted the terms and conditions for excursions and field courses of D-ERDW https://www.ethz.ch/content/dam/ethz/special-interest/erdw/department/dokumente/studium/exkursionen/AGB_ERDW_Exkursionen_en.pdf
651-3424-00LSedimentology and Stratigraphie4 credits3GA. Gilli
AbstractIntroduction of a range of concepts in sedimentology, Earth's surface processes and sedimentary geology in terms of processes and products. Familiarize students with a range of erosional, transportational and depositional processes and environments. The typical facies of the main depositional environments will be introduced.
ObjectiveStudents know about physical, chemical and biogenic sediments and sedimentary rocks. They are familiar with important physical, chemical and biological apects of sedimentation in continental settings and in the marine environment. The have the fundamentals needed for analysis and interpretation of sediments and sedimentary rocks in the field.
ContentTeil I Marine and lakustrische Sedimente:
-pelagische Sedimente
-hemipelagische Sedimente
-kieslige Sedimente
-Flachwasserkarbonate: Fazies, Diagenese
-lakustische Sedimente
-Evaporite

Teil II klastische Sedimente
- Sediment Transport, Strukturen und Schichtformen
- Terrestrische, flachmarine und tiefmarine Ablagerungsbereiche, Prozesse und Ablagerungsstrukturen
- Diagenese von Sandstein
- Tongesteine
Lecture notesSedimentologie-Skript
Prerequisites / NoticeVorlesung "Dynamische Erde" oder vergleichbare Einführungsvorlesung
651-3482-00LGeological Field Course II: Sedimentary Rocks Information Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 46.

BSc Geography students may attend this field course at full costs.
3 credits4PV. Picotti, A. Gilli, S. Heuberger, S. Ivy Ochs
AbstractMapping of sedimentary rocks and formation
Objective
Content7 day field course
Prerequisites / NoticeGeography students UZH may attend this field course at full costs (no subsidies).

Students registering for the course confirm having read and accepted the terms and conditions for excursions and field courses of D-ERDW https://www.ethz.ch/content/dam/ethz/special-interest/erdw/department/dokumente/studium/exkursionen/AGB_ERDW_Exkursionen_en.pdf
651-4044-02LGeomicrobiology and Biogeochemistry Field Course Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for Earth Sciences MSc.
Geography and Earth System Sciences students UZH may attend this field course at full costs (no subsidies).

Number of participants limited to 25.

Lectures from "Geomicrobiology and Biogeochemistry" and "Organic Geochemistry and Biogeochemical Cycles" are recommended but not mandatory for participation in the field course.
2 credits4PT. I. Eglinton, A. Gilli, D. Vance
AbstractBiomineralogy: Microbes dissolving/forming minerals
Geo-Ecology: Geochemical, hydrologic, atmospheric interactions
Geo-Microbiology: Pioneering organisms in "new" habitats in glacial retreat areas
Geochemistry: Carbon sequestration in glacial flood plains, soil formation on different bedrocks, nutrient scavenging in low-nutrient lakes
Life Styles: Physiological adaptation to extreme conditions
ObjectiveIllustrating basic geological, chemical and geo-biological topics under natural conditions and relating them to past, present and future global environmental conditions in high mountain habitats.
Each course participant focuses on a scientific question related to one of the course topics, searches for details in the literature and presents a short summary of his / her course research on the last day of the course.

Didactic Approach: Preparation lectures, investigation of field sites, sampling and sample preservation and follow-up analyses for the lab module (651-4044-01L), studying papers, exercises on concept formulation, ecosystem modeling, presentation of field results.
The preparation for the fieldwork is designed as a partial distance-learning course via the internet. Field Guides along with other course material can be viewed before the field course. Detailed introduction to the topics takes place during the course week. Students will need to complete a variety of assignments and participate at discussion forums on OLAT before and during the field course.
ContentThe field course (651-4044-02L) will take place from September 3 to September 8 in the Biogeoscience Arena Silvretta. It will be followed by a semester project in the laboratory (independent sign-up under 651-4044-01L).
Sites visited in the Biogeoscience Arena Silvretta depends on the weather, accessibility in case of early snow and the time. Selection of topics (not all sites listed will be visited every year):
1. Biogeochemical processes in rock weathering and the formation of minerals: Gonzen, former iron mine; Alvaneu, sulfur springs. Chemical and microbially mediated transformation of carbonates and gypsum: Albula valley region.
2. Geomicrobiology and hydrogeochemistry in thermal spring (Tamina gorge, Pfäffers) and cold water mineral springs of the Lower Engadin Window: Highly mineralized spring water emerging from low grade metamorphic rocks (Bündner shist) by ion exchange processes and release of rock interstitial fluids.
3. Geochemical nutrient sequestration in high mountain lakes and in snow and ice: Joeri lake area (Silvretta gneiss).
4. Coupled processes in biogeochemical iron, manganese and phosphorus cycling: Jöri lake XIII.
5. Primary processes in soil and peat formation (inorganic to organic transition, carbon sequestration) and microbial colonization: Glacial retreat flood plains, early vegetation on delta and moraine soils.
6. Life styles under extreme conditions: Microorganisms and small invertebrates in ice (Cryoconite holes, Silvretta glacier), snow and highly mineralized spring water.
7. Formation and weathering of serpentinite (Totalp), effects on soil formation and on vegetation.
8. Economic aspects of geo-hydrology: mineral water market, wellness tourism and geo-medical aspects.
Lecture notesThe new field guides and details about the course logistics will become available on OLAT in June via Details under https://lms.uzh.ch/url/RepositoryEntry/16318464010?guest=true&lang=de
Instructions will be sent during the spring semester to participants who are enrolled for this course in "MyStudies".
LiteratureLecture slides and literature references are available on the corresponding OLAT site: Details under https://lms.uzh.ch/url/RepositoryEntry/16318464010?guest=true&lang=de
Prerequisites / NoticeSites visited and course contents can vary from year to year depending on interest, accessibility and weather conditions.
Field-work can last up to 8 hours daily and will take place at altitudes up to 3000m. This requires endurance and a certain physical fitness. Participants need to be prepared.
Target Groups: Field course and semester project work for the upper level Bachelor curriculum and for Master students.

