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Christian Rickli



collaborateur scientifique


Hydrologie de montagne et mouvements de masse

Torrents et mouvements de masse


Institut fédéral de recherches sur la forêt, la neige et le paysage WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf


Birmensdorf Bi LG D 02.2


Research interests

  • Shallow landslides
  • Hillslope debris flows
  • Woody debris transport in torrents
  • protections measures in torrent channels and on hillslopes
  • soil bioengineering
  • protection forest
  • hazard events

Education and professional development

  • Since 2006: Scientific collaborator at the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, research unit "Mountain Hydrology and Mass Movements" group “Mountain Torrents” (research with respect to shallow landslides and hillslope debris flows, effects of vegetation on the stability of steep slopes)
  • 1992 - 2006: scientific collaborator at the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, research unit "Water, soil and Rock Movements” (research with respect to estimation of flood discharge in torrents, hazard mapping, timber structures in torrent control and slope stabilisation, shallow landslides, analyses of hazard events, driftwood in torrents, analysis of storm Lothar 1999 in Switzerland)
  • 1986 - 1992: assistant at ETH, professorship Forestry Engineering (topics: road construction, forest exploitation)
  • 1983 - 1986: studies in forest sciences, diploma thesis: “Decontamination of forest sites formerly encumbered with fluorine”
  • 1979 - 83: high school in Interlaken (Canton Berne)