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Johannes Schneider

Research interests

My research interests are focused on bedload transport processes in steep mountain streams. I am particularly interested in the interactions of grain-sizes and streambed roughness with flow hydraulics and sediment transport. The background for my analysis (i.e. the development/validation of flow resistance and bedload transport equations) provide field measurements in steep mountain streams regarding channel morphology, flow conditions and sediment transport, i.e.:

  • terrestrial laser scans / structure from motion derived DEM's of stream bed surfaces
  • dye tracer experiments to determine flow discharge, velocity and turbulent flow characteristics
  • bedload transport measurements using bedload traps, geophones and RFID sensors

Education and employment

  • since 2015: Postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich // Guest scientist at WSL, Birmensdorf.
  • 2009-2015: PhD student at ETHZürich/WSL Birmensdorf, Switzerland. Doctoral thesis: 'Bedload transport, flow hydraulics, and macro-roughness in steep mountain streams'.
  • 2008-2009: 2003-2008: Degree studies in Hydrology, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany. Diploma thesis: 'Impacts of climate change on catchment storage, streamflow recession and summer low flows'.