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Peer-reviewed journal articles

Upcoming

Palacio, J., Mergili, M., Aristizábal, E. (2018): Probabilistic landslide susceptibility analysis in tropical mountainous terrain using the physically-based r.slope.stability model. Natural Hazards, submitted manuscript.

Mergili, M., Schwarz, L., Kociu, A. (2018): Combining release and runout in statistical landslide susceptibility modelling. Landslides, submitted manuscript.

Schopper, N., Mergili, M., Frigerio, S., Cavalli, M., Pöppl, R. (2018): Analysis of lateral sediment connectivity and its connection to debris flow intensity patterns at different return periods in the Fella River system in North-Eastern Italy. Science of the Total Environment, submitted revised manuscript.

2019

Juliev, M., Mergili, M., Mondial, I., Nurtaev, B., Pulatov, A., Hübl, J. (2019): Comparative analysis of Statistical Methods for Landslide Susceptibility Mapping in the Bostanlik District, Uzbekistan. Science of the Total Environment 653: 801-814. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.10.431

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2018

Mergili, M., Frank, B., Fischer, J.-T., Huggel, C., Pudasaini, S.P. (2018): Computational experiments on the 1962 and 1970 landslide events at Huascarán (Peru) with r.avaflow: Lessons learned for predictive mass flow simulations. Geomorphology 322: 15-28. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2018.08.032

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Schmaltz, E., Mergili, M. (2018): Integration of root systems into a GIS-based slip surface model: computational experiments in a generic hillslope environment. Landslides 15(8): 1561-1575. doi:10.1007/s10346-018-0970-8

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Canli, E., Mergili, M., Glade, T. (2018): Probabilistic landslide ensemble prediction systems: lessons to be learned from hydrology. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 18: 2183-2202. doi:10.5194/nhess-2017-427

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Kattel, P., Kafle, J., Fischer, J.-T., Mergili, M., Tuladar, B.M., Pudasaini, S.P. (2018): Interaction of two-phase debris flows with obstacles. Engineering Geology 242: 197-217. doi:10.1016/j.enggeo.2018.05.023

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Mergili, M., Emmer, A., Juřicová, A., Cochachin, A., Fischer, J.-T., Huggel, C., Pudasaini, S.P. (2018): How well can we simulate complex hydro-geomorphic process chains? The 2012 multi-lake outburst flood in the Santa Cruz Valley (Cordillera Blanca, Perú). Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 43(7): 1373-1389. doi:10.1002/esp.4318

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2017

Zieher, T., Schneider-Muntau, B., Mergili, M. (2017): Are real-world shallow landslides reproducible by physically-based models? Four test cases in the Laternser valley, Vorarlberg (Austria). Landslides 14(6): 2009-2023. doi:10.1007/s10346-017-0840-9

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Mergili, M., Fischer, J.-T., Krenn, J., Pudasaini, S.P. (2017): r.avaflow v1, an advanced open source computational framework for the propagation and interaction of two-phase mass flows. Geoscientific Model Development 10: 553-569. doi:10.5194/gmd-10-553-2017

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de Lima Neves Seefelder, C., Koide, S., Mergili, M. (2017): Does parameterization influence the performance of slope stability model results? A case study in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Landslides 14(4): 1389–1401. doi:10.1007/s10346-016-0783-6

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2016

Emmer, A., Klimeš, J., Mergili, M., Vilímek, V., Cochachin, A. (2016): 882 lakes of the Cordillera Blanca: An inventory, classification, evolution and assessment of susceptibility to outburst floods. Catena 147: 269-279. doi:10.1016/j.catena.2016.07.032

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2015

Mergili, M., Krenn, J., Chu, H.-J. (2015): r.randomwalk v1, a multi-functional conceptual tool for mass movement routing. Geoscientific Model Development 8: 4027-4043. doi:10.5194/gmd-8-4027-2015

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Emmer, A., Merkl, S., Mergili, M. (2015): Spatiotemporal patterns of high-mountain lakes and related hazards in western Austria. Geomorphology 246: 602-616. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.06.032

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Mergili, M., Marchant-Santiago, C.I., Moreiras, S.M. (2015): Causas, características e impacto de los procesos de remoción en masa en áreas contrastantes de la región Andina. Cuadernos de Geografía: Revista Colombiana de Geografía 24(2): 113-131. [In Spanish]

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Mergili, M., Kerschner, H. (2015): Gridded precipitation mapping in mountainous terrain combining GRASS and R. Norwegian Journal of Geography 69(1): 2-17. doi:10.1080/00291951.2014.992807

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2014

Mergili, M., Marchesini, I., Alvioli, M., Metz, M., Schneider-Muntau, B., Rossi, M., Guzzetti, F. (2014): A strategy for GIS-based 3D slope stability modelling over large areas. Geoscientific Model Development 7: 2969-2982. doi:10.5194/gmd-7-2969-2014

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Mergili, M., Marchesini, I., Rossi, M., Guzzetti, F., Fellin, W. (2014): Spatially distributed three-dimensional slope stability modelling in a raster GIS. Geomorphology 206: 178-195. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2013.10.008

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2013

Gruber, F.E., Mergili, M. (2013): Regional-scale analysis of high-mountain multi-hazard and risk indicators in the Pamir (Tajikistan) with GRASS GIS. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 13: 2779-2796. doi:10.5194/nhess-13-2779-2013

