Ph.D. Dipl.-Eng. Hydrogeology Swiss National Science Foundation PRIMA fellow
Most of my current research focusses on how forested, snow-dominated mountainous catchments store and release water and how these processes affect water quality.
Aquifers and rivers in mountainous headwater catchments are important freshwater resources that sustain downstream baseflow in the densely populated lowlands of Switzerland as well as in many other parts of the world. There is a great need to protect and sustainably manage these fragile hydro(geo)logic systems - particularly in the face of future environmental changes. My research investigates the links and feedbacks between the different variables of the water cycle, contributing to a better understanding of how water management can be adapted to changing environmental conditions. Some of my research projects are: