Completed PhD Theses

2018
Frank Florian: Debris-flow Activity, Entrainment and Runout Modeling in Alpine Debris-Flow Catchments, Switzerland - Development and Sensitivity Testing of a Field-Data Based Entrainment Model (Dr B. McArdell (lead: WSL), PD Dr C. Huggel, Prof Dr A. Vieli)
2017

Schauwecker Simone: Understanding Climate-Driven Processes for Data-Scarce Mountain Glaciers: Insights from Reanalysis Data and Global Climate Models, as well as In-Situ and Remote Sensing Sources (PD Dr C. Huggel, Dr M. Rohrer, Dr N. Salzmann, Dr H. Frey, Prof Dr A. Vieli, Prof Dr J. Seibert)

Zora
2016

Müller Johann: Permafrost Landform Dynamics in High Mountain Environments: A Multi-Sensoral Approach to Assess Rockglacier Evolution (Prof Dr M. Schaepman, Prof Dr A. Vieli, Dr I. Gärtner-Roer)

Zora

2015

Wirz Vanessa: Short-term Variability of Cryosphere-related Slope Movements (Prof Dr A. Vieli, Prof Dr S. Gruber, Prof Dr R. S. Purves)

Zora

2014

Schaub Yvonne: Outburst Floods from High-Mountain Lakes: Risk Analysis of Cascading Processes under Present and Future Conditions (Prof. Dr. A. Vieli, Prof. Dr. W. Haeberli, PD Dr. Ch. Huggel, Prof. Dr. J. Seibert, Dr. M. Bründli)

Zora

Rastner Philipp: The Local Glaciers and Ice Caps on Greenland: Their Mapping, Separation from the Ice Sheet and their Climate Sensitivity (Prof. Dr. A. Vieli, Prof. Dr. W. Haeberli, Dr. P. Frank, Dr. T. Bolch, Dr. H. Machguth, Dr. C. Notarnicola)

Zora

2013

Böckli Lorenz: Characterizing Permafrost in the Entire European Alps: Spatial Distribution and Ice Content (Prof.Dr. W. Haeberli, Dr. S. Gruber, Dr. J. Nötzli)

Zora

Fiddes Joel: Subgrid Simulation of Land Surface Variables in Heterogeneous and Remote Environments: Application to Mountain Permafrost (Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli, Dr. S. Gruber, Prof. Dr. Senevirante Sonja, Prof. Dr. M. Hoelzle)

Zora

Gubler Stefanie: Measurement Variability and Model Uncertainty in Mountain Permafrost Research (Prof. Dr. W. Haeberli, Dr. S. Gruber, Dr. R. Purves)

Zora

Le Bris Raymond: Global glacier mapping and change detection using satellite data and geomatics (Prof. Dr. W. Haeberli, Dr. F. Paul, Prof. Dr. M. Schaepman, Dr. E. Bertier)

Zora

Linsbauer Andreas: Modeling Ice Thickness Distribution and Glacier Bed Topography from Sparse Input Data to Assess Future Glacier Changes (Prof.Dr. W. Haeberli, Dr. F. Paul, Prof.Dr. M. Hoelzle)

Zora

2011

Frey Holger: Compilation and applications of glacier inventories using satellite data and digital terrain information. (Prof. Dr. W. Haeberli, Dr. F. Paul, Dr. Ch. Huggel).

Schneider Demian: On characteristics and flow dynamics of large rapid mass movements in glacial environments. (Prof. Dr. W. Haeberli, Dr. Ch. Huggel, Dr. B. McArdell, Dr. P. Bartelt).

Zora

Hasler Andreas: Thermal conditions and kinematics of steep bedrock permafrost. (Prof. Dr. W. Haeberli, Dr. St. Gruber, Dr. H.U. Gubler).

Zora

2010

Böhlert Ralph: Reconstructing Lateglacial and Early Holocene Landscape Evolution Using a Combination of Numerical and Relative Dating Methods - Examples from Eastern Switzerland and Eastern France. (Prof. Dr. W. Haeberli, Prof. Dr. M. Egli, Prof. Dr. M. Maisch, Dr. D. Brandová).

Zora

Favilli Filippo: Soil and Alpine landscape evolution since the Lateglacial and early/mid Holocene in Val di Sole (Trentino, Italy). (Prof. Dr. W. Haeberli, PD Dr. M. Egli, Dr. P. Cherubini, Dr. D. Brandová).

2009

Fischer Luzia: Slope Instabilities on Perennially Frozen and Glacierised Rock Walls: Multi-Scale Observations, Analyses and Modelling. (Prof. Dr. W. Haeberli, Dr. Ch. Huggel, Dr. R. Purves, Prof. Dr. A. Kääb).

