Landscape Performance is primarily run by the geologist. Its research focus is addressing the relationship between human activity and earth, by understanding and applying the deep geological time scale to a landscape shifting at accelerated speeds. As the glacier retreats, the glacial foreland expands, creating the perfect canvas for an emerging ecology.

The glacial foreland is the perpetually changing area between the current leading edge of the glacier and the moraine of the latest maximum. In Aletsch Glacier, the latest maximum was registered in 1850, and due to the rapid glacial retreat, the area has been expanding significantly.

Network Distribution System

Glacial Foreland Evolution

Moraine Types | Formation