Jun.-Prof. Ariane Walz

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Universität Potsdam,
Institut für Erd- und Umweltwissenschaften

Jun.-Prof. Ariane Walz
Haus 12, Raum 1.10

Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25
14476 Potsdam-Golm
E-Mail:
ariane.walz@uni-potsdam.de
Telefon:
+49 331 977 2558
Fax:
+49 331 977 2068
Jun.-Prof. Ariane Walz

 

  • Biografie
  • Forschung
  • Lehre
  • Publikationen

Biografie

Since 2012
Junior Professor for Landscape Management at the Inst. for Earth and Environmental Sciences, Univ. of Potsdam (positively evaluated in Oct 2014))
Since 2010
Researcher at the Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research (PIK), since March 2012 as visiting scientist
2005-2010
Researcher and scientific coordinator of various projects at the Swiss Federal Research Institute of Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL-SLF, Davos)
2002-2005
PhD at Swiss Federal Research Institute of Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL-SLF, Davos)
Titel: Land Use Modelling for an Integrated Approach to Regional Development in the Swiss Alps (Univ. Zurich)
2001
Technical assistant at Land Information New Zealand, Wellington, NZ
1995-2001
Undergraduate studies in Geography, Geology, Physics, Social Sciences and Development Studies at Univ. Würzburg, Germany and Univ. of Wales, Swansea, UK.

Forschung

My research focuses on the interrelation between human and environmental systems and the effect of globale change on this interrelation. How will landscape develop in future? What are the uncertainties in ecosystem service provision that society is facing? What are the effects of a changing climate and social pressure on land? How vulnerable is this system to crucial shifts and feedbacks? How do we envisage future land use?

A mix of modelling-based and semiquantitative, often participatory methods helps us to address such research questions. Please refer to the projects for more details.

Review Activities

Regional Environmental Change (member of editorial board), Land Use Policy, Environmental Modelling, Landscape and Urban Planning, Environmental Impact Assessment Review, Landscape Ecology, Environmental Management, Rangeland Ecology and Management

 

Projects

OPERAs - Operational Potential of Ecosystem Research Applications  (2012-2017) (EU-FP7)

OPERAs will investigate whether, how and under what conditions the ES/NC concepts can move beyond the academic domain towards practical implementation in support of sustainable ecosystem management. OPERAs will investigate existing ES/NC practice to identify requirements for new policy options and instruments. It will test new insights and improved or novel tools and instruments, in hand-on exemplary case studies in a range of socio-ecological systems across locales, sectors, scales and time. Throughout this iterative process, it brings together available resources and tools the web-based OPPLA portal that is co-developed by scientists and practitioners. Have a look: http://oppla.eu/

Partners:

  • Marc Rounsevell, Marc Metzger and others, Univ. of Edinburgh
  • Peter Verburg, Free University, Amsterdam
  • Ralf Seppelt, UFZ, Leipzig
  • Adrienne Grêt-Regamey, ETHZ, Switzerland
  • and 25 more partners

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 "Fellowships für Innovationen in der Hochschullehre" der Joachim Herz Stiftung (2013-2014): GEOSimulator

Das problem-orientiert und fächerübergreifend für die Masterstudiengänge Geoökologie und Geowissenschaften angelegte Lehrprojekt zielt auf eine verbesserte Verständnis-Brücke zwischen den Realitäten im Gelände, den virtuellen Welten der Datenanalyse sowie schließlich den Realitäten tatsächlicher Entscheidungen ab. Eine zentrale Rolle spielt dabei die Simulation in einer 3D-Visualisierungsumgebung. Sie wird die Vorbereitung der Geländearbeit, die Interpretation der Daten und schließlich den aktiven Dialog mit Entscheidungsträgern unterstützen.

Partners:

  • Thomas Gräff, Wolfgang Schwanghardt, Torsten Lipp, Sarah Künzler, Oliver Korup, Gerold Zeilinger, Frauke Barthold, Andreas Bergner (all Institute for Earth and Environmental Science)

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VOLANTE - Visions of Land Use Transitions in Europe (2010-2015) (EU-FP7)

The project aims to inform European policy and land management about the bandwidth of critical pathways for multifunctional and sustainable land use. Land management and policy options will be identified in time and space and their consequences will be evaluated in terms of provisioning of ecosystem services and biodiversity. The project will contribute to development of decision-support tools with trade-off evaluation methods.

Partners

  • Bas Pedroli, DLO Wageningen, NL (Lead)
  • Mark Rounsevell and Marc Metzger, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Peter Verburg, VU University Amsterdam, NL
  • Sandra Lavorel, CNRS Grenobl, FR
  • And 10 more partners

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CARBOExtreme: The Terrestrial Carbon Cycle under Climate Variability and Extremes (2009-2013) (EU-FP7)

Increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases do not only lead to gradual ‘global warming’ but also to changed precipitation patterns, increased variability and weather extremes, such as heat waves, longer dry spells, variability of growing season length and heavy rainfall. CARBOExtreme investigates the effect of such climate extremes on European ecosystems by (1) bringing together and reanalyzing existing long-term carbon cycle related observations, (2) synthesizing and harmonizing new experimental approaches, (3) compiling and adapting latest regional climate scenarios, (4) using a strong model-data integration framework.
The project aims for an improved assessments of the European carbon cycle under future climate and advice to the European Commission and other stakeholders regarding climate, soil and ecosystem protection policies. The Consortium consists of 25 partners from 12 European countries. It is coordinated by the Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry Jena, Germany.

Project lead:

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MOUNTLAND: Sustainable land-use in mountain regions: Integrative analysis of ecosystem dynamics under global change, socio-economic impacts and policy implications (2008-2012) (ETH-CCES)

Mountain ecosystems provide a large array of goods and services, which are highly sensitive to changes of climate and land use. The primary goal of the project MOUNTLAND is to contribute to the development of adapted land use practices for mountain regions that (i) warrant the life-supporting services required for sustainable development, and (ii) are eco­nomically and ecologically efficient, and socially and politically feasible. Existing “impact assessments” of global change on ecosystems and society have largely focused on the one-directional impacts from climate change to ecosys­tems and on to socio-economic and policy implications. The proposed study moves beyond this by (i) considering changes in both climate and land use simultaneously, and (ii) explicitly considering feedback effects from changing socio-economic and political conditions to land use and adaptation to climate change.

The project integrates research activities and research groups of  various fields of ecosystem dynamics, economics and political science with complementary methodological. It is based on a sound landscape modeling framework, adapted in three Swiss case study regions and specifically complemented by experimental and observational studies on sensitive processes, thereby taking advantage of existing long-term data. MOUNTLAND will assess the ecological and socio-economic impacts of global change in the three study regions, develop strategies for adapted land use practices in mountain regions, and deliver recom­men­da­tions for innovative policy solutions for promoting these.

Partners

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Forest and wood utilisation in the Alpine region of Grisons, Switzerland: Economic impact and CO2 effects (2007-2008) (BAFU)

The Kyoto Protocol aims for a stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere. Carbon storage through forest management can already be included in the calculations of involved countries, and it is discussed whether and how wood utilisation can also be accounted for in the following, post-Kyoto phase. This leads to new options in forest management and the utilisation of wood, particularly, if we assume financial compensation for storage and substitution effects through CO2 certificates.

In this case study from the region of Grisons, Switzerland, we focus on the CO2 effects of forest and wood utilisation, and estimate the economic effect including both the value chains and a hypothetical value for CO2 certificates. For that, we adapt models of material/wood fluxes, of substitution effects and an input-output table for the wood industry that have been used in two earlier, nationwide studies. In a first step, the recent situation is assessed to highlight how forest management and wood utilisation already now contribute to climate protection and what monetary difference it would make, if these effects would be remunerated through CO2 certificates.

Partners

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Virtual Worlds - Real Decisions? NRP48 Synthesis V on Modelling and Visualisation (2006-2007) (SNF-NRP48)

Experimental approaches can help to increase our knowledge base in the field of spatial and landscape planning and to assist in decision-making. Simulation models represent virtual worlds where experiments can be conducted and the effect of alternative scenarios can be demonstrated. What are the tools needed in planning practice and for decision-making?

In order to show the potentials and limitations of model application in planning and decision-making we pursue the following approach:

(1) We review the contributions of the NRP48 in the field of landscape modelling and assess their potential for application in planning and decision-making,

(2) We document a modelling procedure by formulating use cases and applying an existing model to one of these use cases, and

(3) Through stakeholder involvement we identify the expectations and thoughts on model applications in planning and decision-making.

