872318 Climate change impacts on hazards in mountain regions

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Vacik, Harald , Lexer, Manfred Josef , Zangerl, Christian , Kaitna, Roland , Fuchs, Sven , Reiweger, Ingrid
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


The course focuses on the following hazard processes and is structured into the following lessons:
•Forest and natural hazards
•Torrent processes
•Natural hazard management and vulnerability

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Focus is given on the impacts of extreme meteorological events and climate change on alpine hazards of different types, such as snow avalanches, landslides and torrential processes, and on disturbance regimes in alpine forests (forest fire, insect outbreaks and storm damages) which interrelate with gravitational hazards. Particular focus will be placed on the fundamental processes of these natural hazards, the relationship to climate change, and the associated changes in the future. Understanding multi-hazards and cascading processes is a key content of this course, as well as aspects of natural hazard management and vulnerability.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.