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Manfred Stähli
head of research unit
Organisational unit
Address Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf

Room Bi LG E 08
Contact Phone: +41447392472
Fax: +41 44 7392 215
Web / E-Mail http://www.wsl.ch/info/mitarbeitende/staehli

Current research interests:

NFP61
Sustainable water resource management

NRP 61: Project DROUGHT-CH - Project duration: 2010 - 2013
NRP 61: Thematic synthesis 1 "Basics"

TRAMM Hydrology of landslides

Project TRAMM - Triggering of Rapid Mass Movements in Steep Terrain

in the frame of the  ETH- Competence Centre for Environment and Sustainability (CCES)

Phase 1: 2006 - 2010

Phase 2: 2012 - 2015

Water resources for HP Snow and water resources for hydropower production

Program SCCER Supply of Electricity

Phase 1: 2013 - 2016

Alptal Longterm hydrological monitoring in forested torrential catchments

Alptal (SZ), Sperbel-/Rappengraben (BE)

Education and work experience

1986-92: Studies at ETH Zürich, Environmental Engineering

1989-90: Guest studies at the Swedisch Univ. of Agricult. Sciences, SLU Alnarp

1993-98: PhD thesis at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, in Agronomy (Environmental Physics)

1998-2001: Postdoc at ETH Zürich, Soil Physics

2001-06: Scientist at the Swiss Federal Institute WSL, Forest Hydrology

since 2006: Head of Research Unit Mountain Hydrology and Mass Movements at WSL

Ongoing PhD thesis (Co-supervisor):

Benjamin Fischer (Univ. Zürich): Spatial and Temporal rainfall - runoff measurements in pre alpine catchments extending process knowledge and hydrological modeling (2010-2015)

Cécile Pellet (Univ. Fribourg): Soil moisture dynamics in alpine soils. (2013-16)

Accomplished PhD thesis

Michael Rinderer (Univ. Zürich): Patterns of groundwater and soil moisture variability: Hard data, soft data and dominant controls (2010-2015)

Martin Scherler (Uni Fribourg): Sensitivity of mountain permafrost to climate change scenarios: a modelling approach

Markus Hofer (WSL, TU Braunschweig): Structures and processes of the initial ecosystem development in an artificial catchment (2007-2011)

Ingo Völksch (WSL, Univ. Bern): Microwave radiometry for the investigation of hydrological surface processes (2006-2010)

Accomplished Bachelor and Masters theses:

Seraina Kauer (Uni Zürich): Monitoring soil moisture dynamics on a hillslope prone to slide (Nov. 2010).

Radio interviews/Videos:

Nov. 2014: NFP 61 - Drought-CH: Ausblick Nachhaltige Wassernutzung für die Praxis

24.12.2014: SRF 4 - Info "Wir können uns auf extreme Naturereignisse einstellen"

Recent publications:

(reviewed non-ISI and extension publications)

Stähli, M., Graf, C., Scheidl, C., Wyss, C.R., und Volkwein, A. 2015. Experimentelle Erkundung von Wildbächen, Murgängen, Hangrutschungen und Steinschlag: Aktuelle Beispiele der WSL. Geogr. Helv. 70: 1-9.

Hess, J., Rickli, C., McArdell, B., Stähli, M. 2014. Investigating and managing shallow landslides in Switzerland. In: K. Sassa et al (eds): Landslide Science for a Saver Geoenvironment, vol. 2, Springer Int. Publ. Switzerland, p. 805-808.

Jörg-Hess, S., Björnsen Gurung, A., Stähli, M. 2014. Wasserressourcen der Schweiz. Thematische Synthese 1: Dargebot und Nutzung - heute und morgen. AQUA & GAS, 11/2014, 18-22.

Stähli, M., Kruse, S., Fundel, F., Zappa, M., Stahl, K., Bernhard, L., und Seidl, I. 2013. Drought.ch - auf dem Weg zu einer Trockenheits-Informationsplattform für die Schweiz. Wasser Energie Luft, 2/2013, 117-121.

(ISI-publications)

Rinderer, M., Van Meerveld, I., Stähli, M., and Seibert, J. 2016. Is groundwater response timing in a pre-alpine catchmentcontrolled more by topography or by rainfall? Hydrological Processes, 30 (7): 1036–1051, doi: 10.1002/hyp.10634.

Moeser, D., Stähli, M., and Jonas, T. 2015. Improved snow interception modeling using canopy parameters derived from airborne LIDAR data; Water Resources Research, 51: 5041-5059, doi: 10.1002/2014WR016724.

Stähli, M., Sättele, M., Huggel, C., McArdell, B.W., Lehmann, P., Van Herwijnen, A., Berne, A., Schleiss, M., Ferrari, A., Kos, A., Or, D. and Springman, S. M. 2015. Monitoring and prediction in early warning systems for rapid mass movements. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 905-917.

Völksch, I., Schwank, M., Stähli, M., and Mätzler, C. 2015. Relief effects on the L-band emission of a bare soil. Remote Sens. 7, 7: 14327-14359.

Schwank, M., Rautiainen, K., Mätzler, C., Stähli, M., Lemmetyinenb, J., Pulliainen, J., Vehviläinen, J., Kontub, A., Ikonen, J., Ménard, C.B., Drusch, M., Wiesmann, A., and Wegmüller, U. 2014. Model for microwave emission of a snow-covered ground with focus on L band. Remote Sensing of Environment, 154: 180–191.

Brönnimann, C., Stähli, M., Schneider, P., Seward, L. and Springman, S.M. 2013. Bedrock exfiltration as a triggering mechanism for shallow landslides. Water Resources Research, 49 (9): 5155–5167. DOI: 10.1002/wrcr.20386.

all publications before 2013

Member of the following commissions:

GHO - Gruppe für operationelle Hydrologie

NADUF - Nationale Daueruntersuchung der Fliessgewässer

Atlaskommission HADES - Hydrologischer Atlas der Schweiz


 

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