Rector of Heidelberg UniversityCurriculum Vitae (short)

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Dr. h.c. Bernhard Eitel

Dr. h.c. Comenius University Bratislava
Rector of Heidelberg University

Personal Information

Born in 1959 in Karlsruhe.

Education

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1994Habilitation, Department of Geography, University of Stuttgart
1989Doctorate, Department of Geography, University of Stuttgart (with Honours)
1980–1986Staatsexamen, Geography and German, University of Karlsruhe (TH)

Academic Career

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Since 2007Rector of Heidelberg University
Since 2001Full Professorship (C4) of Physical Geography, Director of the Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University
2001Offered full professorship of Physical Geography, University of Bayreuth (declined)
2000Offered full professorship (C4) of Physical Geography, University of Göttingen (declined)
1995Professor (C3) of Physical Geography, University of Passau
1989–1995Akademischer Rat (Associate Professor), Department of Geography, University of Stuttgart
1989Scientist at the Department of Geography, University of Stuttgart
1986–1989Scientist at the Department of Geography and Geoecology, University of Karlsruhe (TH)

Selected Publications

  • Eitel, B. (2000): Different amounts of pedogenic palygorskite in South West African Cenozoic calcretes: Geomorphological, palaeoclimatical and methodological implications. – Z. Geomorph. N. F. Suppl.-Bd. 121, S. 139–149.
  • Eitel, B., Eberle, J. & Kuhn, R. (2002): Holocene environmental change in the Otjiwarongo thornbush savanna (Northern Namibia): Evidence from soils and sediments. – Catena 47: 43–62.
  • Eitel, B., van der Borg, K., Eberle, J. & Megies, H. (2002): Late Pleistocene / Early Holocene glacial history of northern Andréeland (Northern Spitsbergen / Svalbard Archipelago): evidence from glacial and fluvio-glacial deposits. – Z. Geomorph. N. F. 46: 337–364.
  • Eitel, B., Hecht, S., Mächtle, B., Schuhkraft, G.,Kadereit, A., Wagner, G. A., Kromer, B., Unkel, I. & Reindel, M. (2005): Geoarchaeological evidence from desert loess in the Nazca-Palpa region, southern Peru: Palaeoenvironmental changes and their impact on Pre-Columbian cultures. – Archaeometry 47: 137–185.
  • Eitel, B., Kadereit, A., Blümel, W. D., Hüser, K. Lomax, J. & Hilgers, A. (2006): Fluvial deposits in the Upper Hoanib river catchment, northwestern Namibia: New evidence of environmental changes before and after the Last Glacial Maximum at the eastern Namib Desert Margin. – Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 234: 201–222.
  • Eitel, B. & Mächtle, B. (2009): Man and environment in the eastern Atacama Desert (Southern Peru): Holocene climate changes and their impact on Pre-Columbian cultures. In: Reindel, M. & Wagner, G.A. (ed.): New Technologies for Archaeology, Springer Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 17–37.