Benno Staub

 

Phone: +41 26 300 90 20 | Fax: +41 26 300 97 46

E-mail: benno.staub(at)unifr.ch

Office: 231

Function: Research associate


Personal Info

Academic Qualification

  • 2016-2017:     CAS in Protecting Buildings against Natural Hazards, Bern University of Applied Sciences
  • 2012-2015:     PhD in Physical Geography, University of Fribourg
  • 2009-2010:     CAS in Geographic Information Systems, ETH Zurich
  • 2003-2008:     Diploma in Geography, Faculty of Science, University of Berne

 

Professional Experience

  • since 2016:     Science Officer, PERMOS Office, University of Fribourg
  • since 2016:     Fachperson Naturgefahren, Elementarschaden-Prävention, VKF/AEAI, Bern
  • 2012-2015:     PhD Student at the Department of Geosciences, University of Fribourg
  • 2010-2011:     Natural hazards specialst, Emch+Berger AG Bern
  • 2009-2011:     Research assistant, applied geomorphology and natural hazards AGNAT, Institute of Geography, University of Berne
  • 2004-2008:     Junior research assistant, applied geomorphology and natural hazards AGNAT, Institute of Geography, University of Berne

 

memberships

  • Schweizerische Geomorphologische Gesellschaft (SGmG), Sekretariat
  • Fachleute Naturgefahren Schweiz (FAN)
  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Schnee-, Eis und Permafrost (SEP)
  • Schweizerische Organisation für Geo-Information (SOGI)
  • Quantum GIS Anwendergruppe Schweiz (QGIS)
  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Photogrammetrie, Bildanalyse und Fernerkundung (SGPBF)
  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Kartografie (SGK)

Research

  • Evolution of mountain permafrost in the context of climatic changes
  • Mountain geomorphology and natural hazards
  • Geomatics

Projects

Permafrost Monitoring Switzerland (PERMOS)

The Swiss Permafrost Monitoring Network (PERMOS) systematically documents the state and changes of mountain permafrost in the Swiss Alps. For more information, see the PERMOS website.

 

The Evolution of Mountain Permafrost in Switzerland – TEMPS

TEMPS is a Sinergia-project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation 2011-2014 (SNF Webpage). The overall objective of the TEMPS project is to improve the understanding of the vulnerability of mountain permafrost regions to climate changes and assess the potential impact at different field sites in the Swiss Alps. The project includes collaborating scientists from a variety of different fields, such as atmospheric and cryospheric sciences, geomorphology, geophysics, geography and remote sensing.

 

Publications

Publications in international journals, proceedings and books with peer review process

Staub, B., Hasler, A., Noetzli, J. & Delaloye, R. (2016): Gap-filling algorithm for ground surface temperature data measured in permafrost and periglacial environments. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes. DOI: 10.1002/ppp.1913.

Staub, B. & Delaloye, R. (2016): Using Near-Surface Ground Temperature Data to Derive Snow Insulation and Melt Indices for Mountain Permafrost Applications. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes. DOI: 10.1002/ppp.1890.

Staub, B., Marmy, A., Hauck, C., Hilbich, C. & Delaloye, R. (2015): Ground temperature variations in a talus slope influenced by permafrost: a comparison of field observations and model simulations. Geographica Helvetica 70: 45–62. DOI: 10.5194/gh-70-45-2015.

Rogers, S.R. & Staub, B. (2013): Standard use of Geographic Information System (GIS) techniques in honey bee research. Journal of Apicultural Research 52: 1–48. DOI: 10.3896/IBRA.1.52.4.08.

Delaloye, R., Perruchoud, E., Avian, M., Kaufmann, V., Bodin, X., Hausmann, H., Ikeda, A., Kääb, A., Kellerer-Pirklbauer, A., Krainer, K., Lambiel, C., Mihajlovic, D., Staub, B., Roer, I. & Thibert, E. (2008): Recent Interannual variations of rockglaciers creep in the European Alps. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Permafrost, Fairbanks, Alaska. pp. 343–348.

