Research

Areas of Research

The Geography Teacher Training Unit (GTT) is an interdisciplinary group with four main research areas:

  • Geographies of Youth (or young people`s geographies)
  • Geographies of Education
  • Glaciers and Landscape Evolution
  • Natural Hazards and Risks in High Mountain Areas

Auszeichnungen

eco design

«Expedition 2 Grad» gewinnt den Bundespreis Ecodesign

«Expedition 2 Grad» wird mit dem diesjährigen Bundespreis Ecodesign ausgezeichnet, die höchste staatliche Auszeichnung für ökologisches Design in Deutschland. 

Medienmitteilung der Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK), 30.11.2020

Medienmitteilung der Université de Fribourg/Universität Freiburg (Unifr), 30.11.2020

 

 

Ongoing Research Projects

 

Home as a Space of Youth Nightlife - Characterizations and Conceptualizations of Home

(in Projektpartnerschaft zu Dusk2Dawn: Charachterizing Youth Nightlife Spaces, Activities, and Drinks)

Contact: Dr. Sara Landolt

Proyecto Glaciares+

Contact: Dr. Holger Frey

Jugendliche auf dem Weg ins Gymnasium. Wie wirken Bildungsaspirationen, Übergänge und Marketisierungsprozesse in Bildungskontexten zusammen? Abstract (PDF, 88 KB)

Contact: Dr. Itta Bauer, Dr. Sara Landolt

Soziomaterielle Geographiedidaktik 

Contact: Dr. Itta Bauer

Geographies of Education (Link, "Research Interests" )

Contact: Dr. Itta Bauer

Young People migrating at the end of compulsory school - Starting a new life, new networks and new job prospects in a transnational social space

Contact: Dr. Sara Landolt

Completed Research Projects

 

Living in uncertain situations: Everyday lives of unaccompanied minor asylum seekers in Switzerland

Contact: Dr. Sara Landolt

Youth@Night - A multi-disciplinary multi-method study of young people's going out and drinking behaviors

  • Contact: Dr. Sara Landolt

Unemployment as crisis - youth in crisis? Insights from recent labour migration from southern Europe to Switzerland

  • Contact: Dr. Sara Landolt

Jugendgeographien: Ein subjekt- und handlungsorientierter Ansatz in Theorie und Praxis 

  • Contact: Dr. Itta Bauer

Südstadtkids

  • Contact: Dr. Itta Bauer

Trinkräume und Treffpunkte Jugendlicher. Aushandlungsprozesse im öffentlichen Raum der Stadt Zürich.

  • Contact: Dr. Sara Landolt

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New Publications

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GeoAgenda

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Müller, M., Klauser, F., Landolt, S., Schoepfer, I. (2021): Orte der Schweiz: Eine geographische Reise. GeoAgenda Lieux de la Suisse | Orte der Schweiz 2021/1, p 4

Landolt, S. (2021): Der Chancenort Wiedikon, GeoAgenda Lieux de la Suisse | Orte der Schweiz 2021/1, p 14

GeoAgenda 2021-01 (PDF, 6 MB)

 

 

 

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OpenSpaces

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Landolt, S., Kägi, M. (2020) "Go for it!" Ein Projekt für mehr Chancengleichheit am Gymnasium in Zürich, OpenSpaces 2 2020, p 30

OpenSpaces_2_2020 (PDF, 3 MB)

 

 

 

 

 

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GeoAgenda

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Landolt, S., Frey, H. (2020). Das «Zuhause»: Wie Studierende im Lockdown
diesen Raum neu aushandeln. Geoagenda 2020-04 Geographies of COVID 19. p 14-17 Online (PDF, 3 MB)

 

 

 

 

 

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Geomorphology

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Emmer, Adam; Harrison, Stephan; Mergili, Martin; Allen, Simon; Frey, Holger; Huggel, Christian (2020). 70 years of lake evolution and glacial lake outburst floods in the Cordillera Blanca (Peru) and implications for the future. Geomorphology, 365:107178. Online

