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Dr. Michael Bründl





WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF
Flüelastrasse 11
7260 Davos Dorf


Davos Da A 2 15


Continuing Education

2017 - 2018: Certified Business and Private Coach, Konstanz

Academic Education

1999: Post-graduate course "Spatial information systems", ETH Zurich

1997: Dr. sc. nat., ETH Zurich, Institute for Terrestrial Ecology

1992: Diplom-Geographer (Univ.), Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich

Professional Experience

since 2012: Head of Research Group "Avalanche Dynamics and Risk Management"

2006 – 2011: Head of Research Group "Risk Management", SLF

2001 – 2005: Team leader "Risk Management", SLF

1994 - 2000: scientific collaborator, SLF

Research Interests

Hazard- and Risk Analysis; Risk Evaluation; Risk Management; Warning- and Information Systems; Dealing of the Society with Natural Hazards and Risks.


since 2009: Risk Management of Natural Hazards at School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences, Zollikofen, Switzerland.

2009 – 2010: Risk Management of Natural Hazards, Post-Diploma Course "Protection Systems in Alpine Areas", University of Innsbruck.

2001, 2004, 2009: Natural Hazards, CAS ETH Zürich "Risk and Safety".


2011: Fellow "Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF)", Research Group "Communicating Disaster", University of Bielefeld, Germany.

2009: Visiting Scientist at the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Oslo, Norway.

1995: Visiting Scientist at the National Hydrological Research Center NHRI, Saskatoon, Canada.


European Geosciences Union

Society for Risk Analysis

Swiss Snow, Ice and Permafrost Society

Swiss Geomorphology Society

Professionals Natural Hazard Switzerland (FAN)