Agassiz appears to have been already familiar with Bernhardi's paper at that time.In July 1837 Agassiz presented their synthesis before the annual meeting of the Schweizerische Naturforschende Gesellschaft at Neuchâtel.During the summer of 1835 he made some excursions to the Bavarian Alps.
At the University of Edinburgh Robert Jameson (1774–1854) seemed to be relatively open to Esmark's ideas, as reviewed by Norwegian professor of glaciology Bjørn G. In Germany, Albrecht Reinhard Bernhardi (1797–1849), a geologist and professor of forestry at an academy in Dreissigacker, since incorporated in the southern Thuringian city of Meiningen, adopted Esmark's theory.
In the meantime, the German botanist Karl Friedrich Schimper (1803–1867) was studying mosses which were growing on erratic boulders in the alpine upland of Bavaria.
He began to wonder where such masses of stone had come from.
De Charpentier transformed Venetz's idea into a theory with a glaciation limited to the Alps. In fact, both men shared the same volcanistic, or in de Charpentier's case rather plutonistic assumptions, about the Earth's history.
In 1834, de Charpentier presented his paper before the Schweizerische Naturforschende Gesellschaft.