Research Group on Environment and Climate

Studying climate impacts, risk and adaptation in mountainous regions with an interdisciplinary perspective

What we do

The EClim group investigates risks, impacts and adaptation options to climate change, focusing on mountain regions and its people throughout the world.

Our research integrates natural and social science disciplines, and we collaborate with stakeholders from practice and policy.

Our project portfolio is multi-disciplinary and cross-sectoral, with an emphasis on capacity building and climate policy.

Our geographic research area includes the Andes, the Alps and the Himalayas.

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Who we are

Based at the Department of Geography of the University of Zurich and the Department of Geosciences of the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), we are a multi-disciplinary team. We are geographers, climate scientists and  social scientists.

Our expertise and experience…. (topics, years, etc).

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Selected publications

Multi-Source Glacial Lake Outburst Flood Hazard Assessment and Mapping for Huaraz, Cordillera Blanca, Peru

Frontiers in Earth Science

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Current and future glacier and lake assessment in the deglaciating Vilcanota-Urubamba basin, Peruvian Andes

Global and Planetary Change

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Loss and Damage in the mountain cryosphere

Regional Environmental Change

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Featured in the News

Study identifies danger glacial lakes across Tibetan Plateau
The world's highest mountains hold vital climate change lessons
Local Experts for Global Reports
"Humans and climate change stories": Pérou, Andes tropicales en danger

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