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Borsdorf, A., Mergili, M., Ortega Fernández, L.A. (2013): La Reserva de la Biósfera Cinturón Andino, Colombia. ¿Una región modelo de estrategias de adaptación al cambio climático y de desarrollo regional sustentable? Revista de Geografía Norte Grande 55: 7-18. doi:10.4067/S0718-34022013000200002 [In Spanish]

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Mergili, M., Müller, J.P., Schneider, J.F. (2013): Spatio-temporal development of high-mountain lakes in the headwaters of the Amu Darya river (Central Asia). Global and Planetary Change 107: 13-24. doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2013.04.001

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2012

Mergili, M., Kopf, C., Müllebner, B., Schneider, J.F. (2012): Changes of the cryosphere in the high-mountain areas of Tajikistan and Austria: a comparison. Geografiska Annaler, Series A 94(1): 79-96. doi:10.1111/j.1468-0459.2011.00450.x

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Mergili, M., Fellin, W., Moreiras, S.M., Stötter, J. (2012): Simulation of debris flows in the Central Andes based on Open Source GIS: Possibilities, limitations, and parameter sensitivity. Natural Hazards 61(3): 1051-1081. doi:10.1007/s11069-011-9965-7

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Mergili, M., Schratz, K., Ostermann, A., Fellin, W. (2012): Physically-based modelling of granular flows with Open Source GIS. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 12: 187-200. doi:10.5194/nhess-12-187-2012

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2011

Mergili, M., Schneider, J.F. (2011): Regional-scale analysis of lake outburst hazards in the southwestern Pamir, Tajikistan, based on remote sensing and GIS. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 11: 1447-1462. doi:10.5194/nhess-11-1447-2011

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2008

Mergili, M., Privett, S. (2008): Vegetation and vegetation-environment relationships on Grootbos Nature Reserve (Western Cape, South Africa). Bothalia 38,1: 89-102.

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Peer-reviewed book chapters

Upcoming

Mergili, M., Duffy, R. (2017): Fluvial geomorphology and river restoration: Tiroler Lech Nature Park. Landscapes and Landforms of Austria, accepted manuscript.

Mergili, M., Prager, C (2017): Giant "Bergsturz" Landscapes in the Tyrol. Landscapes and Landforms of Austria, accepted manuscript.

2016

Mergili, M. (2016): Observation and Spatial Modeling of Snow- and Ice-Related Mass Movement Hazards. Natural Hazard Science: Oxford Research Encyclopedias. 60 p. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780199389407.013.70

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2009

Geitner, C., Mergili, M., Lammel, J., Moran, A.P., Oberparleiter, C., Meiβl, G., Stötter, J. (2009): Modelling peak runoff in small Alpine catchments based on area properties and system status. In: Veulliet, E., Stötter, J., Weck-Hannemann, H. (eds.): Sustainable Natural Hazard Management in Alpine Environments: 103-134. Springer, Heidelberg, New York.

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Peer-reviewed contributions to conferences (full article)

***invited lecture **oral presentation *poster presentation

2017

**Mergili, M., Fischer, J.-T., Pudasaini, S.P. (2017): Process chain modelling with r.avaflow: lessons learned for multi-hazard analysis. In: Mikoš, M., Tiwari, B., Yin, Y., Sassa, K. (eds.): Advancing Culture of Living with Landslides - Proceedings of the 4th World Landslide Forum (WLF4), Ljubljana, Slovenia, 29 May - 2 June 2017, Volume 2 Advances in Landslide Science, Set 1: 565-572. Springer, Cham.

2016

Mergili, M., Tader, A., Glade, T., Jäger, S., Neuhold, C., Stiefelmeyer, H. (2016): Maps of pluvial floods and their consequences: a case study. In: Koboltschnig, G. (ed.): Proceedings of the 13th Congress INTERPRAEVENT 2016, Lucerne, 30 May - 2 June 2016: 580-591. International Research Society INTERPRAEVENT, Klagenfurt, Austria.

**Krenn, J., Mergili, M., Fischer, J.-T., Frattini, P., Pudasaini, S. P. (2016): Optimizing the parameterization of mass flow models. In: Aversa, S., Cascini, L., Picarelli, L., Scavia, C. (eds): Landslides and Engineered Slopes. Experience, Theory and Practice. Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium of Landslides, Napoli, Italy, 12-19 June 2016: 1195-1203. CRC Press, Boca Raton, London, New York, Leiden.

**Mergili, M., Benedikt, M., Krenn, J., Fischer, J.-T., Pudasaini, S.P. (2016): r.avaflow & r.randomwalk: two complementary and comprehensive open source GIS simulation tools for the propagation of rapid geophysical mass flows. Proceedings of the Open Source Geospatial Research & Education Symposium (OGRS) 2016, Perugia, Italy, 12 - 14 October 2016, PeerJ Preprints 4:e2224v2.

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Canli, E., Loigge, B., Mergili, M., Glade, T. (2016): Generating web scraped high-quality weather databases for near-real-time landslide hazard indication mapping. In: Aversa, S., Cascini, L., Picarelli, L., Scavia, C. (eds): Landslides and Engineered Slopes. Experience, Theory and Practice. Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Landslides, Napoli, Italy, 12-19 June 2016: 545-550. CRC Press, Boca Raton, London, New York, Leiden.