Partners

  • Britta Allgöwer and Christian Gloor, Geography, Univ. Zurich
  • Peter Bebi and Ariane Walz, WSL-SLF, Davos
  • Andreas Fischlin, Environmental Sciences, ETH Zurich
  • Eckart Lange, Dep. of Landscape, Univ. of Sheffield
  • Kai Nagel, TU Berlin

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future.scapes (2005-2008) (BMWF, proVISION)

Global change impacts society and landscape. Within the proVISION programme of the Austrian Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, the project focuses on scenarios of future transitions and strategies to increase resilience on the regional level. We contribute to one of the three case study which focuses on the Montafon region, an alpine tourist area.

In this case study, agent-based modelling is used to combine the processes of settlement extension, decrease in agricultural use, and climate change including possible consequences on  (winter) tourism. The future scenarios are developed the result of  a participatory process with local stakeholders. They are then simulated and the simulation results are given back to the stakeholder in a further workshop where strategies to reduce negative impact on the region are developed.

Partners

  • Wolfgang Loibl, Tanja Tötzer und Ernst Gebetsroither, ARC Systems Research, Austrian Research Centre Seibersdorf
  • Ika Darnhofer, Univ. of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences BoKu, Vienna
  • Céline Loibl, Austrian, Institute of Ecology ÖÖI, Vienna

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Footprints(2005-2008) (ÖAW, MaB)

The Footprints project embedded in the Men and Biosphere Research (MaB) activities. It investigates the resource use and landscape impact in Obergurgl, Ötztal, where a MaB research project had already been conduted in the 1980s when the area also become a Biosphere Reserve. The project now focuses on potentials and possibly drawbacks of the certification of the Biosphere Reserve according to Sevilla conventions.

Partners

  • Willi Haas, Institute of Social Ecology IFF, Vienna
  • Charlie Reiter und Dr. Thomas Wrbka, Faculty of Life Sciences, Univ. Vienna
  • Rüdiger Kaufmann, Dep. of Biology, Univ. Innsbruck
  • Brigitta Erschbamer, Dep. of Biology, Univ. Innsbruck

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Regional CO2 budget for Davos (2005-2006) (KTI)

The principle processes to emit CO2 and options to improve the local CO2 balance were identified in this project. For that, CO2 emissions and sinks were first quantified and charged up against each other. Then measures to reduce emissions and to increase sinks were idenfified and their effect on the local  balance was estimated. Finally, three scenarios were evaluated with respect to their feasibility.

Partners

  • Veronika Stöckli, Corinne Lundström, Corina Lardelli and Ariane Walz, WSL-SLF
  • Gian Paul Calonder, Gemeinde Davos

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ALPSCAPE(2002-2005) (SNF-NRP48)

The ALPSCAPE project investigated future scenarios by combing multi-disciplinary numerical modelling with a participatory processes. For that a Input-Output Table, a Material Flux Analysis, a spatially explicit Land Use Model and a Ecosystem Services  Evaluation Approach were combined. The scenarios include  1) a decrease of mountain agriculture, 2) climate change with effects also on tourism industry and 3) the realisation of a mega-sports event. The ALPSCAPE project was supported by the NRP48.

Partners

  • Peter Bebi, Corinne Lundström, Corina Lardelli, Adrienne Grêt-Regamey and Ariane Walz, WSL-SLF, Davos
  • Susanne Kytzia, IRL, ETH Zurich

Lehre

WiSe (since 2012): Landschaftsmanagement in Europa (Seminar, MSc.: PM 3 GÖ "Landschaftsmanagement & Ressourcenschutz")

WiSe (since 2012): Landschaftstrukturmaße in der Umweltplanung (Vorlesung und Übung, MSc.: WOMMEUW "Landschaftsstrukturmaße in der Umweltplanung")

WiSe (since 2012): Integrierte Umweltplanung (Vorlesung mit Übung, BSc.: Methodische Vertiefung "Umweltplanung und Naturschutz")

WiSe (since 2012): Beitrag Geoökolog 1 (Vorlesung mit Seminarteil, BSc.: PM "Geoökologie 1")