This field course is coupled to a semester project work "651-4044-01 P Geomicrobiology and Biogeochemistry Lab Practical", when samples collected during the field work will be analyzed. Students who sign up for both, the field and the lab component, have priority. It is possible, however, to participate at the field section only.
The lecture course "651-4004-00L Organic Geochemistry and the Global Carbon Cycle" is a good preparations for the combined Field-Lab Course.

Students registering for the course confirm having read and accepted the terms and conditions for excursions and field courses of D-ERDW https://www.ethz.ch/content/dam/ethz/special-interest/erdw/department/dokumente/studium/exkursionen/AGB_ERDW_Exkursionen_en.pdf
651-4056-00LLimnogeology3 credits2GA. Gilli, N. Dubois, K. Kremer
AbstractThis course links lakes, their subsurface and their environment. It will be discussed how lake sediments record past environmental changes (e.g. climate, human impact, natural hazards) and how lake sediments can be used to reconstruct these changes. Emphasis is also given on the modern limnologic processes essential in interpreting the fossil record. With 1 or 2-day field course on Lake Lucerne.
ObjectiveStudents are able to
- explain and discuss the role of lake sediments as archives of environmental change.
- plan an own limnogeologic campaign, i.e. finding, recovering, analyzing and interpreting the sedimentary lake archive to solve a particular scientific question.
- examine the complexity of a lake system with all its connection to the environment.
- relate subaerial processes with subaquatic processes.
- identify processes around and in lakes causing natural hazards.
ContentContent of the course:
Introduction - Lakes, the small oceans
History of Limnogeology.
Limnogeologic campaigns
The water column: Aquatic physics (currents, waves, oscillations, etc.).
Sediments caught in the water: sediment traps
Geophysical survey methods (multibeam bathymetry, seismics)
Large open perialpine lakes.
Laminations in lake sediments: Clastic vs. biochemical varves.
Hydrologically closed lake systems
Chronostratigraphic dating of lake sediments
Lake sediments as proxies for climate change
Lake sediments as recorder of anthropogenic impact

The class includes a 1- or 2-day field practica on Lake Lucerne.
Introduction to themes of Lake Lucerne field course.
Limnogeological methods on the lake and in the laboratory: various sampling and surveying techniques (water analysis, seismic surveying, sediment coring, laboratory analyses).
Seismic-to-core correlation and interpretation
Lecture notesWill be distributed in each class unit.
LiteratureWill be distributed in each class unit.
Prerequisites / NoticeCredit points and grade will be given based on a written report about the field course.
651-4150-00LSedimentary Rocks and Processes Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 26.

Geography and Earth System Sciences students UZH may attend this field course at full costs (no subsidies).
4 credits3PV. Picotti, A. Gilli, S. Willett
AbstractStudents will be trained for 10 days in the field analysis of sedimentary rocks. They will learn how to measure sections, they will combine facies analysis with analysis of sedimentary structures in the field. The area of study selected for this course changes from year to year.
ObjectiveThe students will be able to analyse and describe marine sedimentary rocks in the field and they will be able to reconstruct their depositional setting.
ContentThe students will learn how to analyze sedimentary rocks in the field. The field course will include investigations of marine carbonates and siliciclastics in an alpine setting.
LiteratureWill be distributed before the course
Prerequisites / NoticeBSc in Earth Sciences
Some experience in geological field mapping (Geological Field Course 1 and 2 or equivalent)
860-0016-00LSupply and Responsible Use of Mineral Resources II Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 12.

The students must be enrolled in 860-0015-00 Supply and Responsible Use of Mineral Resources I. The course is limited to 12 participants, and the students will compose two teams of mixed background and expertise. First priority will be given to students enrolled in the Master of Science, Technology, and Policy Program. These students must confirm their participation by February 8th by registration through MyStudies. Other graduate students interested in enrolling will be placed onto a waiting list when registering through MyStudies and will be provided with confirmation after February 8th
3 credits2UB. Wehrli, F. Brugger, A. Gilli, C. A. Heinrich, C. Karydas, N. Lefebvre
AbstractStudents integrate their knowledge of mineral resources and technical skills to frame and investigate a commodity-specific challenge faced by countries involved in resource extraction. By own research they evaluate possible policy-relevant solutions, engaging in interdisciplinary teams coached by tutors and experts from natural social and engineering sciences.
ObjectiveStudents will be able to:
- Integrate, and extend by own research, their knowledge of mineral resources from course 860-0015-00, in a solution-oriented team with mixed expertise
- Apply their problem solving, and analytical skills to critically assess, and define a complex, real-world mineral resource problem, and propose possible solutions.
- Summarize and synthesize published literature and expert knowledge, evaluate decision-making tools, and policies applied to mineral resources.
- Document and communicate the findings in concise group presentations and a report.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisite is 860-0015-00 Supply and Responsible Use of Mineral Resources I. Limited to 12 participants. First priority will be given to students enrolled in the Master of Science, Technology, and Policy Program. These students must confirm their participation by February 12th by registration through MyStudies. We will try to accommodate all other interested graduate students, however you will be placed onto a waiting list when registering through MyStudies and will be provided with confirmation shortly after February 12th.
All Wednesday meetings are mandatory contact time.