2015

Mergili, M., Marchesini, I., Rossi, M., Alvioli, M., Schneider-Muntau, B., Cardinali, M., Ardizzone, F., Fiorucci, F., Valigi, D., Santangelo, M., Bucci, F., Guzzetti, F. (2015): Considering parameter uncertainty in a GIS-based sliding surface model for large areas In: Schweckendiek, T., van Tol, A. F., Pereboom, D., van Staveren, M. T., Cools, P. M. C. B. M. (eds.): Geotechnical Safety and Risk V (Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium for Geotechnical Safety and Risk (ISGSR2015), Rotterdam, 13-16 October 2015): 952-957. IOS Press

Mergili, M., Marchesini, I., Alvioli, M., Rossi, M., Santangelo, M., Cardinali, M., Ardizzone, F., Fiorucci, F., Schneider-Muntau, B., Fellin, W., Guzzetti, F. (2015): GIS-based deterministic analysis of deep-seated slope stability in a complex geological setting. In: Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 2 (Proceedings of the IAEG XII Congress, Torino, September 15-19, 2014): 1437-1440. Springer.

2014

Marchesini, I., **Mergili, M., Rossi, M., Santangelo, M., Cardinali, M., Ardizzone, F., Fiorucci, F., Schneider-Muntau, B., Fellin, W., Guzzetti, F. (2014): A GRASS GIS approach for deep-seated slope stability analysis in complex geology. In: Sassa, K., Canuti, P., Yin, Y. (eds.): Landslide Science for a Safer Geoenvironment: Volume 2: Methods of Landslide Studies (Proceedings of the Third World Landslide Forum, Beijing, June 2-6, 2014): 483-490. Springer, Heidelberg, Berlin, New York.

2013

***Schneider, J.F., Gruber, F., Mergili, M. (2013): Impact of large landslides, mitigation measures. In: Genevois, R., Prestininzi, A. (eds.): International Conference on Vajont - 1963-2013 - Thoughts and analyses after 50 years since the catastrophic landslide. Proceedings of the International Conference Vajont 1963-2013, Padua, Italy, October 8-10, 2013. Italian Journal of Engineering Geology and Environment - Book: 73-84.

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Schneider, J.F., Gruber, F.E., **Mergili, M. (2013): Recent Cases and Geomorphic Evidence of Landslide-Dammed Lakes and Related Hazards in the Mountains of Central Asia. In: Margottini, C., Canuti, P., Sassa, K. (eds.): Landslide Science and Practice: Volume 6: Risk Assessment, Management and Mitigation (Proceedings of the 2nd World Landslide Forum, FAO Headquarters Rome, Italy, October 3-9, 2011): 57-64. Springer, Heidelberg, Berlin, New York.

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**Mergili, M., Fellin, W. (2013): Three-Dimensional Modelling of Rotational Slope Failures with GRASS GIS. In: Margottini, C., Canuti, P., Sassa, K. (eds.): Landslide Science and Practice: Volume 3: Spatial Analysis and Modelling (Proceedings of the 2nd World Landslide Forum, FAO Headquarters Rome, Italy, October 3-9, 2011): 359-366. Springer, Heidelberg, Berlin, New York.

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**Mergili, M., Schratz, K., Ostermann, A., Fellin, W. (2013): A GRASS GIS Implementation of the Savage-Hutter Avalanche Model and its Application to the 1987 Val Pola Event. In: Margottini, C., Canuti, P., Sassa, K. (eds.): Landslide Science and Practice: Volume 3: Spatial Analysis and Modelling (Proceedings of the 2nd World Landslide Forum, FAO Headquarters Rome, Italy, October 3-9, 2011): 367-373. Springer, Heidelberg, Berlin, New York.

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2011

**Mergili, M., Müllebner, B., Kopf, C., Schneider J.F. (2011): Changes in the glacial and periglacial environment of the European Alps and the Central Asian mountains and their socio-economic implications: a comparison. In: Borsdorf, A., Stötter, J., Veulliet, E. (eds., 2011): Managing Alpine Future II - Inspire and drive sustainable mountain regions. Proceedings of the Innsbruck Conference, November 21-23, 2011 (IGF-Forschungsberichte 4): 145-154. Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien.

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**Mergili, M., Schneider, D., Worni, R., Schneider, J.F. (2011): Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs): challenges in prediction and modeling. In: Genevois, R., Hamilton, D. L., Prestininzi, A. (eds.): Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation: Mechanics, Prediction and Assessment, Padua, Italy, June 14-17, 2011. Italian Journal of Engineering Geology and Environment - Book: 973-982.

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2009

**Mergili, M., Fellin, W. (2009): Slope stability and Geographic Information Systems: An advanced model versus the infinite slope stability approach. In: Burova, V.N. (ed.): Problems of decrease in natural hazards and risks: Proceedings of the International Scientifically-Practical Conference "Georisk - 2009", Moscow, May 21, 2009, Volume 1, 119-124.

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2008

**Mergili, M., Schratz, K., Thalhammer, M., Fellin, W., Ostermann, A. (2008): An Open Source model for the simulation of granular flows: First results with GRASS GIS and needs for further investigations. Academic Proceedings of the FOSS4G Meeting, Cape Town, September 29-October 3, 231-238.

