Vita

Lothar Schrott is professor of Physical Geography and head of the research group Geomorphology and Environmental Systems at the Department of Geography, University of Bonn. He is also director of the master programme "disaster management and risk governance" at the University of Bonn. From 2006 to 2013 he was a full professor of Physical Geography at the Department of Geography and Geology at the University of Salzburg (Austria). He was a visiting professor at the Universities of Ottawa and Carleton, Canada (2011) and the University of Auckland, New Zealand (2016).

His research interests focus mainly on geomorphic processes in mountain areas (European Alps, Rocky Mountains, Andes, German upland). Current research projects are related to high mountain permafrost, sediment budgets and mass movements. His numerous teaching activities in Physical Geography focus specifically on theoretical and applied approaches in geomorphology, global environmental change issues and natural hazards. Application of quantitative methods (lab and field) in geomorphology (e.g. mapping, field geophysics) is of primary concern. He is associate editor of Geografiska Annaler, member of the editorial board "Geomorphology" (Elsevier), and and member of the editorial advisory board of Progress in Physical Geography. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Geomorphologists (2009-2012) and of the International Permafrost Association (2012-2016). Lothar Schrott edited a number of special issues (Geomorphology and Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie) and books on landslides, geophysical applications in geomorphology and sediment fluxes. He published more than 90 papers mainly in peer-reviewed journals.


Personal Data:

born on 21 January, 1962 in Ulm/Donau, married (2 children)

Studies:

Geography, Physical Education and Geology at the Universities of Tübingen and Heidelberg (1983-1989)

 

Graduation:

  •  PhD in Geography (1993) at the University of Heidelberg (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. D. Barsch)

  • Title of dissertation: "Die Solarstrahlung als steuernder Faktor im Geosystem der subtropischen semiariden Hochanden" ("the solar radiation as controlling factor in the geosystem of subtropical and semiarid Andes")


Habilitation:

  • 2003 at the University of Bonn

  • title of habilitation: "Sedimentspeicher alpiner Geosysteme" ("Sediment storage of alpine geosystems")

 

Scientific Career:

  • since October 2013: Full  Professor of Physical Geography at the Department of Geography, University of Bonn

  • 2006 - 2013:  Full Professor of Physical Geography at the Department of Geography and Geology, University of Salzburg

  • 2004 - 2006: Professor at the Institute of Geography and Regional Research, University of Vienna

  • 2002 - 2003: Visiting Professor at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA

  • 1996 - 2004: Assistant Prof. at the Department of Geography, University of Bonn

  • 1994 - 1996: Postdoc at the Department of Geography, University of Bonn


 

 Scientific focus (content, regional):

  • process geomorphology

  • sediment budgets

  • permafrost
  • energy- and material-flows

  • climatology of high mountain areas

  • mass movements

  • Alps

  • Andes (expeditions)

  • Rocky Mountains

  • Central German Uplands

 

Visiting scientist:

  • Jan.-April 2016: Visting Professor at the University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Feb.- Sept. 2011: Visiting Professor at the Universities of Ottawa and Carleton, Canada
  • March 2002 - March 2003: Visiting Professor, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado at Boulder/USA

  • Oct. 1989 - May 1991: PhD-student/visiting scientist, Instituto Argentino de Nivología y Glaciología (Mendoza/Argentina)

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