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Dr. Michael Bründl



chef de groupe


Institut fédéral pour l'étude de la neige et des avalanches SLF
Flüelastrasse 11
7260 Davos Dorf


Davos Da A 2 15


Continuing Education

2017 - 2018: Certified Business and Private Coach, Konstanz

Academic Education

1999: Post-graduate course "Spatial information systems", ETH Zurich

1997: Dr. sc. nat., ETH Zurich, Institute for Terrestrial Ecology

1992: Diplom-Geographer (Univ.), Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich

Professional Experience

since 2021: Head a.i. "Climate Change, Extremes, and Natural Hazards in Alpine Regions Research Center" CERC

since 2020: Head of Research Programme "Climate Change Impacts on Alpine Mass Movements" (CCAMM)

since 2012: Head of Research Group "Avalanche Dynamics and Risk Management"

2006 – 2011: Head of Research Group "Risk Management", SLF

2001 – 2005: Team leader "Risk Management", SLF

1994 - 2000: scientific collaborator, SLF

Research Interests

Climate Change; Alpine Mass Movements; Hazard- and Risk Analysis; Risk Evaluation; Risk Management; Warning- and Information Systems; Dealing of the Society with Natural Hazards and Risks.


since 2009: Risk Management of Natural Hazards at School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences, Zollikofen, Switzerland.

2009 – 2010: Risk Management of Natural Hazards, Post-Diploma Course "Protection Systems in Alpine Areas", University of Innsbruck.

2001, 2004, 2009: Natural Hazards, CAS ETH Zürich "Risk and Safety".


2011: Fellow "Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF)", Research Group "Communicating Disaster", University of Bielefeld, Germany.

2009: Visiting Scientist at the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Oslo, Norway.

1995: Visiting Scientist at the National Hydrological Research Center NHRI, Saskatoon, Canada.


European Geosciences Union

Swiss Snow, Ice and Permafrost Society

Swiss Geomorphology Society

Professionals Natural Hazard Switzerland (FAN)