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2007

*Mergili, M., Fellin, W. (2007): GRASS GIS and modelling of natural hazards: an integrated approach for debris flow simulation. OSGeo 3 (Proceedings of the FOSS4G Meeting, Victoria, September 24-27, 2007): 53-59.

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**Mergili, M., Moreiras, S.M., Fellin, W., Stötter, J. (2007): Preliminary results of slope stability simulations for the prediction of debris flows in the Central Andes (Mendoza, Argentina). Proceedings of the Conference 'Geomorphology for the Future', Obergurgl, September 2-7, 2007: 145-152.

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**Mergili, M. (2007): Stereo matching of terrestrial digital photographs - an alternative for the generation of high-resolution DEMs in situations of poor data availability? In: Car, A., Griesebner, G., Strobl, J. (eds.): Geospatial Crossroads @ GI_Forum - Proceedings of the First Geoinformatics Forum, Salzburg, July 4-6, 2007: 110-119.

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2006

**Mergili, M., Geitner, C., Moran, A., Stötter, J. (2006): SOILSIM, a GIS-based framework for data-extensive modelling of the spatial distribution of soil hydrological characteristics in small alpine catchments. In: Strobl, J., Blaschke, T., Griesebner, G. (eds.): Angewandte Geoinformatik 2006 - Beiträge zum 18. AGIT-Symposium, Salzburg, July 5-7, 2006: 444-453.

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Contributions to conferences (abstract)

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2018

**Mergili, M., Emmer, A., Fischer, J.-T., Huggel, C., Pudasaini, S.P. (2018): Computer simulations of complex cascading landslide processes: what can we do and what can we learn? Geophysical Research Abstracts 20, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 8-13 April 2018: 10505.

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*Mergili, M., Schwarz, L., Kociu, A. (2018): Integrated statistical landslide susceptibility modelling: combining release and propagation. Geophysical Research Abstracts 20, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 8-13 April 2018: 7759.

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Juliev, M., Mergili, M., Czaran, L., Nurtaev, B., Johannes Hübl, J. (2018): GIS-based statistical landslide susceptibility analysis a case study from the Bostanlik District, Uzbekistan. Geophysical Research Abstracts 20, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 8-13 April 2018: 12949.

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Meller, M., Pöppl, R., Mergili, M., Sass, O., Rascher, E. (2018): Modelling climate induced geomorphic changes in two small Austrian alpine catchments using CAESAR-Lisflood. Geophysical Research Abstracts 20, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 8-13 April 2018: 19600.

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Wijaya, I.P.K., Mergili, M., Zangerl, C., Straka, W., Pudasaini, S.P. (2018): Reconstruction and back-calculation of the Banjarnegara landslide, Indonesia. Geophysical Research Abstracts 20, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 8-13 April 2018: 19077.

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Schopper, N., Pöppl, R., Mergili, M., Cavalli, M., Frigerio, S. (2018): Analysing lateral sediment connectivity and its connection to the frequency-magnitude reality in the Fiume Fella system, Northern Italy. Geophysical Research Abstracts 20, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 8-13 April 2018: 10162.

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Sattler, K., Mergili, M., Glade, T., Mehlhorn, S., Rudolf-Miklau, F. (2018): ExtremA: a review of extreme natural hazard events in Austria. Geophysical Research Abstracts 20, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 8-13 April 2018: 10246.

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*Mergili, M., Frey, H., Emmer, A., Fischer, J.-T., Cochachin, A., Pudasaini, S.P. (2018): Revisiting the catastrophic 1941 outburst flood of Lake Palcacocha (Cordillera Blanca, Peru). Geophysical Research Abstracts 20, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 8-13 April 2018: 7569.

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2017

Wijaya, I.P.K., Zangerl, C., Straka, W., Mergili, M., Pudasaini, S.P., Arifianti, Y (2017): A large landslide in volcanic rock: failure processes, geometry and propagation. Geophysical Research Abstracts 19, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 23-28 April 2017: 5141.

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Schug, M.-C., Mergili, M. (2017): Glacial lakes in South Tyrol: distribution, evolution and potential for GLOFs. Geophysical Research Abstracts 19, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 23-28 April 2017: 10757.

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Schmaltz, E., Mergili, M., Steger, S., Glade, T. (2017): Computational slope stability experiments implementing root system morphology in a generic hillslope environment. Geophysical Research Abstracts 19, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 23-28 April 2017: 2112.

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Pudasaini, S.P., Fischer, J.-T., Mergili, M. (2017): Mechanical coupling between two innovative theories on erosion, transportation and phase-separation: Solving some long-standing problems in mass flows. Geophysical Research Abstracts 19, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 23-28 April 2017: 5030-1.

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*Mergili, M., Villeneuve, N., Peltier, A. (2017): Geomorphologic evolution of the eruptive vent of September 2016 at Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion). Geophysical Research Abstracts 19, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 23-28 April 2017: 8272.

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*Mergili, M., Viani, C., Schug, M.-C., Huggel, C., Emmer, A. (2017): Geomorphological Forcing of Proglacial Lake Dynamics in Mountain Areas. 9th International Conference on Geomorphology, New Delhi, India, 6-11 November 2017.

**Mergili, M., Huggel, C., Emmer, A., Frank, B., Fischer, J.-T., Pudasaini, S.P. (2017): Simulation of Geomorphic Process Chains in Mountain Areas: Progress and Challenges. 9th International Conference on Geomorphology, New Delhi, India, 6-11 November 2017.

*Mergili, M., Emmer, A., Viani, C., Huggel, C. (2017): Temporal patterns of glacial lake evolution in high-mountain environments. Geophysical Research Abstracts 19, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 23-28 April 2017: 5218.

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**Mergili, M. (2017): Integrated simulation of high-mountain process chains with open source GIS. geomorph.at Annual Meeting, Johnsbach, Austria, 28-29 September 2017.

**Mergili, M. (2017): Integrated simulation of high-mountain process chains. SGmG Annual Meeting, Zermatt, Switzerland, 30 August - 1 September 2017.

Krenn, J., Zangerl, C., Mergili, M. (2017): Application and optimization of input parameter spaces in mass flow modelling: a case study with r.randomwalk and r.ranger. Geophysical Research Abstracts 19, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 23-28 April 2017: 6088.

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Kofler, A., Fischer, J.-T., Hellweger, V., Huber, A., Mergili, M., Pudasaini, S.P., Fellin, W., Oberguggenberger, M. (2017): Bayesian inference in mass flow simulations - from back calculation to prediction. Geophysical Research Abstracts 19, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 23-28 April 2017: 15720.

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Kattel, P., Kafle, J., Fischer, J.-T., Mergili, M., Tuladhar, B.M., Pudasaini, S.P. (2017): Dynamic interaction of two-phase debris flow with pyramidal defense structures: An optimal strategy to efficiently protecting the desired area. Geophysical Research Abstracts 19, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 23-28 April 2017: 6775.

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Kafle, J., Kattel, P., Mergili, M., Fischer, J.-T., Tuladhar, B.M., Pudasaini, S.P. (2017): Energy dissipation by submarine obstacles during landslide impact on reservoir - potentially avoiding catastrophic dam collapse. Geophysical Research Abstracts 19, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 23-28 April 2017: 6834.

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Fischer, J.-T., Pudasaini, S.P., Mergili, M. (2017): A mechanical erosion model for two-phase mass flows: Tackling a long standing dilemma of mass mobility. Geophysical Research Abstracts 19, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 23-28 April 2017: 5062-1.

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Canli, E., Mergili, M., Glade, T. (2017): Physically based landslide warning at regional scale. Geophysical Research Abstracts 19, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 23-28 April 2017: 7652.

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2016

*Tader, A., Mergili, M., Jäger, S., Glade, T., Neuhold, C., Stiefelmeyer, H. (2016): An integrated multi-scale risk analysis procedure for pluvial flooding. Geophysical Research Abstracts 18, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 17-22 April 2016: 5840.

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*Mergili, M., Rohmaneo, M., Chu, H.-J. (2016): Combined statistical analysis of landslide release and propagation. Geophysical Research Abstracts 18, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 17-22 April 2016: 5954.

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**Mergili, M., Queiroz de Oliveira, G., Fischer, J.-T., Krenn, J., Kulisch, H., Malcherek, A., Pudasaini, S.P. (2016): r.avaflow, the GIS simulation model for avalanche and debris flows: new developments and challenges. Geophysical Research Abstracts 18, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 17-22 April 2016: 6825.

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**Krenn, J., Mergili, M. (2016): The mass movement routing tool r.randomwalk and its functionalities for parameter sensitivity analysis and optimization. Geophysical Research Abstracts 18, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 17-22 April 2016: 12808.

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Kafle, J., Kattel, P., Fischer, J.-T., Mergili, M., Tuladhar, B.M., Pudasaini, S.P. (2016): Landslides impact in mountain water reservoir: Dynamic flow-structure interaction. Scientific learning exchange on landslide management and bio-engineering in Nepal: from data to landslide mitigation - new venues for collaboration, October 2 2016, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Kattel, P., Kafle, J., Fischer, J.-T., Mergili, M., Tuladhar, B.M., Pudasaini, S.P. (2016): Simulating the interaction of two-phase landslide and debris flows with defense structures in mountain slopes. Scientific learning exchange on landslide management and bio-engineering in Nepal: from data to landslide mitigation - new venues for collaboration, October 2 2016, Kathmandu, Nepal.

**Emmer, A., Mergili, M., Juřicová, A., Cochachin, A., Huggel, C. (2016): Insights from analyzing and modelling cascading multi-lake outburst flood events in the Santa Cruz Valley (Cordillera Blanca, Perú). Geophysical Research Abstracts 18, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 17-22 April 2016: 2181.

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**de Lima Neves Seefelder, C., Mergili, M. (2016): Physically-based slope stability modelling and parameter sensitivity: a case study in the Quitite and Papagaio catchments, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Geophysical Research Abstracts 18, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 17-22 April 2016: 6597.

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**Buckel, J., Mergili, M., Prasicek, G., Otto, J.-C. (2016): Gletscherseen und Klimawandel - Entstehung und Gefahrenpotential von Seen in Österreich seit der Kleinen Eiszeit. Gemeinsame Jahrestagung der Österreichischen Forschungsgruppe für Geomorphologie und Umweltwandel und der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Geomorphologie: Geomorphologische Prozesse und Auswirkungen des globalen Umweltwandels in Gebirgsräumen, Innsbruck, Austria, 22-24 September 2016.

2015

**Mergili, M. (2015): Pushing the frontiers of GIS-based modelling of mountain hazards. Jahrestagung der Schweizerischen Geomorphologischen Gesellschaft 2015, Innertkirchen, June 17-19, 2015.

