Education

  • 07/2013 - 10/2014: Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in University Didactic and higher Education, Zurich University of Teacher Education (PH Zurich)
  • since 2008: Post Graduation study in Geography (PhD), University of Salzburg, Austria. More information on the topic, PhD thesis title and supervisors see here. Expected graduation in spring-time 2013.
  • September 2007: Graduation in Geography (Diploma), University of Bonn, Germany.
  • 2000 - 2007: Study of Geography, Geology & Soil Sciences, University of Bonn, Germany.

Working experiences

  • since 10/2012: Scientific collaborator and lecturer, Geoinformatics Group, Institute of Natural Resource Sciences, Zürich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
  • 02/2009 - 09/2012: Lecturer in Physical Geography, Geomorphology & GIS, Department of Geography & Geology, University of Salzburg, Austria
  • 09/2008 - 09/2012: Scientific Assisstant of Prof. Dr. Lothar Schrott, Department of Geography and Geology, University of Salzburg.
  • 07/2007 - 07/2008: Project employee, geofact GmbH , Bonn, Germany, Geophysical surveying, applied methods: DC-resistivity, ground-penetrating radar, seismic refraction and reflection, magnetics and electromagnetics.
  • 09/2006 - 02/2007: Student assistent for Prof. Dr. Andreas Hördt, University of Braunschweig, Germany.
  • 01/2006 - 08/2008: Project employee, terrestris GmbH & Co. KG, Bonn, Germany.
  • 09 - 12/2005: Trainee, terrestris GmbH & Co. KG, Bonn, Germany.
  • 2004 - 2007: Student assistent for Prof. Dr. Lothar Schrott.

Research collaborations & cooperations

  • since 2010: Alpine glacier runoff and floodplain dynamics, in cooperation with J. Carrivick & L. Brown (both University of Leeds)
  • since 08/2009: Gletschergruppe Ödenwinkelkees & Stubacher Sonnblickkees (Upper Tauern), in cooperation with L. Schrott, M. Marbach, H. Slupetzky, H. Wiesenegger (Hydrological Service Salzburg) and G. Ehlgartner (egeo informatics).
  • 2009-2013: Collaborative research project SedyMONT - Timescales of Sediment Dynamics, Climate and Topographic Change in Mountain Environments, ESF - TOPO-Europe Programme. Individual project 4: Sediment budgets of glacier forefields (Pasterze & Obersulzbachkees, Hohe Tauern, Austria), principal investigator: Prof. Dr. Lothar Schrott, University of Salzburg.
  • 09/2011: Modelling the maximal extent of a recently developed proglacial lake in the forefield of the Stubacher Sonnblickkees, in cooperation with H. Wiesenegger (Hydrological Service Salzburg) & H. Slupetzky. Used methods: terrestrial laser scanning & GPR.
  • 2010-2012: Austrian Permafrost Research Initiative (PermAfrost), Austrian Academy of Science, Individual project/working package 3000: Permafrost-Glacier Interaction - Process Understanding of Permafrost Reformation and Degradation (PGlint), principal investigator: Dr. Jan-Christoph Otto, University of Salzburg
    Activities: Assistance in field work and data processing (terrestrial aser scanning), contribution to research proposal.
  • 2008-2012: Collaborative research project SourceSink - From source to sink: Integrated natural hazard assessment through the quantification of mass transfer from mountain ranges to active sedimentary basins, ESF - TOPO-Europe Programme. Individual project 4: Quantifying Late and Postglacial sediment fluxes and storage in nested Alpine catchments – a geomorphological perspective of the source area, principal investigator: Prof. Dr. Lothar Schrott
    Activities:  Assistance in field work and data processing, contribution to research proposal.
  • 2008-2012: permalp.at - Permafrost distribution in Austria, principal investigator: Prof. Dr. Lothar Schrott. Activities:  assistance in field work and data processing (field geophysics), webmaster.
  • 07/2009: Quantifying sediment relocation by a large debris flow event with terrestrial laser scanning (Hall, Tyrol, Austria); in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Oliver Sass, University of Graz, Austria.
  • 2009: Research fellowship of the province of Salzburg (in line with the collaborative research project SedyMONT - Timescales of Sediment Dynamics, Climate and Topographic Change in Mountain Environments, see above).
  • 05/2009: Railroad tunnel survey; Used methods: terrestrial laserscanner; in cooperation with ALP-infra GmbH,  Salzburg, Austria.
  • 04/2009: Avalanche Disaster Prägraten - GPR survey - missing mountaineer in Prägraten, Austria.
  • 02/2009: Relaunch of the SEDAG WebGIS application now called Reintal WebGIS.
  • 11/2008: Geophysical pilot survey - dam construction, Lafnitzdorf; Used Methods: DC-resistivity and refraction seismic in cooperation with ALP-infra GmbH, Salzburg, Austria.
  • 07/2006: WebGIS application and online presence of GMK.digital.
  • 10/2004 - 2/2005: Development of a geomorphological WebGIS application for the Research Training Group 437 'Landform - a structured and variable boundary layer' , Department of Geography, University of Bonn.
  • 10/2004 - 8/2005: Setup of the 'Geomorphologischer Lehrpfad am Fuße der Zugspitze' in cooperation with Prof. Dr. L. Schrott, J. Götz and a seminar group of the University of Vienna.
  • 2004 - 2006: The use of Radiomagnetotellurics in Geomorphology - Student assistant responsible for geophysical measurements.
  • 2004 - 2007: SEDAG (Sediment Cascades in Alpine Geosystems, Universities of Bonn and Salzburg) - Student assistant responsible for assessment, field study and evaluation of quantitative short and long term sediment fluxes in an alpine catchment (Reintal, Bavarian Alps).

