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Martin Mergili PD Dr.rer.nat. Mag.rer.nat.

born 1979 in Linz, Austria

Austrian citizenship

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Place of residence: Vienna, Austria

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Academic career

03/2015 - ongoing University of Vienna

Post-doctoral assistant in the working group ENGAGE - Geomorphological Systems and Risk Research, Department of Geography and Regional Research, University of Vienna

Fields of activity

Development of open source GIS model applications for natural hazards and risks, Regional- and national-scale hazard and risk analysis, High-mountain geomorphology and hazards


Teaching

Excursion Chile and Argentina: Systems of the central and southern Andes 290.117 EX3 SS2015 [In German]
Preparatory course for the excursion Chile and Argentina 290.122 PS1 WS2015 [In German]
Modelling in Physical Geography 290.044 PS3 WS2015 [In German]
Colloquium for Geomorphology 290.061 KO2 WS2015
Seminar zur Bachelorarbeit aus Physischer Geographie 290.279 SE2 WS2015 [In German]


Funded projects

since 10/2014
Atlas of Natural Hazards and Risks of Austria (Risk:ATlas)
Funded by The Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management

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04/2009 - ongoing BOKU University, Vienna

Senior scientist at the Institute of Applied Geology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna


Teaching

GIS and Remote Sensing in Geosciences 872.000 VU2 WS2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Gesteinskunde - Übungen 872.105 UE1 WS2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 [In German]
Geologie 872.138 UE1 WS2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 [In German]
Gefahren durch Massenbewegungen - Rutschung 872.301 VS2 WS2014 2013 2012 2011 [In German]
Angewandte Geologie - Feldpraktikum 872.312 PR2 SS2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 [In German]
Spezialexkursion Angewandte Geologie 872.079 EX1.5 SS2014 2012 [In German]
Labormethoden in der Angewandten Geologie 872.315 VU2 WS2009 [In German]


Funded projects

07/2014 - 06/2017
A GIS simulation model for granular and debris flows (avaflow)
Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Austrian Research Fund (FWF)
Implemented in cooperation with the University of Bonn, the University of Innsbruck, the Federal Research Centre for Forest and the University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich

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01/2011 - 12/2013
Poverty Alleviation through Mitigation of Integrated High-Mountain Risk (PAMIR)
Funded by the European Union and the Austrian Development Agency
Implemented in cooperation with Hilfswerk Austria International and FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance

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02/2010 - 12/2011
Hazard assessment for an expected dam break flood in the Hunza Valley, Pakistan: A combination of GIS, Remote Sensing, and computer simulation techniques

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04/2009 - 07/2010
Remote Geohazards Assessment in Tajikistan (TajHaz)
Funded by FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance, SDC and DFID

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International research stays

04/2013 and 04/2012
CNR-IRPI, Perugia, Italy

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07/2011 - 09/2011
Hilfswerk Austria and FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance, Dushanbe and Khorog, Tajikistan

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07/2009 - 09/2009
FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance, Dushanbe and Khorog, Tajikistan

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Administrative functions

04/2013 - 06/2014
Deputy chair of the Institute of Applied Geology, BOKU

04/2013 - ongoing
Head of the GIS Laboratory of the Institute of Applied Geology, BOKU

10/2011 - 03/2015
Coordinator of the Center for International Relations (BOKU) for cooperation with Central Asia


02/2008 - 03/2009 University of Innsbruck

Project leader at the Institute of Geography, University of Innsbruck, Austria.

Fields of activity

Modelling of mass movements, Geographic Information Sciences (GIS)


Teaching

Übungen zur Boden- und Vegetationsgeographie 716.049 UE2 SS2007 [In German]


Research project

02/2008 - 03/2009
Debris Flows as Natural Hazards Along the Trans-Andean Corridor Mendoza - Valparaíso
Funded by the Tyrolean Science Funds (TWF)

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02/2007 - 12/2007 Interdisciplinary Mountain Research, Innsbruck

Project collaborator at the Interdisciplinary Mountain Research (IGF) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Innsbruck, Austria


07/2005 - 08/2006 alpS Centre for Natural Hazard Management, Innsbruck

Project collaborator at the alpS Centre for Natural Hazard Management, Innsbruck, Austria


Other functions and assignments


07/2011 - 05/2014

Teaching assignments at the Institute of Geography, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Proseminar Physische Geographie 1 (for the University of Innsbruck) 716.099 PS2 SS2014 [In German]
Exkursion Kolumbien (for the University of Innsbruck) 716.052 EU4 SS2011 [In German]



Academic education

06/2015 Habilitation for Geography

Habilitation for Geography at the Institute of Geography, University of Innsbruck, Austria.

Habilitation treatise: Environmental changes and hazardous processes in mountain areas. Challenges in observation and modelling at different spatial scales.

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10/2005 - 12/2008 Doctoral study of Natural Sciences

Doctoral study of Natural Sciences, branch Geography at the Institute of Geography, University of Innsbruck, Austria.

Dissertation: 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-Valparaíso.

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09/2006 - 12/2006

Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina, Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile and CONICET, Mendoza, Argentina

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04/2006 - 05/2006

Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina and Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile


10/2000 - 04/2005 Diploma study of Geography

Diploma study of Geography at at the Institute of Geography, University of Innsbruck, Austria.

Diploma thesis: The Vegetation of Grootbos Nature Reserve (Western Cape, South Africa): GIS-based Mapping and Numerical Analysis

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02/2004

Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy, Sri Lanka (Tropical Ecology Excursion)

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03/2003 - 04/2003


09/2002 - 05/2003