SoSe (since 2012): GEOSimulator (Fallstudien-basiertes Modul mit Vorlesung, Seminar und Geländekurs, MSc.: WOMMEUW "GEOSimulation")

SoSe (since 2012): Landschaftsökologie (Vorlesung, BSc.: GÖ2 "Geoökologie II")

SoSe (since 2012): Geländetage (MSc.: PM 3 GÖ "Landschaftsmanagement & Ressourcenschutz")

SoSe (only 2011): Global Change (Seminar, BSc.: Thematische Vertiefung GW1 "Globaler Wandel: Die Erde als System")

Invited lectures at ALTER-Net Summer School, Peyresque, and Geography Department, Univ. of Zurich.

Publikationen

Peer-reviewed articles

  • Walz, A., A. Grêt-Regamey and S. Lavorel. In Press. Social valuation of ecosystem services in mountain regions. Regional Environmental Change.
  • Comber, A., P. Mooney, R.S. Purves, D. Rocchini, D. and A. Walz. 2016. Crowdsourcing: It Matters Who the Crowd Are. The Impacts of between Group Variations in Recording Land Cover. PLOS ONE 11(7): e0158329. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0158329
  • Schmidt, K., Walz, A., & R. Sachse. 2016. Current role of social benefits in ecosystem service assessments. Landscape and Urban Planning 149, 49-64
  • Schulz, K., K. Vogt, C. Beusch, J.S. Almeida-Cortez, I. Kowarik, A. Walz and A. Cierjacks. 2016. Grazing deteriorates the soil carbon stocks of Caartinga forest ecosystems in Brazil. Forest Ecology and Management 367, 62–70.
  • Langerwisch, F., Walz, A., Rammig, A., Tietjen, B., Thonicke, K., Cramer, W., 2015. Deforestation in Amazonia impacts riverine carbon dynamics. Earth System Dynamics Discussion, 6, 2101–2136. http://www.earth-syst-dynam-discuss.net/6/2101/2015/esdd-6-2101-2015.html
  • Philips, A., Walz, A., Bergner, A., Graeff, T., Heistermann, M., Kienzler, S., Korup, O., Lipp, T., Schwanghart, W. and G. Zeilinger. 2015. Immersive 3D geovisualization in higher education. Journal of Geography in Higher Education 39(3), 1–13.
  • Karp, D. S., Tallis, H., Sachse, R., Halpern, B., Thonicke, K., Cramer, W., ... Walz, A.  and Wolny, S. (2015). National indicators for observing ecosystem service change. Global Environmental Change, 35, 12-21.
  • Rudbeck Jepsen, M., Kuemmerle, T., Müller, D., Erb, K., Verburg, P. H., Haberl, H., Vesterager, J. P., Andrič,M., Antrop, M., ..., Walz, A., ZhllimaI, E. and A. Reenberg. 2015. Transitions in European land-management regimes between 1800 and 2010. Land Use Policy, 49, 53-64.
  • Langerwisch, F., Walz, A., Rammig, A., Tietjen, B., Thonicke, K., and W. Cramer. Published for Discussion.Climate change increases riverine carbon outgassing while export to the ocean remains uncertain. Earth System Dynamics. http://www.earth-syst-dynam-discuss.net/6/1445/2015/esdd-6-1445-2015.html
  • Opdam, P., Albert, C., Fürst, C., Grêt-Regamey, A., Kleemann, J., Parker, D., La Rosa, D., Schmidt , K., Villamor, G.B., and A. Walz. 2015. Ecosystem services for connecting actors–lessons from a symposium. Change and Adaptation in Socio-Ecological Systems, 2(1).
  • Rolinski, S., A. Rammig, A. Walz, K. Thonicke, W. von Bloh and M. van Oijen. 2015. A probabilistic risk assessment for the vulnerability of the European carbon cycle to extreme events: the ecosystem perspective. Biogeosciences, 12, 1813–1831. (Open Access)
  • Frank, D., Reichstein, M., Bahn, M., Thonicke, K., Frank, D., Mahecha, M.D., Smith, P., van der Velde, M., Vicca, S., Babst, F., Beer, C., Buchmann, N., Canadell, J.G., Ciais, P., Cramer, W., Ibrom, A., Miglietta, F., Poulter, B., Rammig, A., Seneviratne, S.I., Walz, A., Wattenbach, M., Zavala, M.A. and J. Zscheischler. 2015. Effects of climate extremes on the terrestrial carbon cycle: concepts, processes and potential future impacts. Global Change Biology 21(8), 2861–2880.
  • Nussbaumer, S., C. Huggel, Y. Schaub and A. Walz. 2014. Local land-use change based risk estimation for future glacier lake outburst flood. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 1611-1624. (Open Access)
