Wilfried Haeberli

portrait Prof. em. Wilfried Haeberli
retired, still active

Geographisches Institut - Physical Geography
Universität Zürich
Winterthurerstr. 190
CH-8057 Zürich

Phone: +41 (0)44 635 51 35
Phone2: +41 (0) 44 79 202 33 83
Fax: +41 (0) 44 635 40 04
E-mail: wilfried.haeberli(at)geo.uzh.ch
URL Institution: www.geo.uzh.ch/en/department-organization/emeriti
Phone: +41 (0)44 635 51 35
Phone2: +41 (0) 44 79 202 33 83
Fax: +41 (0) 44 635 40 04
E-mail: wilfried.haeberli(at)geo.uzh.ch
URL Institution: www.geo.uzh.ch/en/department-organization/emeriti

Programs in which Wilfried Haeberli holds an official function:
COST719national contact
WGMSPast Chair2011 -

Key Publications of Wilfried Haeberli (up to ten) :
Haeberli, W., Buetler, M., Huggel, C., Lehmann Friedli, Th., Schaub, Y. and Schleiss, A.J. (2016): New lakes in deglaciating high-mountain regions – opportunities and risks. Climatic Change 139(2), 201-214. doi:10.1007/s10584-016-1771-5
Haeberli, W., Schaub, Y. and Huggel, C. (2016): Increasing risks related to landslides from degrading permafrost into new lakes in de-glaciating mountain ranges. Geomorphology. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.02.009
Haeberli, W. and Whiteman, C. (2014): Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks and Disasters. Elsevier.
Haeberli, W., Huggel, C., Paul, F. and Zemp, M. (2013): Glacial response to climate change. In: John F. Shroder (ed.), Treatise on Geomorphology 13, San Diego, Academic Press, 152-175.
Haeberli, W., Noetzli, J., Arenson, L., Delaloye, R., Gärtner-Roer, I., Gruber, S., Isaksen, K., Kneisel, C., Krautblatter, M. and Phillips, M. (2011): Mountain permafrost: Development and challenges of a young research field. Journal of Glaciology 56 (200; special issue), 1043-1058.

Expertise of Wilfried Haeberli:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
Applied Sciences / Technologies / Engineering
ScopeImpact of Change
Vulnerability to Change
Adaptation Measures to Change
Topic AtmosphereAtmosphere
Global Warming
Topic HydrosphereHydrosphere
Hydrogeology (floods, runoff)
Topic CryosphereCryosphere
Permafrost / Solifluction
Topic LithosphereLithosphere
Topic Integrated SystemsIntegrated Systems and Ecology
Topic Economy/ResourceUseWater
Land Cover / Land Use / Landscape
Topic Risk & Disaster ManagementTopic Risk and Disaster Management
Risk Assessment / Forecasting
Prevention of Risks and Natural Hazards
Spatial ZonesSpatial Zones
Mountain / Highland
Spatial ScaleSpatial Scale
Global / Hemispheric
National / Cultural
Local / Community
Time FrameTime Frame
Recent / Today
Statistical FocusStatistical Focus
Extreme Events
Mean Change / Trends
Data Analysis
Literature Study
Applied Research / Technology
Integrated Assessment
Program Coordination / Management

Specialties of Wilfried Haeberli:
Environmental glaciology and geomorphodynamics of high-mountain areas, especially concerning climate-related glacier and permafrost monitoring, slope movements, natural hazards, ice core drilling and paleoglaciological modeling

Spatio-temporal information on rapidly changing climate-sensitive high-mountain environments as a strategic tool for communication, analysis, participative planning and management in the intensely developed tourist region of the Upper Engadin
An integrated spatio-temporal ("4-D") geoinformation system was developed and initiated as a tool for communication, analysis, participatory planning and management. Such a tool forms the essential basis for observing and anticipating fast or even accelerating and potentially dramatic future changes in landscape dynamics within a most characteristic but also highly climate-sensitive environment of the Alps. The transdisciplinary study consists of a geoinformation and a policy-oriented part in view of adaptation to inevitable climate change impacts in high-mountain regions.
The integrative geoinformation sytems constitute the essential basis for adequate adaptation measures with respect to climate change but are still in their infancy and need continuous development and upgrading in view of ongoing rapid changes in nature, technology and scientific understanding.

Last update: 9/20/17
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