 

 

 

 

 

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Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences

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Huggel, Christian; Carey, Mark; Emmer, Adam; Frey, Holger; Walker-Crawford, Noah; Wallimann-Helmer, Ivo (2020). Anthropogenic climate change and glacier lake outburst flood risk: local and global drivers and responsibilities for the case of lake Palcacocha, Peru. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 20(8):2175-2193. Online

 

 

 

 

 

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Earth Surface Processes and Landforms

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Muñoz, Randy; Huggel, Christian; Frey, Holger; Cochachin, Alejo; Haeberli, Wilfried (2020). Glacial lake depth and volume estimation based on a large bathymetric dataset from the Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 45(7):1510-1527. Online

 

 

 

 

 

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Hydrology and Earth System Sciences

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Mergili, Martin; Pudasaini, Shiva P; Emmer, Adam; Fischer, Jan-Thomas; Cochachin, Alejo; Frey, Holger (2020). Reconstruction of the 1941 GLOF process chain at Lake Palcacocha (Cordillera Blanca, Peru). Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 24(1):93-114. Online

 

 

 

 

 

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WMO Bulletin

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Huggel, Christian; Cochachin, Alejo; Drenkhan, Fabian; Fluixá-Sanmartín, Javier; Frey, Holger; García Hernández, Javier; Jurt, Christine; Muñoz, Randy; Price, Karen; Vicuña, Luis (2020). Glacier Lake 513, Peru: lessons for early warning service development. WMO Bulletin, 69(1): 45-52. Online

 

 

 

 

 

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Warnsignal Klima: Hochgebirge im Wandel

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Frey, Holger; Haeberli, Wilfried (2020). Risiken durch Gletscherseen im Klimawandel. In: Lozán, José L; Breckle, Siegmar-W; Escher-Vetter, Heidi; Graßl, Hartmut; Kasang, Dieter; Paul, Frank; Schickhoff, Udo. Warnsignal Klima: Hochgebirge im Wandel. Hamburg: Wissenschaftliche Auswertungen, 337-343. Online

 

 

 

 

 

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Wasser, Energie, Luft

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Nyfeler, Matthias; Frey, Holger; Huggel, Christian (2020). Zukünftige Veränderungen des Wasserangebotes im Lötschental. Wasser Energie Luft, 112(3):183-189. Online

 

 

 

 

 

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Praxis Geographie

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Lüthi, R., Linsbauer, A., & Haller, R. (2020). Ökologie ohne Grenzen. Praxis Geographie, 5, 37–41. Online

 

 

 

 

 

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ELSEVIER

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Magnin, F., Haeberli, W., Linsbauer, A., Deline, P. and Ravanel, L. (2020): Estimating glacier-bed overdeepenings as possible sites of future lakes in the de-glaciating Mont Blanc massif (Western European Alps). Geomorphology, Volume 350, 106913, doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2019.106913 Online

 

 

 

 

 

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Children's Geographies

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Pelzelmayer, K., Landolt, S., Truong, J., Labhart, F., Santani, D., Kuntsche, E. and Gatica-Perez, D. (2020/online first): Youth Nightlife at Home: Towards a Feminist Conceptualisation of Home. Children's Geographies; DOI: 10.1080/14733285.2020.1718607 Online

 

 

 

 

 

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Itta Bauer, Itta, Gryl, Inga, Kuckuck, Miriam et al. (2020): Ergebnisse des World-Cafés zur Lehrerprofessionalität und Lehrerprofessionalisierung im Fach Geographie – Diskussion und Perspektiven. In: Hemmer, M., Lindau, A., Peter, et al. (Hrsg.) (2020): Lehrerprofessionalität und Lehrerbildung im Fach Geographie im Fokus von Theorie, Empirie und Praxis. Ausgewählte Tagungsbeiträge zum HGD-Symposium 2018 in Münster (= Geographiedidaktische Forschungen, Bd. 71). Nürnberg, S. 293-311.