***Mergili, M., Fischer, J.-T., Fellin, W., Ostermann, A., Pudasaini, S.P. (2015): An advanced open source computational framework for the GIS-based simulation of two-phase mass flows and process chains. Geophysical Research Abstracts 17, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, April 12-17, 2015.

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**Merkl, S., Emmer, A., Mergili, M. (2015): Spatial distribution and temporal development of high-mountain lakes in western Austria. Geophysical Research Abstracts 17, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, April 12-17, 2015.

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Marchesini, I., *Mergili, M., Schneider-Muntau, B., Alvioli, M., Rossi, M., Guzzetti, F. (2015): Physically-based landslide susceptibility modelling: geotechnical testing and model evaluation issues. Geophysical Research Abstracts 17, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, April 12-17, 2015.

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*Mergili, M., Tader, A., Glade, T., Neuhold, C., Stiefelmeyer, H. (2015): The Atlas of Natural Hazards and Risks of Austria: first results for fluvial and pluvial floods. Geophysical Research Abstracts 17, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, April 12-17, 2015.

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2014

**Baccarini, L., Alvioli, M., Cardinali, M., Fiorucci, F., Marchesini, I., Mergili, M., Rossi, M., Valigi, D. (2014): Suscettibilità da frana nell'area di Collazzone (Umbria, Italia centrale): applicazione di un modello distribuito fisicamente basato per scivolamenti profondi. GIT - Geology and Information Technology 9o Convegno Nazionale del Gruppo di Geologia Informatica, Sezione della Società Geologica Italiana, Montefalco, June 16-18, 2014.

**Körfgen, A., Mergili, M., Zangerl, C. (2014): GIS-based topographic reconstruction and geotechnical modelling of the Köfels Rockslide (Austria). Geophysical Research Abstracts 16, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, April 27- May 2, 2014.

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**Krenn, J., Mergili, M., Ottner, F., Wriessnig, K., Schneider-Muntau, B., Zangerl, C. (2014): Towards a better understanding of a large rotational soil slide (Ludoialm Landslide, Austria). Geophysical Research Abstracts 16, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, April 27- May 2, 2014.

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Marchesini, I., *Mergili, M., Alvioli, M., Metz, M., Schneider-Muntau, B., Rossi, M., Guzzetti, F. (2014): Parallel processing for efficient 3D slope stability modelling. Geophysical Research Abstracts 16, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, April 27- May 2, 2014.

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**Mergili, M., Marchesini, I., Schneider-Muntau, B., Cardinali, M., Fiorucci, F., Valigi, D., Santangelo, M., Bucci, F., Guzzetti, F. (2014): GIS-based modelling of deep-seated slope stability in complex geology. Geophysical Research Abstracts 16, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, April 27- May 2, 2014.

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2013

*Mergili, M., Gruber, F.E., Schneider, J.F. (2013): A GRASS GIS model for high-mountain multihazard assessment at the regional scale. 8th IAG International Conference on Geomorphology, Paris, August 27-31, 2013.

*Marchesini, I., Mergili, M., Rossi, M., Santangelo, M., Cardinali, M., Fellin, W., Guzzetti, F. (2013): Application of the GRASS GIS model r.rotstab for the deterministic analysis of deep-seated slope stability in a complex geological setting. 8th IAG International Conference on Geomorphology, Paris, August 27-31, 2013.

Gruber, F.E., Schneider, J.F., **Mergili, M. (2013): High-mountain multihazard assessment in the Pamir (Tajikistan) with GRASS GIS. Geophysical Research Abstracts 15, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, April 07-12, 2013.

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*Mergili, M., Marchesini, I., Rossi, M., Guzzetti, F., Fellin, W. (2013): A GRASS GIS-based deterministic model for shallow and deep-seated landslide susceptibility analysis over large areas. Geophysical Research Abstracts 15, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, April 07-12, 2013.

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2012

**Mergili, M., Gruber, F.E., Müller, J.P., Schneider, J.F. (2012): High-mountain geohazards in the Pamir (Tajikistan) induced by climate change. Himalayan-Karakoram-Tibet Workshop (HKT), Kathmandu, Nepal, November 28-30, 2012.

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Mergili, M., **Marchesini, I., Rossi, M., Guzzetti, F., Fellin, W. (2012): r.rotstab: a GRASS-based deterministic model for deep-seated landslide susceptibility analysis over large areas. Open Source Geospatial Research and Education Symposium, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland, October 24-26, 2012.

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**Mergili, M., Gruber, F.E., Müller, J.P., Schneider, J.F. (2012): Analysis of high-mountain environmental dynamics and emerging glacial hazards in the Pamir (Tajikistan). PANGEO AUSTRIA, Salzburg, Austria, September 15-20, 2012.

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Thapa, P.B., **Mergili, M. (2012): Modelling of debris flows starting from shallow landslides in the Kathmandu area, central Nepal. International Geological Congress, Brisbane, Australia, August 5-10, 2012.

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***Mergili, M., Müller, J.P., Schneider, J.F. (2012): Glacial lakes in the headwaters of the Amu Darya river, Central Asia: spatial distribution and temporal development. International Geological Congress, Brisbane, Australia, August 5-10, 2012.

