dedicated to understand the nature of deformation in the Andes mountain range, Gerd works by combining perspectives of structural and seismotectonic geology. With experience in active volcanic chains (Southern Andes and Southern Andes), he is the scientific coordinator of the Prisma Austral Foundation, developing a multidisciplinary approach in the canals and fjords of the Magallanes region, bringing together teams of biology, geophysics, geology, art and archeology. He has participated in the creation of documentary series for the dissemination of earth sciences and has collaborated with artists in the creation of the first scientific mural in Chile.

Its fundamental motivation is the creation of knowledge for the responsible conservation of pristine land- and seascapes.