Mario kummert

 

Phone: +41 26 300 93 86 | Fax: +41 26 300 97 46

E-mail: mario.kummert(at)unifr.ch

Office: 328

Function: PhD Student and teaching assistant

PhD project:   Sediment transfer and connectivity at the front of rapidly moving rock glaciers

 

Personal Info

Academic Qualification

  • Since 2013 PhD student and teaching assistant in Geography, University of Fribourg (Switzerland)
  • 2010-2012 MSc in geography, University of Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • 2007-2010 BSc in geography, University of Brussels (Belgium)
  • 2001-2007 Secondary school, Brussels (Belgium)

Teaching

Bachelor Level

  • GG.0258       Géodonnées physiques (du terrain à l'analyse) (participating)
  • GG.0259 Cartographie géomorphologique
  • GG.0264 Géomorphologie et quaternaire (travaux pratiques)

Master LEVEL

  • GG.0445 Mountain geomorphology (participating)

Research

  • Sediment transfer processes in high mountain areas
  • Rock glaciers dynamics
  • Mountain geomorphology and natural hazards
  • Geomorphological mapping
  • Study region: Valais, Swiss Alps

Projects

Current projects

PhD thesis project: Sediment Transfer and Connectivity at the Front of Rapidly Moving Rock Glaciers. Supervisor: Prof. R. Delaloye. For more details see the section "research projects" here

Publications

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

Kummert, M., Delaloye, R. & Braillard, L. (2017). Erosion and sediment transfer processes at the front of rapidly moving rock glaciers: systematic observations with automatic cameras in the western Swiss Alps. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes. 13pp. DOI: 10.1002/ppp.1960

Fischer, M., Huss, M., Kummert, M. & Hoelzle, M. (2016). Application and validation of long-range terrestrial laser scanning to monitor the mass balance of very small glaciers in the Swiss Alps. The Cryosphere 10: 1279-1295. DOI: 10.5194/tc-10-1279-2016

Lambiel, C., Maillard, B., Kummert, M. & Reynard, E. (2016). Geomorphology of the Hérens valley (Swiss Alps). Journal of Maps 12/1: 160 - 172. DOI: 10.1080/17445647.2014.999135 

Kummert, M. & Delaloye, R. (2015). Quantifying sediment transfer between the front of an active alpine rock glacier and a torrential gully. In: Geomorphometry for Geosciences (2015), Jasiewicz J., Zwolinski Zb., Mitasova H., Hengl T. (eds). Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan - Institute of Geoecology and Geoinformation, International Society for Geomorphometry, Poznan, 193 - 196. Pdf

Lambiel, C., Maillard, B., Kummert, M. & Reynard, E. (2015). La diversité géomorphologique du Val d’Hérens. Bull. Murithienne 132: 57 - 67. Pdf

 

selected Conference Abstracts

Kummert, M. & Delaloye, R. (2017) Sediment transfer and connectivity at the front of active rock glaciers. Congrès annuel de la Société Suisse de Géomorphologie, Zermatt, Switzerland. (Poster).

Kummert, M., Barboux, C. & Delaloye, R. (2017) Sedimentary connection between rock glaciers and torrential channels. Definition, inventory and quantification from a test area in the south-western Swiss Alps. EGU2017, Vienna, Austria. (Presentation).

Kummert, M. & Delaloye, R. (2016) Erosion and sediment transfer at the front of rapidly moving rock glaciers. SGM2016, Geneva. (Presentation).

Kummert, M., Braillard, L., Staub, B. & Delaloye, R. (2016) Spatial and temporal variability of the sediment transfer at the front of active rock glaciers, cases studies form the western Swiss Alps. ICOP2016, Potsdam, Germany. (Presentation).

Ghirlanda, A., Kummert, M., Delaloye, R., Braillard, L. & Staub, B. (2016) The complex pluri-decennial and multiphasic destabilization of the Jegi rock glacier (Swiss Alps). ICOP2016, Potsdam, Germany. (Poster).

Kummert, M. & Delaloye, R. (2015) Quantifying sediment transfer between the front of an active alpine rock glacier and a torrential gully. Geomorphometry2015, Poznan, Poland. (Presentation).

Kummert, M., Barboux, C., Braillard, L. & Delaloye, R. (2015) Sediment transfer from the front of active rock glaciers into torrential channels: A new inventory method in the perspective of torrential hazard assessment. Congrès annuel de la Société Suisse de Géomorphologie, Innertkirchen, Switzerland. (Presentation).

Kummert, M., Barboux, C., Braillard, L., Staub, B. & Delaloye, R. (2015) Sediment transfer from periglacial slope movements into torrential channels: A new inventory method in the perspective of natural hazards assessment. Final symposium of the SNSF-Project TEMPS, Sion, Switzerland (poster).

Kummert, M., Braillard, L. & Delaloye, R. (2014) Spatial and temporal variability of the sediment transfer processes at the front of the Gugla-Bielzug rock glacier (Mattertal, VS). SGM2014, Fribourg. (Presentation).

Kummert, M., Barboux, C. & Delaloye, R. (2014) Classifying torrential catchments according to the contribution of slope movements in the sediment supply to the channel: a pilot study in the lower Valais (Swiss Alps). SGM2014, Fribourg. (Poster).

Kummert, M., Braillard, L. & Delaloye, R. (2014) The sediment yield at the front of active rock glaciers, a study based on observations and field measurements conducted in the western Swiss Alps. EUCOP4, Evora, Portugal. (Poster).


THESES & OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Kummert, M. (2012 unpubl.) Cartographie géomorphologique de la dynamique sédimentaire et torrentielle de haute montagne. Le cas du bassin-versant des Aiguilles Rouges d'Arolla, Val d'Hérens (VS). MSc thesis, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, 172 pp.


 

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