Current Research Projects / PHD-Theses

Katharina Baumgartner
Use of high resolution LIDAR bathymetry data for the analysis of bed morphology in Alpine rivers
Supervising board member: Markus Aufleger
Xiaoru Dai Stability of submerged slopes
Supervising board members: Wolfgang Fellin, Michael Strasser, Barbara Schneider-Muntau, Jasper Moernaut
Christoph Daxer
Earthquake history in Carinthia
Supervising board members: Michael Strasser, Jasper Moernaut
Andrea Franco
Wave formation, propagation and run-up in natural mountain lakes from a cascade hazards perspective – analyses and modelling of triggering processes, lake’s morpho-dynamics and potential downstream hazard effects
Supervising board members: Bernhard Gems, Barbara Schneider-Muntau, Jasper Moernaut, Michael Strasser, Markus Aufleger
Stephan Fuhrmann
Dating of rock slope failures and rock scarps using novel and classical optical dating techniques
Supervising board member: Michael Meyer
Clemens Hiller Changing debris cover on Eastern Alpine glaciers: Quantification and hydrological impacts
Supervising board member: Stefan Achleitner
Michael Holzmann
Geotechnical analyses of creeping processes at the Klasgarten slope
Supervising board members: Wolfgang Fellin, Barbara Schneider-Muntau
Andreas Huber
Pluvial flashfloods in pre-alpine regions – hazard assessment on different scales
Supervising board members: Stefan Achleitner, Markus Aufleger
Sinah Kilian
Building a thrust belt using buckle folds
Supervising board members: Ortner Hugo, Barbara Schneider-Muntau
Thomas Klotz Constraints on the continental indentation process: high resolution thermo-tectonic analysis of the Dolomites Indenter (eastern Southern Alps)
Supervising board member: Hannah Pomella
Adrian Lindermuth
Offline flood retention and its practical application on the Tirolean Inn River
Supervising board members: Markus Aufleger, Bernhard Gems
Simon Lumassegger
Hydrological-hydraulic modeling of flash floods
Supervising board members: Stefan Achleitner, Markus Aufleger
Andreas Mayr Monitoring and process analysis of shallow erosion in Alpine grassland
Supervising board members: Martin Rutzinger, Barbara Schneider-Muntau
Ariana Molenaar Earthquake impact on lakes – assessing seismic intensity using lacustrine sediments
Supervising board members: Michael Strasser, Jasper Moernaut
Roy Molenaar Regenerating ecosystems with Nature-Based Solutions: demonstrator study Inn River Basin, Austria
Supervising board members: Stefan Achleitner, Manfred Kleidorfer
Patrick Oswald
Natural hazard recorded in Alpine lakes
Supervising board members: Michael Strasser, Jasper Moernaut
Jan Pfeiffer
Topographic LIDAR monitoring and modelling of a deep-seated landslide for evaluating nature-based stabilization measures
Supervising board members: Martin Rutzinger, Johann Stötter, Barbara Schneider-Muntau
Hannah Tussetschläger
Permafrost phenomena and distribution on Tröllaskagi Pensinsula, Northern Iceland
Supervising board member: Johann Stötter
Maddalena Sammartini
Subaquatic landslides and their impact
Supervising board members: Michael Strasser, Jasper Moernaut
Roshanak Shafieiganjeh Requirements for the longevity of landslide dams in the Alpine region from a geotechnical and hydraulic perspective - Case-study-based data survey, modelling and hazard assessment
Supervising board members: Bernhard Gems, Marc Ostermann, Barbara Schneider-Muntau, Michael Strasser, Markus Aufleger
Korbinian Schmidtner
Empirical analysis of avalanche risk and vulnerability
Supervising board members: Wolfgang Fellin, Johann Stötter
Katharina Schneider Evaluating sediment delivery impacts on reservoirs in changing climate and society across scales and sectors
Supervising board member: Stefan Achleitner
Tobias Schwestermann
Extreme events archived in the geological record
Supervising board members: Michael Strasser, Jasper Moernaut
Benjamin Winter
A coupled weather-generator-rainfall-runoff approach for heterogenic flood event generation in the framework of PREMo
Supervising board member: Johann Stötter
Jonatan Zischg
Resilience of urban water systems
Supervising board member: Robert Sitzenfrei

Completed Research Projects / PHD-Theses

Christine Fey Application of remote sensing techniques for the analysis of deep-seated gravitational mass movements
Supervising board member: Johann Stötter
Fabian Schranz
Barodesy of sand
Supervising board member: Wolfgang Fellin
Michael Sturm Vulnerability analysis of buildings exposed to torrent hazards – small-scale experimental modeling of fluviatile hazard impacts on buildings
Supervising board members: Bernhard Gems, Markus Aufleger
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