Research Projects

2024 - 2027 | MASC - Microplastics as Anthropocene markers and proxies for sediment connectivity in fluvial systems (Co-PI)

Funded by Vienna International School of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Vienna

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2024 - 2026 | EUMA - Creating an EUropean Higher Education Network for MAster's Programmes in Disaster Risk Management (collaborator)

Funded by the EC

2019 - 2024 | i-CONN - Interdisciplinary connectivity: Understanding and managing complex systems using connectivity science (total: €4,000,000; ESR on "Hotspots and hot moments: the role of connectivity and resilience science for managing human-impacted catchment systems" at UNIVIE (€300,000; PI/PhD supervisor).

Funded by European Commission

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2018 - 2019 | CONWATER - Application of the connectivity concept in water erosion reseach for the purposes of integrated catchment protection (Scientific & Technological Cooperation with Slovakia; €15,000)

Funded by OEAD

2017 - 2019 | Konzept zur Reduktion von Feinsediment-Einträgen in die Fugnitz ("FugnitzSED", sub-contract within INTERREG project "Dyje/Thaya 2020"; €22,000)

Funded by Thayatal National Park (Austria) and the EU

2015 - 2018 | Economic and ethical consequences of natural hazards in Alpine valleys ("EE-Con", sub-contract on geomorphology; €10,000)

Funded by The Austrian Academy of Sciences
Implemented at the University of Graz, Austria

2014 - 2018 | COST-Action: Connecting European Connectivity Research (total: €420,000; "Connecteur", working group leader on theory)

Funded by Horizon 2020, European Union (COST program)
Implemented at the University of Wageningen, The Netherlands

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2016 | Dam failure impact assessment (Sagteich, NP Thayatal): siltation and reservoir flushing impacts on riverine habitats (€12,000; "SagSED", project leader)

Funded by Thayatal National Park, Austria

2015 - 2016 | Impact of large woody debris on sediment connectivity of low mountain range streams (€5,000; project leader)

Funded by Thayatal National Park, Austria

2011 - 2012 | Flood risk modelling and assessment in Vorarlberg, Austria (€5,000; project leader)

Funded by The Chamber of Commerce, Vorarlberg, Austria

2008 - 2010 | Human impacts on small fluvial systems: geomorphic effects and ecomorphological aspects in the Thayatal National Park (€12,000; project leader)

Funded by Thayatal National Park, Austria

2008 - 2009 | Improvement of the natural reproduction of the brown trout (salmo trutta), Thayatal National Park, Austria (geomorphological analyses)

Funded by Thayatal National Park, Austria

University of Vienna | HI-CONN - Human Impact on Connectivity