 

Conference Abstracts, Talks & Posters

Staub, B., Lambiel, C., Delaloye, R.: Rock glacier creep as a thermally-driven phenomenon: a decade of inter-annual observations from the Swiss Alps. 11th International Conference on Permafrost, 20-24 June 2016, Potsdam, Germany. (presentation)

Delaloye, R. & Staub, B: Seasonal variations of rock glacier creep: time series observations from the Swiss Alps. 11th International Conference on Permafrost, 20-24 June 2016, Potsdam, Germany. (poster)

Kummert, M., Braillard, L., Staub, B., Delaloye, R.: Spatial and temporal variability of the sediment transfer at the front of active rock glaciers, cases studies form the western Swiss Alps. 11th International Conference on Permafrost, 20-24 June 2016, Potsdam, Germany. (presentation)

Ghirlanda, A., Kummert, M., Delaloye, R., Braillard, L., Staub, B.: The complex pluri-decennial and multiphasic destabilization of the Jegi rock glacier (Swiss Alps). 11th International Conference on Permafrost, 20-24 June 2016, Potsdam, Germany. (poster)

Staub, B. (2015): Key messages from observational mountain permafrost research, Final symposium of the SNSF-Project TEMPS 2015, Sion (presentation)

Staub, B., Hasler, A., Delaloye, R. (2014): Gap filling procedures for ground surface temperature time series of the PERMOS network, Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2014, Fribourg (poster)

Staub, B., Delaloye, R. (2014): Variations in GST over mountain permafrost in Switzerland: the role of landform- and site-specific effects and regional aspects, EUCOP4, Evora (presentation)

Staub, B., Marmy, A., Hauck, C., Hilbich, C., Delaloye, R. (2014): The influence of weather events on the thermal regime over mountain permafrost: A comparison of field observations and model simulations at the LAPIRES talus slope, EUCOP4, Evora (poster)

Staub, B., Delaloye, R., Lambiel, C. (2013): Joint analysis of rock glacier kinematics and complementary permafrost monitoring elements observed in the Swiss Alps, IAG 2013, Paris (poster)

Staub, B., Delaloye, R., Lambiel, C. (2013): Combining observation- and model-based methods in mountain permafrost research, SGmG-Jahrestagung 2013, Basel (presentation)

Staub, B., Hilbich, C., Noetzli, J., Lambiel, C., Völksch, I., Delaloye, R. (2013): 10-15 years of GST monitoring over mountain permafrost in Switzerland: Indicators for driving forces for permafrost evolution, EGU 2013, Vienna, EGU2013-11214 (poster)

Delaloye, R., Hilbich, C., Lambiel, C., Noetzli, J., Staub, B., Völksch, I. (2012): Towards an integrative analysis of mountain permafrost monitoring elements, Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2012, Bern (poster)

Staub, B., Delaloye, R., Vogel, D., Krummenacher, B. (2012): The evolution of ground surface temperatures and rock glacier dynamics in the Furggentälti Valley (Gemmi, VS), Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2012, Bern (poster)

 

other publications

Staub, B. (2015): The evolution of mountain permafrost in the context of climate change: towards a comprehensive analysis of permafrost monitoring data from the Swiss Alps. PhD Thesis, Department of Geosciences, University of Fribourg.

Krummenacher, B., Mihajlovic, D., Nussbaum, A. & Staub, B. (Hrsg.) 2008: 20 Jahre Furggentälti - Permafrostuntersuchungen auf der Gemmi, Geographica Bernensia (G80), Bern.

Staub, B., Vogel, D., Budmiger, K., Krummenacher, B., Delaloye, R. & Kienholz, H. (2015): Einsatz der Photogrammetrie und Bildanalyse zur Quantifizierung von Blockgletscherbewegungen. Geomatik Schweiz, 113(9), pp. 356–361.


 

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