HomeResearchEquipmentGuest LecturesCooperationsPublic relationsMaster ProgrammeContact
Research Projects

Running Projects

Cooperation Projects

  • CLIMSLIDE - Climate Change and Adaption of Critical Infrastructures and Lifelines for dynamic landslides (COMET - K1: Centre for Climate Change Adaption Technologies)
  • SIMA - Simulation of high velocity mass movements (COMET - K1: Centre for Climate Change Adaption Technologies)
  • SCALA - Scales and Hierarchies in Landform Classification (Prof. Dr. Thomas Blaschke, University of Salzburg)

Finished Projects

  • PermAfrost - Permafrost-Glacier Interaction - Process Understanding of Permafrost Reformation and Degradation) (funded by Austrian Academy of Science, 2010-2012)
  • SourceSink - Quantifying Late and Postglacial sediment fuxes and storage in nested alpine catchments (ESF - Topo Europe Programme, funded by FWF, 2008-2011)
  • SedyMONT - Sediment budgets of glacier forefields (Pasterze & Obersulzbachkees, Hohe Tauern, Austria) (ESF - Topo Europe Programme, funded by FWF, 2008-2011)
  • permalp.at - Permafrost distribution in Austria (supported by several Austrian Institutions, 2008-2011)
  • SEDAG - Sediment cascades in alpine geosystems (DFG 2000-2008)
  • RMT - The use of Radiomagnetotellurics in Geomorphology (DFG 2004-2008)


Research Interests

  • High mountain geomorphology
  • Sediment budgets
  • Mass movements (landslides)
  • Permafrost and periglacial processes
  • Natural hazards
  • Geophysical applications in geomorphology
  • GIS and digital terrain analyses


Research Regions

  • European Alps (Valais, Wetterstein, Dolomites, Hohe Tauern)
  • Rocky Mountains, Colorado Front Range/ USA
  • Andes of Argentina
  • Nepalese Himalaya
  • New Zealand Alps

Für Studenten (deutsch)
Geomorphic Symbols