Teaching

  • since 10/2012 -Zurich University of Applied Sciences: Undergraduate (Bsc.) GIS courses: GIS Module (BSc.), GIS in Urban Forestry (Bsc.), GIS in Nature Management (Bsc.), GIS in Soil Mapping and GIS in Vegetation Analysis. Lectures are given in both English (Spring Semster) and German (Fall Semster) 
  • 02/2009 - 09/2012 - University of Salzburg: Undergraduate (Bsc.) exercises and field trips in physical geography and geomorphology (e.g. Physical Geography of Salzburg, Field & analytical methods in Physical Geography, Geomorphological field exercise) and advanced GIS courses at the master degree level. Fundamental classic and modern quantitative techniques in both, field and lab, are involved. 

 (Co-)Supervision of Master (Msc.) and Bachelor (Bsc.) theses

  • Waibel, P. (2016): Rockfalls on Glaciers in the Swiss Alps - a long term magnitude-frequency analysis of rockfall events triggered by climate change (Bsc., Zurich University of Applied Sciences)
  • Strub, A. (2016): Erfassung und Bewertung der Auendynamik mit Hilfe von Fernerkundungsdaten (Bsc., Zurich University of Applied Sciences)
  • Spagnolo, M. (2015): Erfassung von Wildschweinschäden mit Nahbereichs-Fernerkundungsdrohnen (Bsc., Zurich University of Applied Sciences)
  • Vollenweider, P. (2014): Wirkungsbeurteilung von Lawinenmauern und Aufforstungen im Leimbach, Gemeinde Frutigen (Bsc., Zurich University of Applied Sciences)
  • Käslin, F. & U. Nyffenegger (2014): Drohnen als multiple Trägersysteme - eine konzeptionelle Studie zur Umweltanalyse aus der Luft (Bsc., Zurich University of Applied Sciences)
  • Käser, M. (2014): Neue Wege in der Planung: Einsatz von Drohnen zur Abschätzung von Störungen auf Lebensräume (Bsc., Zurich University of Applied Sciences)
  • Schuppli, P. (2014): Habitatanalysen für das Reh mittels LiDAR-Daten und GIS (SA II, Zurich University of Applied Sciences)
  • Hegnauer, D. (2014): "Low-cost" Fernerkundung - Entwicklungsgeschichte, Potentiale und Grenzen ziviler Fernerkundungsdrohnen (SA II, Zurich University of Applied Sciences)
  • Köhler, D. (2014): Modellierung der subglazialen Topographie der österreichischen Gletscher - ein Beitrag zur Erforschung des Klimawandels im Hochgebirge (Bsc., Zurich University of Applied Sciences). See the results in an interactive WebGIS.
  • Gerber, M. (2014): Entwicklung eines Klassifizierungsverfahren für den Feststoffeintrag in den Vorfluter durch Murgänge (Bsc., Zurich University of Applied Sciences)
  • Brunner, C. (2013): Möglichkeiten zur Beurteilung der Pflegedringlichkeit von Schutzwäldern durch den Einsatz von Drohnen (Bsc., Zurich University of Applied Sciences)
  • Neuhaus, S. (2013): Schwerpunktgebiete von Bodenbrütern in Graubünden (Bsc., Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Supervisor: Guido Kunz)
  • Heusler, M. (2014): Sedimenttransport in Gletschervorfeldern (Msc., Supervisor: Prof. Lothar Schrott, University of Salzburg)
  • Lindenthaler, R. (2011): Einsatz eines terrestrischen Laserscans zur Erfassung solifluidaler Hangbewegungen, Glorer Hütte, Osttirol (Msc., Supervisor: Prof. Lothar Schrott, University of Salzburg)
  • Hofstätter, F. (2009): Abflussverhalten und -veränderung des Obersulz-baches (Bsc., Supervisor: Dr. Jan-Christoph Otto, University of Salzburg)
  • Krauss, A. (2009): Erkundung glazifluvialer und fluvialer Sediment-speicher im Gletschervorfeld des Obersulzbachkees mit Hilfe der geophysikalischen Methode der Geoelektrik (Bsc., Supervisor: Dr. Jan-Christoph Otto, University of Salzburg)

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