Lothar Schrott


Mail: lothar.schrott[at]sbg.ac.at
URL: http://www.geomorphology.at

DK-topic: Visualisation of landforms and geomorphic process domains using regional data sets - creating a digital geomorphological map of the European Alps.



Lothar Schrott studied Geology at the Universities of Tübingen and Geography, Geology and Physical Education in Heidelberg, Germany. He received his PhD in 1993 from the University of Heidelberg investigating mountain permafrost and the role of solar radiation within the geosystem of the semiarid high Andes.

Lothar Schrott is Professor for Physical Geography and head of the research group Geomorphology and Environmental Systems at the Department of Geography and Geology, University of Salzburg (Austria). His research interests focus mainly on geomorphic processes in mountain areas (European Alps, Andes, Rocky Mountains, German upland). Current research projects are related to sediment budgets, high mountain permafrost and mass movements. His numerous teaching activities in Physical Geography focus specifically on theoretical and applied approaches in geomorphology, global environmental change issues and natural hazards. Application of quantitative methods (lab and field) in geomorphology (e.g. mapping, field geophysics) is of primary concern. He is associate editor of GeografiskaAnnaler (Series A, Physical Geography) and member of the editorial board of the journal Geomorphology. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Geomorphologists. Lothar Schrott edited a number of special issues and books on landslides, geophysical applications in geomorphology and sediment fluxes and published more than 70 papers mainly in peer-reviewed journals.