Continuing Education

2022 - 2023: OE Workshop - Systemic-Evolutionary Organisational Development, Trigon Academy

2023: Imaginary body journeys, Abano Terme 

2022: Systemic Organisational Development according to Trigon and SySt®, Abano Terme

2021: Facilitation Training, Abano Terme

2019: Systemic Structural Constellations (SySt®), Abano Terme

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 2021: Head of Research Group "Risk and Resilience"

since 2020: Head of Research Programme "Climate Change Impacts on Alpine Mass Movements" (CCAMM)

2012 – 2021: 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

Climate Change Impacts; Alpine Mass Movements; Hazard- and Risk Analysis; Risk Evaluation; Risk Management; Warning- and Information Systems; Dealing of the Society with Natural Hazards and Risks.


since 2022: CAS Natural Hazard - Risk Management, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

2009 – 2023: 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

Swiss Snow, Ice and Permafrost Society

Professionals Natural Hazard Switzerland (FAN)