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Müller, J.P., *Mergili, M., Schneider, J.F. (2012): Development and characteristics of alpine lakes in the upper catchment of the Amu Darya river, Central Asia. Geophysical Research Abstracts 14, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, April 22-27, 2012.

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*Mergili, M., Marchesini, I., Fellin, W., Rossi, M., Raia, S., Guzzetti, F. (2012): A three-dimensional slope stability model based on GRASS GIS and its application to the Collazzone area, Central Italy. Geophysical Research Abstracts 14, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, April 22-27, 2012.

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2011

*Mergili, M., Kopf, C., Schneider J.F. (2011): Aktuelle und prognostizierte Veränderungen von Gletschern und Permafrost in den Hochgebirgen Tajikistans. 30. Jahrestagung des AK Klima, Graz, Austria, October 28-30, 2011. [In German]

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*Mergili, M., Müllebner, B., Kopf, C., Schneider, J.F. (2011): Changes of the cryosphere and related hazards in the high-mountain areas of Tajikistan (Central Asia). Annual meeting of the Austrian Research Association on Geomorphology and Environmental Change of the Austrian Geographical Society, May 20-22, 2011.

*Mergili, M., Kopf, C., Schneider, J.F. (2011): Recent fluctuations in the glacial and periglacial environment of Tajikistan. Geophysical Research Abstracts 13, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, April 3-8, 2011.

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Schneider, J.F., *Mergili, M. (2011): A procedure for analyzing lake outburst hazard and its application to the South-Western Pamir, Tajikistan. Geophysical Research Abstracts 13, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, April 3-8, 2011.

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2010

Mergili, M., **Schneider, J.F. (2010): Large landslides related to earthquakes. A direct and indirect threat to Asian mountain communities. Sixth Nepal Geological Congress, Kathmandu, November 15-17, 2010.

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***Mergili, M., Schneider, J.F., Kopf, C., Müllebner, B. (2010): Fluctuations of the cryosphere and related hazards in Central Asia.CAGS Workshop, Almaty, June 24-25, 2010.

**Mergili, M., Schneider, D., Andres, N., Worni, R., Gruber, F., Schneider, J. F. (2010): Challenges in understanding, modelling, and mitigating Lake Outburst Flood Hazard: experiences from Central Asia. Geophysical Research Abstracts 12, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, May 2-7, 2010.

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Schneider, J.F., **Mergili, M., Schneider, D. (2010): Analysis and mitigation of remote geohazards in high mountain areas of Tajikistan with special emphasis on glacial lake outburst floods. Geophysical Research Abstracts 12, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, May 2-7, 2010.

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2009

*Mergili, M., Schneider, J.F. (2009): Capacity-building and risk mitigation strategies for remote geohazards in Tajikistan. Glacier Hazard Workshop 2009, Vienna, November 10-13, 2009.

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*Schneider, J.F., Mergili, M. (2009): Assessment of remote geohazards in high mountain areas of Tajikistan, with special emphasis on GLOFs and the breach of natural dams. Glacier Hazard Workshop 2009, Vienna, November 10-13, 2009.

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**Mergili, M., Schratz, K., Ostermann, A., Fellin, W. (2009): Integration of complex models for slope stability and landslide runout with GIS. Geophysical Research Abstracts 11, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, April 19-24, 2009.

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2008

*Geitner, C., Meiβl, G., Tusch, M., Mergili, M. (2008): Zusammenhänge zwischen Relief und Böden in den Alpen und deren mögliche Inwertsetzung für die hydrologische Charakterisierung von Einzugsgebieten. Tagungsband zur 3. Mitteleuropäischen Geomorphologietagung 2008: 56; Fachbereich Geographie und Geologie der Universität Salzburg. [In German]

**Mergili, M., Schratz, K., Moreiras, S., Thalhammer, M., Stötter, J., Ostermann, A., Fellin, W. (2008): Simulation of debris flows based on Open Source GIS. 33rd International Geological Congress, Oslo, August 6-14, 2008.

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**Mergili, M., Fellin, W., Moreiras, S.M., Stötter, J. (2008): Integrated modelling of debris flows in the Central Andes based on Open Source GIS. Geophysical Research Abstracts 10, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, April 13-18, 2008.

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2007

**Mergili, M., Bucher, K., Kerschner, H. (2007): GRADGRID4 - an advanced spatial interpolation tool combining GRASS and R functions. FOSS4G Meeting, Victoria, September 24-27, 2007.

2006

*Mergili, M., Lammel, J., Moran, A., Oberparleiter, C., Geitner, C., Stötter, J. (2006). SYCOSIM - a GIS-based tool for assessing extreme runoff events of small alpine catchments using open source software. Geophysical Research Abstracts 8, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, April 2-7, 2006.

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Discussion paper

Mergili, M., Chu, H.-J. (2015): Integrated statistical modelling of spatial landslide probability: Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences Discussions 3: 5677-5715. doi:10.5194/nhessd-3-5677-2015

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Monographs and reports

Allen, S.K., Frey, H., Huggel, C., Bründl, M., Chiarle, M., Clague, J.J., Cochachin, A., Cook, S., Deline, P., Geertsema, M., Giardino, M., Haeberli, W., Kääb, A., Kargel, J., Klimeš, J., Krautblatter, M., McArdell, B., Mergili, M., Petrakov, D., Portocarrero, C., Reynolds, J., Schneider, D. (2017): Assessment of Glacier and Permafrost Hazards in Mountain Regions - Technical Guidance Document. Standing Group on Glacier and Permafrost Hazards in Mountains (GAPHAZ) of the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS) and the International Permafrost Association (IPA), Zurich, Lima. 72 pp.