  • Walz, A., F. Brand, J. Braendle, S. Briner, C. Elkin, C. Hirschi, H. Lischke, D. Schmatz and D. Lang. 2014. Experience from customising IPCC scenarios  to specific national-level focus scenarios for ecosystem service management. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 86: 21–32.
  • Huber, R., A. Rigling, P. Bebi, F. Brand, S. Briner, A. Buttler, C. Elkin, F. Gillet, A. Grêt-Regamey, C. Hirschi, H. Lischke, R. Scholz, R. Seidl, T. Spiegelberger, A. Walz and H. Bugmann. 2013. Sustainable land use in mountain regions under global change: synthesis across scales and disciplines. Ecology and Society 18(3): 36. (Open Access)
  • Reichstein, M., M. Bahn, P. Ciais, D. Frank, M.D. Mahecha, S.I. Seneviratne, J. Zeischler, C. Beer, N. Buchmann, D. C. Fank, D. Papale, A. Rammig, P. Smith, K. Thonicke, M. van Velde, S. Vicca, A. Walz and M. Wattenbach. 2013. Climate extremes and the carbon cycle. Nature 500 (7462): 287-295.
  • Huber, R., A. Walz, H. Bugmann and A. Rigling. 2012. Nachhaltige Land- und Forstwirtschaft im Berggebiet: Das Forschungsprojekt MOUNTLAND. Schweiz Z Forstwes 163 (12), 464-468.
  • Rigling, A., A. Walz und R. Huber. 2012. Mountland - eine waldbezogene Synthese. Schweiz Z Forstwes 163 (12), 463.
  • Tallis, H., H. Mooney, S. Andelman, P. Balvanera, W. Cramer, D. Karp, S. Polasky, B. Reyers, T. Ricketts, S. Running, K. Thonicke, B. Tietjen and A. Walz. 2012. A Global System for Monitoring Ecosystem Service Change. BioScience 63 (11), 977-986.
  • Kytzia, S., A. Walz and M. Wegmann. 2011. How can tourism use land more efficiently? A model based approach to eco-efficiency for tourist destinations. Tourism Management 32, 629-640.
  • Loibl, W., and A. Walz. 2010. Generic regional development strategies from local stakeholders' scenarios - an Alpine experience. Ecology and Society 15(3): 3. [online] URL: (Open Access)
  • Walz, A., C. Gloor, P. Bebi, A. Fischlin, E. Lange, K. Nagel and B. Allgöwer. 2008. Virtual worlds - real decisions: Recent research and the potential of computer-based tool in landscape planning. Mountain Research and Development 28, 122-127.
  • Grêt-Regamey, A., A. Walz and P. Bebi. 2008. Framework for integrating ecosystem service values and their uncertainties in landscape planning. Mountain Research and Development 28, 156-165.
  • Walz, A., G.-P. Calonder, F. Hagedorn, C. Lardelli, C. Lundström and V. Stöckli. 2008. Regional CO2 budget, countermeasures and reduction aims for the Davos region, Switzerland. Energy Policy 36, 811-820. (reprinted also in Becken, S. (edt.). 2010. Tourism and the Environment. Economics and Management of Tourism. Elgar Research Collection, Cheltenham/UK, 155-164.
  • Walz, A., C. Lardelli, H. Behrendt, C. Lundstöm, A. Grêt-Regamey, S. Kytzia and P. Bebi. 2007. Participatory scenario analysis for integrated regional modelling. Landscape and Urban Planning 81, 114-131.
  • Lundström, C., S. Kytzia, A. Walz, A. Gret-Regamey and P. Bebi. 2007. ALPSCAPE - Linking models of land-use, resources and economy to simulate the development of Alpine regions. Environmental Management 40, 379-393.
Peer-reviewed book chapters
  • Haas, W., Singh, S.J., Reiter, K., Erschbamer, B. and A. Walz. 2013. Integrated Monitoring and Sustainability Assessment in the Tyrolean Alps: Experiences in Transdisciplinarity. In: Singh, S.J., Haberl, H., Chertow, M., Mirtl, M., and M. Schmid. Eds. Long-term Socio-ecological Research: Studies in Society: Nature Interactions Across Spatial and Temporal Scales,527-554. Open Access
  • Vohland, K., A. Walz, A. Popp, H. Lotze-Campen and W. Cramer. 2012. The role of ecosystem services in increasing the adaptive capacity of the poor. In: Lotze-Campen, H., J. Wallacher O. Edenhofer, M. Reder, B. Knopf, J. Müller (eds.) Climate Change, Justice and Sustainability: Linking Climate and Development Policy. Springer, 179-191.

