Melanie Stammler


Research Assistant in the Research Group "Geomorphology and Environmental Systems”

Research interests/regions

  • High mountain systems and arctic landscapes
  • Periglacial-, glacial- and paraglacial processes and their interactions
  • Surface morphology, internal structure and composition of rock glaciers in the semi-arid to arid Andes of Argentina
  • Conceptual thinking and process geomorphology
  • Remote sensing, UAVs and photogrammetry
  • Geophysical applications in geomorphology


  • B0 Landschaftsformen im Siebengebirge (1-Day Field-Trip Physical
    Geography )
  • B2 Introduction to Physical Geography
  • B2 Advanced Physical Geography, compact version
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Melanie Stammler

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Meckenheimer Allee 166

53115 Bonn

Office hours: by arrangement

PhD Project

PhD-Thesis: "Interannual and seasonal surface change in a glacial-periglacial (de)coupled landscape and its implications on local hydrology in the semi-arid catchment of the Agua Negra river, Argentina"

In my PhD project I aim on deciphering the spatiotemporal variability of interannual and seasonal surface changes in the permafrost environment of the Agua Negra river catchment and its implications for the surrounding hydrology. For surface change detection I focus on elevation data based on different remotely sensed products, supported and validated by fieldwork. Conceptionally, my PhD project bridges the temporal scale between seasonality and interannual surface changes, as well as the spatial scale between landform-focused UAV flights and catchment-wide, e.g. Pléiades based, analyses. Emphasis is laid on the need to study glacier-permafrost interactions to fully understand the hydrological significance of the landscape. The doctoral thesis is part of the DFG-funded project "Spatial occurrence and hydrological significance of Andean permafrost, Agua Negra, Argentina (HyPerm)".

Publications and Presentations

Most important publications

Geographic object-based image analysis (GEOBIA) of the distribution and characteristics of aeolian sand dunes in Arctic Sweden

Stammler, M.A., Stevens, T. and Hölbling, D. (2022)

Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 1-15.

Andean Permafrost in Taluses and Blockslopes in the Agua Negra Catchment, Argentina - Distribution and Hydrological Significance

Stammler, M.A., Ortiz, D.A., Köhler, T. and Schrott, L. (2022)

Conference Presentation at EGU General Assembly 2022

Investigating the spatial occurrence and hydrological significance of permafrost in talus and blockslopes in the Agua Negra catchment / Argentina

Köhler, T., Stammler, M.A., Ortiz, D.A., Trombotto-Liaudat, D. and Schrott, L. (2022)

Conference Poster at XXI Congreso Geológico Argentino 2022

The initiative for a diamond open access journal in the field of geomorphology: an effort grounded on and guided by EDI concepts

Lefebvre, A., Stammler, M.A., Goodwin, G., Bosch, R., Fernández, R. and Grieve, S.W.D. (2022) 

Conference Presentation at EGU General Assembly 2022

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