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Borsdorf, A., Mergili, M. (eds., 2011): Kolumbien im Wandel. Erkenntnisse und Eindrücke einer dreiwöchigen Studienexkursion durch Zentral- und Südkolumbien. inngeo - Innsbrucker Materialien zur Geographie 14. 183 pp. [In German]

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Schneider, J.F., Mergili, M., et al. (2010): Remote Geohazards in High Mountain Areas of Tajikistan - Assessment of hazards connected to lake outburst floods and large landslide dams in selected areas of the Pamir and Alai mountains. FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance. 342 pp.

Schneider, J.F., Mergili, M., Kleinbauer, I., et al. (2010): Mountain Geohazard Assessment Model - Workflow and manual for the assessment of remote geohazards in high mountain areas with emphasis on GIS and remote sensing methods. . FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance. 71 pp.

Mergili, M. (2008): The Vegetation of Grootbos Nature Reserve. Fynbos and Forest Ecosystems at the Southernmost Tip of Africa. Verlag Dr. Müller, Saarbrücken. 176 pp.

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Erhard, A., Steinicke, E., Henzinger, E., Mergili, M. (eds., 2007): Von den Quellen des Nils zum Mount Kenya. Eindrücke einer geographischen Exkursion durch Uganda und Kenia im Februar 2006. Institute of Geography, University of Innsbruck. 138 pp. [In German]


Habilitation

Mergili, M. (2015): Environmental changes and hazardous processes in mountain areas. Challenges in observation and modelling at different spatial scales. University of Innsbruck, 628 pp.

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Dissertation

Mergili, M. (2008): 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. University of Innsbruck, 208 pp.

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Diploma thesis

Mergili, M. (2005): The Vegetation of Grootbos Nature Reserve. GIS-based Mapping and Numerical Analysis. University of Innsbruck, 171 pp.

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Invited lectures

Mergili, M. (2017): Integrated simulation of high-mountain process chains: what we can do and what we cannot do. TU Wien, Vienna, Austria, 25 October 2017. [in German]

Mergili, M. (2017): r.avaflow, a GIS-based simulation framework for rapid mass flows. Austrian Torrent and Avalanche Control, Salzburg, Austria, 19 June 2017. [in German]

Mergili, M. (2017): GIS-based simulation of rapid mass movements and high-mountain process chains. Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena, Germany, 7 June 2017.

Mergili, M. (2016): Simulation of rapid landslides and process chains with open source GIS. Geologisches Kolloquium, Universität Salzburg, Austria, 29 November 2016, and Universität Freiburg, Germany, 1 December 2016.

Mergili, M. (2016): Klima - Gebirge - Gesellschaft. Vortrag im Rahmen der Lehrerfortbildung des Projekts k.i.d.Z.-21 Austria - Preparing Austria's Youth for Climate Change Challenges of the 21st Century, Obergurgl, Austria, 29 August 2016. [in German]

Mergili, M. (2012): Modelling of slope stability and landslide motion with GRASS GIS. CNR IRPI, Perugia, Italy, March 26, 2012.

Mergili, M. (2008): The use of GIS for landslide risk analysis and management. Geo Kolloquium, University of Graz, Austria, December 11, 2008. [In German]


Public lectures

Mergili, M. (2015): From colourful maps to powerful tools? Pushing the frontiers of GIS-based modelling of mountain hazards. Habilitation Colloquium, Innsbruck, 30 June 2015.

Mergili, M. (2009): Von den Quellen des Nils ins Reich der Riesenlobelien. Landschaften und Lebensräume des östlichen Afrika. Presentation at the Association for the Protection of Local Wetlands, Innsbruck, 17 December 2009. [in German]

Mergili, M. (2008): Galápagos: Streifzüge durch das Land der Drachen und Vulkane. Presentation at the Association for the Protection of Local Wetlands, Innsbruck, 15 May 2008. [in German]

Mergili, M. (2007): Zwischen Feuerland und Vancouver. Eine photo- und geographische Reise durch den Westen zweier Subkontinente. Presentation at the Institute of Geography of the University of Innsbruck, 28 November 2007. [in German]

Mergili, M. (2006): Die Ökozonen der Erde. Ein Überblick. Presentation at the Institute of Geography of the University of Innsbruck, May 2006. [in German]

Mergili, M. (2003b): Tenerife - Insel der Gegensätze. Presentation at the Institute of Geography of the University of Innsbruck, 24 June 2003. [in German]

Mergili, M. (2003a): Norwegen - Das Tor zur Arktis. Presentation at the Institute of Geography of the University of Innsbruck, 16 January 2003. [in German]


Media interviews

Mergili, M. (2017): Expert comments on the rock fall event of Vals, Austria. ZIB2 newscast of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF 2), 27 December 2017.

Mergili, M. (2017): Live interview on the rock slide of Bondo, Switzerland. ZIB24 newscast of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF eins), 25 August 2017.

Mergili, M. (2017): Expert comments on the rock slide of Bondo, Switzerland. ZIB2 newscast of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF 2), 24 August 2017.