Zora

Helbig Nora: Application of the radiosity approach to the radiation balance in complex terrain. (Prof. Dr.  W. Haeberli, Dr. M. Lehning, Dr. H. Löwe).

Zora

2008

Machguth Horst: On the use of RCM data and gridded climatologies for regional scale glacier mass balance modeling in high mountain topography: the example of the Swiss Alps. (Prof. Dr. W. Haeberli, Dr. F. Paul, Prof. Dr. M. Hoelzle).

Zora

Nötzli Jeannette: Modeling transient three-dimensional temperature fields in mountain permafrost. (Prof. Dr. W. Haeberli, Dr. S. Gruber, Prof. Dr. M. Hoelzle).

Zora

2007
Meilwes Judith: Sozioökonomische und landschaftsökologische Betrachtung hochalpiner Regionen unter Berücksichtigung systemrelevanter Veränderungsprozesse am Beispiel des Oberengadins. (Prof. Dr. W. Haeberli, Dr. F. Keller, Prof. Dr. H. Elsasser).
Rist Armin: Hydrothermal processes within the active layer above alpine permafrost in steep scree slopes and their influence on slope stability . (Prof. Dr. W. Haeberli, Dr. M. Phillips).
Schaub Matthias: Lateglacial environmental conditions on the Swiss Plateau - A multi-proxy approach using tree rings and sediment-based proxies. (Prof. Dr. W. Haeberli, Prof. Dr. K.F. Kaiser, Dr. B. Kromer, Dr. R. Wyss).
2006
Rothenbühler Christine: GISALP - Räumlich-zeitliche Modellierung der klimasensitiven Hochgebirgslandschaft des Oberengadins. (Prof. Dr. W. Haeberli, Dr. F. Keller).
Salzmann Nadine: The use of results from regional climate models for local-scale permafrost modelling in complex high-mountain topography - possibilities, limitations and challenges for the future. (Prof. Dr. W. Haeberli, Prof. Dr. M. Hoelzle, PD Dr. C. Frei).

Zemp Michael: Glaciers and climate change - Spatio-temporal analysis of glacier fluctuations in the European Alps after 1850. (Prof. Dr. W. Haeberli, Prof. Dr. M. Hoelzle).

Zora

2005
Gruber Stephan: Mountain permafrost: transient spatial modelling, model verification and the use of remote sensing. (Prof. Dr. W. Haeberli, Prof. Dr. K. Itten, Prof. Dr. M. Hoelzle, Dr. D. Schläpfer).
Luetscher Marc: Processes in ice caves: and their significance for paleoenvironmental reconstructions. (Prof. Dr. W. Haeberli, Dr. P.-Y. Jeannin).
Lütschg Martina: A model and field analysis of the interaction between snow cover and alpine permafrost. (Prof. Dr. W. Haeberli, Dr. V. Stöckli, Dr. T. Zhang).
2004
Frauenfelder Regula: Regional-scale modelling of the occurrence and dynamics of rockglaciers and the distribution of paleopermafrost. (Prof. Dr. W. Haeberli, Prof. Dr. M. Hoelzle, Dr. B. Schneider, Dr. B. Etzelmüller).
Huggel Christian: Assessment of glacial hazards based on remote sensing and GIS modeling. (Prof. Dr. W. Haeberli, Prof. Dr. S. G. Evans, Prof. Dr. A. Kääb).
2003
Benz-Meier Christof: Der würmeiszeitliche Rheingletscher-Maximalstand: digitale Rekonstruktion, Modellierung und Analyse mit einem geographischen Informationssystem. (Prof. Dr. W. Haeberli, PD Dr. O. Keller, Dr. B. Etzelmüller).
Kronholm Kalle: Spatial variability of snow mechanical properties with regard to avalanche formation. (Prof. Dr. W. Haeberli, Dr. J. Schweizer, Dr. M. Schneebeli).
Otto Rüdiger: Räumliche und zeitliche Variabilität des Sukkulentenbuschs auf Tenerife und ihre ökologische Interpretation. (Prof. Dr. W. Haeberli, Prof. Dr. C. Burga, Dr. B. Krüsi, Dr. J. M. Fernández-Palacios).
Paul Frank: The new Swiss glacier inventory 2000: application of remote sensing and GIS . (Prof. Dr. W. Haeberli, Prof. Dr. A. Kääb, Prof. Dr. K. Itten).
2002
Stocker-Mittaz Catherine: Permafrost distribution modeling based on energy balance data. (Prof. Dr. W. Haeberli, Dr. B. Etzelmüller, Prof. Dr. M. Hoelzle).