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© Prof. Dr. Lothar Schrott

Schrott, Lothar

Prof. Dr., Institute of Geography, University Bonn


Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Institute of Geography
Meckenheimer Allee 166
53115 Bonn


Fon: +49 228 73 5394

Research topics

  • Mountain Geomorphology: Earth surface processes and landform evolution in mountains
  • Sediment budgets: Postglacial sediment budgets in alpine catchments
  • High mountain permafrost: Thermal state, monitoring, mapping and inventories
  • Natural hazards and risks: Distribution, characteristics and spatio-temporal dimension
  • Mass movements: Mapping and monitoring

Resources and technologies

  • Electric Resistivity Tomography: ABEM Terrameter LS-System e.g. for bedrock depth analysis, permafrost detection, water content
  • Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR): GSSI-SIR4000 and 200MHz Antenna. subsurface analysis of storage forms e.g. internal structure, boundaries
  • DGPS / Terrestrial Laser Scanner (2016): Leica / Riegl
  • Drilling/coring: Cobra
  • Seismic refraction: Geometrics Geode 24 channel seismigraph


  • Schrott, L., Otto, J.-C., Götz, J., and Geilhausen, M. (2013): Fundamental classic and modern field techniques in geomorphology - an overview. - In: Shroder, J. (Editor in Chief): Switzer, A.D. & D. Kennedy (Eds.): Treatise on Geomorphology. Academic Press, San Diego, CA, Vol. 14, Methods in Geomorphology, pp. 6-21 (
  • Schrott, L., Otto, J.-C., Keller, F. (2012): Modelling alpine permafrost distribution in the Hohe Tauern region, Austria, Austrian Journal of Earth Science, 105/2, 169-183
  • Schrott, L., and Sass, O. (2008): Application of field geophysics in geomorphology: advances and limitations exemplified by case studies, Geomorphology, 93, 55-73
  • Schrott, L., Hufschmidt, G., Hankammer, M., Hoffmann, T., and Dikau, R. (2003): Spatial distribution of sediment storage types and quantification of valley fill deposits in an alpine basin, Reintal, Bavarian Alps, Germany, Geomorphology, 55, 45-63
  • Dikau, R., Brunsden, D., Schrott, L., and Ibsen, M.-L. (1996) (Eds.): Landslide Recognition. Identification, Movement and Causes, Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 251
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