Risk, Hazard & Climate Lab

Team - Risk, Hazard & Climate Lab


Daniel Hölbling

Dr. Daniel Hölbling
Senior Scientist | Head of Risk, Hazard & Climate Research Group

Schillerstraße 30, 5020 Salzburg

Tel.: +43 (0)662 8044 7581

With my research, I aim to gain a better understanding of natural hazards, their interactions and cascading effects, and their impacts on the environment and society. I focus on the development of remote sensing-based methods for landslide mapping and monitoring, studying spatio-temporal landscape dynamics, and bridging natural and social science methods in an interdisciplinary manner. More…

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Lorena Abad

Lorena Abad, MSc.
Researcher | PhD candidate

Schillerstraße 30, 5020 Salzburg

Tel.: +43 (0)662 8044 7582

I am curious about the use of geospatial technologies and data visualization to analyze environmental processes and to communicate them effectively. My current research focuses on the mapping and monitoring of natural hazards and geomorphological processes. More…

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Zahra Dabiri

Dr. Zahra Dabiri

Schillerstraße 30, 5020 Salzburg

Tel.: +43 (0)662 8044 7571

My research focuses on methodology development for remote sensing data integration and classification. By using a variety of Earth Observation data, I aim for a better understanding of landscape evolution through space and time. More…

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Vanessa Streifeneder

Vanessa Streifeneder, MSc.

Schillerstraße 30, 5020 Salzburg


I am interested in how climate change and natural hazards are connected as well as the different remote sensing methods to detect them. By investigating (machine learning) models I want to further analyze natural connections between climate change and natural hazards to predict future developments and impacts. More…

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Affiliate & visiting researchers

Helen Dias

Helen Dias, MSc. [2021/2022/2023]
Researcher | PhD candidate at University of São Paulo

I have worked in Geoprocessing, Remote Sensing, and Geomorphology, focusing on Landslides. My current project is about shallow landslide inventory mapping and susceptibility assessment.


Roberto Mulero-Martinez

Roberto Mulero-Martinez, MSc [2021/2022]
Researcher | PhD candidate at University of Cádiz

The aim of my research is to improve and exploit remote sensing products in coastal areas for understanding the different agents involved in ocean dynamics, with a special interest in obtaining realistic surface currents and sea level variability measurements in coastal areas, using high-resolution altimetry data, land-based high-frequency radar and numerical weather prediction model such as WRF.


Bowen Gao

Bowen Gao, B.Eng. [2021/2022]
PhD candidate at Zhejiang University

My research focuses on a combination of remote sensing and (deep) machine learning applied to geoscience big data analysis. I am currently working on the aeolian landform mapping and modelling by integrating remote sensing and numerical simulation.


Dajana Tesic

Dajana Tešić, MSc. [2021]
Researcher | PhD candidate at University of Novi Sad

I have a background in GIS, Remote Sensing and Geomorphology. My main research topic is landslide susceptibility mapping. Currently, I am working with LiDAR data for erosion modelling in Southern Serbia.


Former staff members, students and interns

  • Florian ALBRECHT (staff)
  • Marion BORDERON (staff)
  • Korbinian BREINDL (staff, PhD student)
  • Roman BREITFUSS (UNIGIS MSc student)
  • Pablo CABRERA BARONA (PhD student)
  • Diana Maria CONTRERAS MOJICA (staff, PhD student)
  • Jirathana DITTRICH (staff)
  • Clemens EISANK (staff)
  • Nicole FERBER (staff)
  • Barbara FRIEDL (staff)
  • Petra FÜREDER (staff)
  • Michael HAGENLOCHER (intern, staff, PhD student)
  • Sean JARRETT (UNIGIS MSc student)
  • Markus KERSCHBAUMER (staff)
  • Stefan KIENBERGER (Head of Research Group, senior scientist)
  • Gyula KOTHENECZ (PhD student)
  • Diana KULCAR (CEEPUS student)
  • Marco LEIDL (staff, MSc student)
  • Jutta-Lucia LEIS (staff, MSc student)
  • Allan MAZIMWE (MSc student)
  • Thomas MURPHY (research assistant)
  • Antonia OSBERGER (staff)
  • Lena PERNKOPF (staff)
  • Bernhard PETAUTSCHNIG (intern, Bachelor)
  • Linda PETUTSCHNIG (staff, PhD student)
  • Marco POETSCH (staff, MSc student)
  • Bassam QASHQO (staff)
  • Cedric REYMOND (UNIGIS MSc student)
  • Barbara RIEDLER (staff)
  • Jonas RUGTVEDT (staff)
  • Lena SCHÄFFER (staff)
  • Richard SCHÖRGHOFER (staff)
  • Raphael SPIEKERMANN (staff)
  • Daniel TAFERNER (MSc student)
  • Elisabeth WEINKE (staff)
  • Peter ZEIL (staff)
  • Sheilon LOPEZ ZENON (MSc student)