Lauretta Kaerger

I am a Geologist with special interests in applied geophysics and remote sensing methods. I am fascinated by the amount and detail of information that can be derived from non-destructive methods, like remote sensing and geophysics, as well as I am enjoying collecting and verifying data in the field. Accordingly, I am very interested in using interdisciplinary approaches to answer geological questions especially in the field of active tectonics. I worked with GPR and ERT Methods as well as remote sensing data during my studies and with seismic data as research assistant at the GFZ. 

In my PhD project I want to combine those skills to analyse and evaluate the earthquake and tsunami hazard in Tuscany by exploring the subsurface structures and a possible connection between onshore and offshore faulting in the area to improve the hazard estimation for the region.


PhD Student in Earth Sciences at University of Florence, Italy, 2021 – 2024. 

Student & Research Assistant at the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), Section   2.2/2.7 Geophysical Imaging/Near-surface Geophysics, 2017 – 2021.

MSc. in Geosciences at University of Potsdam, Germany, 2019. Thesis: “Tectono-geomorphic   analysis of the Bolivian Subandean frontal thrust system and the Chaco foreland basin using the TanDEM-X digital elevation model” 

BSc. in Georesources Management at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, 2014. Thesis:          “Paleoseismological analysis of the 1981 ruptured Kaparelli fault (Ms 6.4), Central Greece,     with geophysical methods – GPR and ERT for imaging coseismic features”



Research interests

- Active Tectonics

- Paleoseismology

- Geomorphology

- Applied geophysics

- Remote sensing



Chiara Del Ventisette (UniFi)

Paola Vannucchi (UniFi)

Giancarlo Molli (UniPi)

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