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Alexandre Badoux
teamleader
Organisational unit Mountain Hydrology and Mass Movements
Torrents and Mass Movements
Address Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf

Room Bi LG D 06
Contact Phone: +41 44 739 2283
Fax: +41 44 7392 215
Web / E-Mail http://www.wsl.ch/info/mitarbeitende/badoux

Research Interests

  • Early warning systems for natural hazards
  • Influence of precipitation on the triggering of rapid mass movements
  • Hillslope erosion processes
  • Hydrological extreme events
  • Runoff generation
  • Sediment transport in rivers and torrents

Current publications

Roth DL, Finnegan NJ, Brodsky EE, Rickenmann D, Turowski JM, Badoux A, Gimbert F (2017) Bedload transport and boundary roughness changes as competing causes of hysteresis in the relationship between river discharge and seismic amplitude recorded near a steep mountain stream. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 122, doi:10.1002/2016JF004062

Golly A, Turowski JM, Badoux A, Hovius N (2017) Controls and feedbacks in the coupling of mountain channels and hillslopes. Geology 45(4): 307-310, doi:10.1130/G38831.1

Steeb N, Rickenmann D, Badoux A, Rickli C, Waldner P (2017) Large wood recruitment processes and transported volumes in Swiss mountain streams during the extreme flood of August 2005. Geomorphology 279: 112-127,
doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.10.011

Badoux A, Andres N, Techel F, Hegg C (2016) Natural hazard fatalities in Switzerland from 1946 to 2015. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 16(12): 2747-2768, doi:10.5194/nhess-16-2747-2016

Rickenmann D, Badoux A, Hunzinger L (2016) Significance of sediment transport processes during piedmont floods: the 2005 flood events in Switzerland. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 41(2): 224-230, doi:10.1002/esp.3835

Succinct curriculum vitae

  • since 01/2012: Teamleader of research group Torrents in the research unit Mountain Hydrology and Mass Movements
  • 10/2010 to 12/2011: Teamleader a.i. of research group Torrents, Erosion and Landslides;
  • 03/2007 to 09/2010: Research scientist at the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL;
    research unit Mountain Hydrology and Torrents, research group Torrents, Erosion and Landslides;
  • 03/2005 to 03/2007: Postdoc at the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL;
    Project HYDRALP „Sediment transfer study in Alpine environments“, collaboration in various research projects based in the canton of Valais
  • 03/2001 to 02/2005: PhD at the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL and the Institute of Geography (GIUB) of the University of Berne;
    Project Lothar and Mountain Torrents (Investigations on the influence of wind storm deforestation on the runoff generation at various scales in a torrential catchment)
  • 07/1999 to 02/2001: Research scientist at the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL;
    Natural hazards damages database project
  • 10/1998 to 05/1999: Master thesis at the Depatment of Geography of the ETH Zurich (now Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science IACETH) on the topic of hydrological modeling of partly glaciated mountainous catchments
  • 10/1993 to 05/1999: Master studies at the Department for Earth Sciences of the ETH Zurich (D-ERDW)
  • 04/1987 to 09/1993: Swiss grammar school in Wetzikon (KZO Wetzikon)

 

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