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Priv.-Doz. Dr. Martin Mergili
retired / former staff member

Peter-Jordan-Straße 82, 1190 Wien


ORCID: 0000-0001-5085-4846

Curr. Vitae

2009 - Research and Teaching Assistant at the Institute of Applied Geology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna. Fields of research: High-mountain geomorphology and hazards, Geographic Information Sciences (GIS) and Remote Sensing, Modelling of mass movements. Teaching: Petrology, Geologic Field Training, GIS/Remote Sensing.
2008 - 2009 Leader of the research project "Debris Flows as Natural Hazards Along the Trans-Andean Corridor Mendoza - Valparaíso" at the University of Innsbruck, funded by the Tyrolean Science Funds (TWF)
2006 - 2007 Project collaborator at the Institute of International Mountain Research (IGF) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Innsbruck
2005 - 2006 Project collaborator at the alpS Centre for Natural Hazards Management, Innsbruck
2005 - 2008 Doctoral study Natural sciences at Univ. Innsbruck, Austria, Doctoral theses: "Integrated modelling of debris flows with Open Source GIS: Numerical simulations of triggering, mobilization, and runout of debris flows for selected study areas along the Trans-Andean road corridor Mendoza-Valparaiso"
2002 - 2003 Studies at the University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland: Arctic Studies Program
2000 - 2005 Diploma study Geography at Univ. Innsbruck, Austria, Diploma theses: "The Vegetation of Grootbos Nature Reserve (Western Cape, South Africa): GIS-based Mapping and Numerical Analysis"

Statistik Austria, science classification

geology; geomorphology; geographic information systems (GIS); risk analysis;


Natural hazards; Geomorphology; High-mountain areas; GIS and Remote Sensing; Modelling;

Appointments/Memberships in Professional Societies

2012 - Austrian Research Association on Geomorphology and Environmental Change

Reviewer for scientific journals

2012 - Revista de Geografía Norte Grande
2012 - Progress in Physical Geography
2011 - Natural Hazards
2011 - Global and Planetary Change
2010 - Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences

Reviewer/Expert funding organizations

2011 - Schweizer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung - Switzerland
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