University of Innsbruck
Wolfgang Gurgiser

Dr. Wolfgang Gurgiser

Scientific Coordination and Communication


+43 512 507 54440

Room 60803/60805


Past and current research project involvments/support

  • The future of Mountain Forests
  • Measuring and modelling snow-cover dynamics at high resolution for improving distributed mass balance research on mountain glaciers
  • Spatio-temporal variability in water availability and demand in the Peruvian Andes (AgroClim)
  • Vulnerability to Water Scarcity and Glacier Fed Water Availability in the Tropical Callejón de Huaylas, Peru


Beiträge in Büchern / Zeitschriften

Zeitschriftenaufsatz (Originalarbeit)
  • Gurgiser, W.; Price, MF.; Juen, IF.; Körner, C.; Bahn, M.; Gems, B.; Meyer, M.; Nicolussi, K.; Tappeiner, U.; Mayr, S. (2022): Rising slopes—Bibliometrics of mountain research 1900–2019.
    In: PLoS One 17/8, No. e0273421. (DOI) (Weblink)

  • Hänchen, L.; Klein, C.; Maussion, F.; Gurgiser, W.; Calanca, P.; Wohlfahrt, G. (2022): Widespread greening suggests increased dry-season plant water availability in the Rio Santa valley, Peruvian Andes.
    In: Earth System Dynamics 13/1, S. 595 - 611. (DOI) (Weblink)

  • Zolles, T.; Maussion, F.; Galos, S. P.; Gurgiser, W.; Nicholson, L. (2019): Robust uncertainty assessment of the spatio-temporal transferability of glacier mass and energy balance models.
    In: The Cryosphere 13, S. 469 - 489. (DOI) (Weblink)

  • Galos, S. P.; Klug, C.; Maussion, F.; Covi, F.; Nicholson, L.; Rieg, L.; Gurgiser, W.; Mölg, T.; Kaser, G. (2017): Reanalysis of a 10-year record (2004–2013) of seasonal mass balances at Langenferner/Vedretta Lunga, Ortler Alps, Italy.
    In: The Cryosphere 11/3, S. 1417 - 1439. (DOI) (Weblink)

  • Gurgiser, W.; Juen, I.; Singer, K.; Neuburger, M.; Schauwecker, S.; Hofer, M.; Kaser, G. (2016): Comparing peasants' perceptions of precipitation change with precipitation records in the tropical Callejón de Huaylas, Peru.
    In: Earth System Dynamics 7/2, S. 499 - 515. (DOI)

  • Kronenberg, Marlene; Schauwecker, Simone; Huggel, Christian; Salzmann, Nadine; Drenkhan, Fabian; Frey, Holger; Giraáldez, Claudia; Gurgiser, Wolfgang; Kaser, Georg; Juen, Irmgard et al. (2016): The Projected Precipitation Reduction over the Central Andes may Severely Affect Peruvian Glaciers and Hydropower Production.
    In: Energy Procedia 97, S. 270 - 277. (Weblink)

  • Kuhn, Michael; Helfricht, Kay; Ortner, Martin; Landmann, Johannes; Gurgiser, Wolfgang (2016): Liquid water storage in snow and ice in 86 Eastern Alpine basins and its changes from 1970–97 to 1998–2006.
    In: Annals of Glaciology 57/72, S. 11 - 18. (DOI)

  • Prinz, R.; Nicholson, L. I.; Mölg, T.; Gurgiser, W.; Kaser, G. (2016): Climatic controls and climate proxy potential of Lewis Glacier, Mt Kenya.
    In: The Cryosphere 10/1, S. 133 - 148. (DOI)

  • Maussion, F.; Gurgiser, W.; Großhauser, M.; Kaser, G.; Marzeion, B. (2015): ENSO influence on surface energy and mass balance at Shallap Glacier, Cordillera Blanca, Peru.
    In: The Cryosphere 9/4, S. 1663 - 1683. (DOI) (Weblink)

  • Gurgiser, W.; Marzeion, B.; Nicholson, L.; Ortner, M.; Kaser, G. (2013): Modeling energy and mass balance of Shallap Glacier, Peru.
    In: The Cryosphere 7, S. 1787 - 1802. (DOI)

  • Gurgiser, W.; Mölg, T.; Nicholson, L.; Kaser, G. (2013): Mass balance model parameter transferability on a tropical glacier.
    In: Journal of Glaciology 59/217, S. 845 - 858. (DOI)

Zeitschriftenbeitrag (anderer)
  • Price, Martin F.; Gurgiser, Wolfgang; Juen, Irmgard; Adler, Carolina; Wymann von Dach, Susanne; Kaser, Georg; Mayr, Stefan; Bahn, Michael; Björnsen Gurung, Astrid; Dax, Thomas; Duglio, Stefano; Fischer, Jan-Thomas; Füreder, Leopold; Kurmayer, Rainer; Machold, Ingrid; Mailer, Markus; Marke, Thomas; Marzeion, Ben; McDowell, Graham Matthew; Meyer, Michael; Neuburger, Martina; Nicholson, Lindsey; Nicolussi, Kurt; Oedl-Wieser, Theresia; Peters, Mike; Richter, Kristin; Rotach, Mathias; Rüdisser, Johannes; Ruiz Peyré, Fernando; Rutzinger, Martin; Schermer, Markus; Schirpke, Ute; Schneiderbauer, Stefan; Steiger, Robert; Stotten, Rike; Szarzynski, Joerg; Tappeiner, Ulrike; Ueno, Kenichi; Wohlfahrt, Georg (2022): The International Mountain Conference, Innsbruck, Austria, September 2019 (IMC2019): A Synthesis with Recommendations for Research.
    In: Mountain Research And Development 42/1, S. A1 - A16. (DOI) (Weblink)

Zeitschriftenbeitrag (Meeting-Abstract)
  • Prinz, R.; Nicholson, L.; Gurgiser, W.; Mölg, T.; Kaser, G. (2016): Climatic controls and climate proxy potential of Lewis Glacier, Mt Kenya.
    In: Geophysical Research Abstracts. EGU General Assembly 18, No. 4959. (Weblink)


Beitrag in (Web-)Radiosendung
  • Gurgiser, Wolfgang; Kaser, Georg: Beschneiung - Klima.
    In: ORF Tirol Heute vom 07.11.2018. (Weblink)