Foreword

Margot Böse
Hosting the XVIII INQUA Congress in Bern, Switzerland, is a great event and an honour for the Quaternary scientific community in Europe. Since the foundation of DEUQUA (German Quaternary Association) in 1948, close links have existed with our neighbouring countries, with members especially, but not only, from Austria and Switzerland. As the central European high mountain range, the Alps are a research object in all three countries and are thus of shared interest. For several...