Armin Rist

portrait PD Dr. Armin Rist

Institut für Siedlungsentwicklung und Infrastruktur
Berner Fachhochschule
Pestalozzistrasse 20
CH-3400 Burgdorf

Phone: +41 (0) 34 426 43 02
Phone2: +41 (0) 34 426 41 76
Fax: +41 (0) 34 426 43 96
E-mail: armin.rist(at)
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Phone: +41 (0) 34 426 43 02
Phone2: +41 (0) 34 426 41 76
Fax: +41 (0) 34 426 43 96
E-mail: armin.rist(at)
URL Institution:

Key Publications of Armin Rist (up to ten) :
Rist, A., Phillips, M., Auerswald, K., 2003. Undercooled scree slopes covered with stunted dwarf trees in Switzer-land - abiotic factors to characterize the phenomenon. [Abstract] - In: Haeberli, W.; Brandová, D. (eds). Extended Abstracts of the 8th International Conference on Permafrost. Zurich, Switzerland, July 20-25, 2003. Lisse, The Netherlands, Swets & Zeitlinger B.V., 135-136.

Rist, A., Phillips, M., 2004. Permafrost - Taut die Schweiz auf? - Newsl. Nat.gefahren [published online Juli 2004] Available from World Wide Web 1: 1-2.

Rist, A., Phillips, M., 2005. First results of investigations on hydrothermal processes within the active layer above alpine permafrost in steep terrain. - Nor. J. Geogr. 59: 177-183.

Rist, A., Phillips, M., Haeberli, W., 2006. Influence of snow meltwater infiltration on active layer movement in steep alpine scree slopes within the discontinuous mountain permafrost zone. [Abstract] - In: Yuanming Lai; Wei Ma; Shuping Zhao (eds). Abstracts of the Asian Conference on Permafrost. Lanzhou, China, August 07-09, 2006. State Key Laboratory of Frozen Soil Engineering, Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, China Academy of Sciences, 10-11.

Rist, A., 2007. Hydrothermal processes within the active layer above alpine permafrost and their influence on slope stability in steep scree slopes. Dissertation. University of Zurich. Published on-line September 2007, available from World Wide Web <>.

Expertise of Armin Rist:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeApplied Sciences / Technologies / Engineering
Topic HydrosphereFresh Water Systems / Rivers / Lakes
Precipitation / Runoff
Topic CryospherePermafrost / Solifluction
Topic BiospherePlants
Topic EcosystemsTerrestrial Ecosystems
Topic Economy/ResourceUseAgriculture, Forestry and Fishery
Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
Time FrameRecent / Today
Statistical FocusExtreme Events
Mean Change / Trends
MethodsData Collection - Measurement
Data Analysis
Literature Study
Applied Research / Technology

Specialties of Armin Rist:
Permafrost, geocryology, periglacial slope processes, slope stability, soil hydrology, rhizoshpere-pedosphere interactions

Last update: 1/18/19
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2020)

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