 

 

 

 

 

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Journal of Glaciology

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Zhang, G., Bolch, T., Allen, S., Linsbauer, A., Chen, W. & Wang, W. (2019). Glacial lake evolution and glacier–lake interactions in the Poiqu River basin, central Himalaya, 1964–2017. Journal of Glaciology, 65(251), 347-365, doi:10.1017/jog.2019.13 Online

 

 

 

 

 

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Bauer, Itta (2019) In: Hasse, J. & V. Schreiber (Hrsg.) (2019): Räume der Kindheit. Ein Glossar. Bielefeld: transcript, S 101 - 106. Online (PDF, 199 KB)

 

 

 

 

 

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Labhart, F., Tarsetti, F., Bornet, O., Santani, D., Truong, J., Landolt, S., Gatica-Perez. D., Kuntsche, E. (2019). Capturing drinking and nightlife behaviours and their social and physical context with a smartphone application – investigation of users’ experience and reactivity. Addiction Research & Theory. Online

 

 

 

 

 

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Truong, J., Labhart, F., Santani, D., Gatica-Perez, D., Kuntsche, E., Landolt, S. (2019). The emotional entanglements of smartphones in the field: On emotional discomfort, power relations, and research ethics. Area 2019; 00:1-8. Online

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Frey, H., Huggel, C., Chisolm, RE., Baer, P., McArdell, B., Cochachin, A. & Portocarrero, C. (2018). Multi-Source Glacial Lake Outburst Flood Hazard Assessment and Mapping for Huaraz, Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Front. Earth Sci. 6: 210. doi: 10.3389/feart.2018.00210. Online

 

 

 

 

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McDowell, G., Huggel, C., Frey, H., Wand. F.M., Cramer, K. & Ricciardi, V. (2019). Adaptation action and research in glaciated mountain systems: Are they enough to meet the challenge of climate change? Global Environmental Change, 54: 19 - 30. Online

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Buuechi, E., Klimes, J., Frey, H., Huggel, C., Strozzi, T. & Cochachin, A. (2018). Regional-scale landslide Blanca, Peru - a comparison of different approaches. Landslides, published online. Online

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bauer, I. & Keller, M. (2018). "Opening up spaces for thought". Konstruktiver Dialog zwischen Geographie und Geographiedidaktik am Beispiel Kinder- und Jugendgeographien. OpenSpaces, 1, 7-24. Online

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bauer, I. & Gryl, I. (2018). Quo vadis Geographididaktik (II): Was die Fishbowl-Diskussion auf dem HGD-Symposium in Jena (2017) an Perspektiven und Grenzen aufzeigte. GW-Unterricht, 151, 20-33. Online

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Drenkhan, F., Guardamino, L., Huggel, Ch. & Frey, H. (2018). Current and future glacier and lake assessment in the deglaciating Vilcanota-Urubamba basin, Peruvian Andes, Global and Planetary Change, 169, 105-118. Online

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Strozzi, T., Klimes, J., Frey, H., Caduff, R., Huggel, Ch., Wegmüller, U. & Rapre, A.C., (2018). Satellite SAR interferometry for the improved assessment of the state of activity of landslides: A case study from the Cordilleras of Peru, Remote Sensing of Environment, 217, 111-125. Online

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Bauer, I. (2018). Framing, overflowing, and fuzzy logic in educational selection: Zurich as a case studyGeographica Helvetica, 73, 19-30.  Online

 

  • Bauer, I. & Landolt, S. (2018). Introduction to the special issue "Young People and New Geographies of Learning and Education"Geographica Helvetica, 73, 43-48. Online

 

  • Bitzi, B. & Landolt, S. (2017): Unaccompanied minor asylum seekers – processes of subject formation and feelings of belonging in the context of educational experiences in Switzerland, Geographica Helvetica, 72, 217-226. Online 
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  • Landolt, S. & Thieme S. (2018). Highly skilled migrants entering the labour market: Experiences and strategies in the contested field of overqualification and skills mismatchGeoforum, 90, 36-44. Online

 

 

 

 

 

 

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