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Priv.-Doz. Dr. Sven Fuchs

Institute of Mountain Risk Engineering

Peter-Jordan-Straße 82
1190 Wien
EMail: sven.fuchs(at)boku.ac.at
Tel: +43 1 47654-87117
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Curr. Vitae

2015 - 2015 Visiting Professor, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
2013 - 2013 Visiting Professor for Mountain Geomorphology and Global Environmental Change, University of Vienna
2012 - 2012 Visiting scientist at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation
2011 - 2011 Visiting scientist at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation
2010 - 2010 Habilitation, Thesis: Mountain hazards, vulnerability, and risk – a contribution to applied research on human-environment interaction
2004 - 2004 PhD (University of Innsbruck) Thesis: Development of avalanche risk in settlements - comparative studies in Davos, Grisons, Switzerland
2004 - 2005 Research Assistant at alpS - Zentrum für Naturgefahren Management GmbH
2002 - 2003 Postgraduate studies in economics
2000 - 2004 Research Assistant at Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research
1998 - 1999 Studies in Geography University of Innsbruck
1993 - 2000 Studies in Geography, Geology, Remote Sensing University of Munich

Statistik Austria, science classification

pedology; glaciology; geomorphology; erosion (erosion control); applied geography; physical geography; glaciology; geographic information systems (GIS); remote sensing; cartography; environmental economics;

Expertise

Risk research; Applied Geosciences; Geomorphology; Natural Hazards Research; Vulnerability; Integral Risk Management; Systems theories;

Awards

2001 Dissertationsstipendium der Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft
2000 Deutscher Studienpreis

Appointments/Memberships in Professional Societies

2017 -2018 The World Bank
mandate as expert
2013 -2013 The World Bank
expert
2009 - German WG for Natural Hazards and Natural Risk [AK Naturgefahren der DGfG]
head
2008 - Association of Geographers at German Universities [Verband der Geographen an Deutschen Hochschulen]
member
2008 - German Association of University Professors and Lecturers [Deutscher Hochschulverband]
member
2006 -
full member
2006 - German Working Group for Geomorphology [AK Geomorphologie der DGfG]
member
2005 -2012
member of the managing board
2005 - Society of Risk Analysis
member
2003 -
full member
2000 - European Geoscience Union
member

Editorial board appointments for scientific journals

2016 -2016 Natural Hazards:
Guest Editor (special issue)
2016 -2016 Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences:
Guest Editor (special issue)
2016 - Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences:
1st level below top level (Associate Editor)
2013 -2013 Natural Hazards:
Guest Editor (special issue)
2012 -2012 Natural Hazards:
Guest Editor (special issue)
2011 - Natural Hazards:
Guest Editor (special issue)
2010 -2010 Natural Hazards:
Guest Editor (special issue)
2010 -2010 Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences:
Guest Editor (special issue)
2008 -2008 Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences:
Guest Editor (special issue)
2007 -2007 Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences:
Guest Editor (special issue)

Reviewer for scientific journals

2016 - Nature Communications
2016 - Regional Environmental Change
2016 - Journal of Civil Engineering and Management
2016 - Journal of African Earth Sciences
2015 - Science of the Total Environment
2015 - Water Resources Research
2014 - Journal of Flood Risk Management
2013 - Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment.
2012 - Environmental Science & Policy
2011 - Global Environmental Change-Human and Policy Dimensions
2010 - Environmental Modelling & Software
2010 - Journal of Mountain Science
2009 - Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change
2007 - Journal of Environmental Management
2007 - Raumforschung und Raumordnung
2006 - Structure and Infrastructure Engineering
2005 - Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
2005 - Journal of Geography in Higher Education
2004 - Natural Hazards
2004 - Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences
2004 - Zeitschrift Fur Geomorphologie

Expert for external appointment/habilitation procedures

2016 Externe Berufung: Mitglied: University of Thrace, Greece Mountainous Water Resources Management

Reviewer/Expert funding organizations

2017 - Comision Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica y Tecnologica - Chile
2016 - STW, Technologiestichting STW - Netherlands
2016 - Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung -
2015 - Russian Science Foundation - Russian Federation
2013 - Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO) - Belgium
2010 -2010 Europäische Kommission - European Union
2009 -2010 Europäische Kommission - European Union

Reviewer/Expert organization

2017 Université François Rabelais Tours
2016 Université François Rabelais Tours
Conseil de perfectionnement, Polytech Tours, Département Aménagement et Environnement
2015 Université François Rabelais Tours
Conseil de perfectionnement, Polytech Tours, Département Aménagement et Environnement

Organizer of scientific conferences, Chairs

2017 3rd International Symposium "Physics, chemistry and mechanics of snow"
member of the organisation committee
2017 30. Treffen des Arbeitskreises Naturgefahren-Naturrisiken der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geographie (DGfG)
member of the organisation committee
2017 Third International Symposium "Physics, Chemistry and Mechanics of Snow"
member of the organisation committee
2017 European Geosciences Union 13th General Assembly
Chair (session)
2017 Association of the American Geographers Annual Meeting
Chair (session)
2017 University of Central Asia Summer University on Disaster Risk Reduction
organiser
2016 Risikobasiertes Naturgefahren-Management – Bedeutung und Grenzen von ökonomischen Daten
organiser
2016 European Geosciences Union 12th General Assembly
Chair (session)
2016 Safe Evros 2016
scientific member of the advisory board
2016 29. Treffen des Arbeitskreises Naturgefahren-Naturrisiken der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geographie (DGfG)
member of the organisation committee
2015 European Geosciences Union 12th General Assembly
Chair (session)
2015 27. Treffen des Arbeitskreises Naturgefahren-Naturrisiken der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geographie (DGfG)
organiser
2015 AAG 2015 Annual Meeting
Chair (session)
2014 European Geosciences Union 11th General Assembly
Chair (session)
2014 26. Treffen des Arbeitskreises Naturgefahren-Naturrisiken der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geographie (DGfG)
member of the organisation committee
2013 European Geosciences Union 10th General Assembly
Chair (session)
2013 25. Treffen des Arbeitskreises Naturgefahren-Naturrisiken der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geographie (DGfG)
member of the organisation committee
2012 Risk Analysis VII
member of the organisation committee
2012 24. Treffen des Arbeitskreises Naturgefahren-Naturrisiken der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geographie (DGfG)
member of the organisation committee
2012 European Geosciences Union 9th General Assembly
Chair (session)
2011 23. Treffen des Arbeitskreises Naturgefahren-Naturrisiken der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geographie (DGfG)
member of the organisation committee
2011 European Geosciences Union 8th General Assembly
Chair (session)
2010 22. Treffen des Arbeitskreises Naturgefahren-Naturrisiken der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geographie (DGfG)
member of the organisation committee
2010 Risk Analysis VII
scientific member of the advisory board
2010 Jahrestreffen der Österreichischen Forschungsgruppe für Geomorphologie und Umweltwandel der ÖGG
member of the organisation committee
2010 European Geosciences Union, 7th General Assembly
Chair (session)
2009 European Geosciences Union 6th General Assembly
member of the organisation committee
2008 European Geosciences Union 5th General Assembly
member of the organisation committee
2008 Risk Analysis VI
scientific member of the advisory board
2007 European Geosciences Union 4th General Assembly
member of the organisation committee
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