  • Walz, A., G.-P. Calonder, F. Hagedorn, C. Lardelli, C. Lundström and V. Stöckli. 2010. Regional CO2 budget, countermeasures and reduction aims for the Davos region, Switzerland. In: S. Becken (edt.): Tourism and the Environment, an Elgar Research Collection, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 155-164.
  • Walz, A., Bebi, P., Purves, R.S., 2007. Land-use simulation for small regions in the Swiss mountain area - comparison of two modelling techniques. In: Lovett, A.,  Appleton, K. (Eds.). GIS for Environmental Decision Making. Innovations in GIS. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, pp. 131-147.

Books & selected reports

  • Walpole, M., Balvanera, P., with contributions from S. Butchard, B. Halpern, L. Ingwall-King, D. Karp, J. van Kolck, S. Quijas, B. Reyers, C. Romanelli , R. Sachse, K.Thonicke , M. Tierney, B. Tietjen,, A. Walz. 2014. Target14: Ecosystems that provide essentiaon services. In: Leadley, P.W., Krug, C.B., et al.: Progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets: An Assessment of Biodiversity Trends, Policy Scenarios and Key Actions. Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Montreal, Canada. Technical Series 78: 327-360. Link.
  • Walz, A., R. Taverna und P. Hofer. 2009. CO2-Effekt und ökonomische Bewertung von Holznutzung und Senkenleistung im Kanton Graubünden für das Jahr 2007. Im Auftrag des Bundesamtes für Umwelt (BAFU). Download BAFU.
  • Haas, W., Reiter, K., Erschbamer, B. and A. Walz. 2008. Footprints - Integrative Forschung im Ötztal. MaB Programm, Schlussbericht Phase 3. Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien.
  • Walz, A., C. Gloor, P. Bebi, A. Fischlin, E. Lange, K. Nagel and B. Allgöwer. 2008. Virtuelle Welten – Reale Entscheide? Die Alpen im Modellbaukausten. Thematische Synthese zum Forschungsschwerpunkt V «Virtuelle Repräsentation» des Nationalen Forschungsprogramms NFP 48 «Landschaften und Lebensräume der Alpen» des Schweizerischen Nationalfonds SNF, ISBN 978–3–7281–3202–4, vdf-Verlag, Zürich, 123 pp.
  • Walz, A., C. Gloor, P. Bebi, A. Fischlin, E. Lange, K. Nagel and B. Allgöwer. 2008. Virtual Worlds – Real Decisions? The Alps in a modeller's nutshell. Thematic Synthesis of the Research Focus V «Virtual Representation» of the National Research Programme NRP 48 on «Landscapes and Habitats of the Alps» of the Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF, ISBN 978-3-7281-3203-1, vdf-Verlag, Zürich, 123 pp.
  • Loibl, W., Darnhofer, I., Tötzer, T., Knoflacher, M., Walz, A., Sedlacek, S., Loibl, C., Edegger, S., Gebetsroither, E. and A. Sonntag. 2008. Futures.scapes: Globaler Wandel und seine Auswirkungen auf Landschaft und Gesellschaft. Szenarien künftiger Entwicklung und Lösungsstrategien zur Minderung negativer Effekte - Synthese, ARC System Research, Report 0166, Wien, 87 pp.
  • Haas, W., Reiter, K., Erschbamer, B. and A. Walz. 2007. Footprints - Integrative Forschung im Ötztal. Schlussbericht Phase 1. MaB Programm, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien.
  • SLF. 2006. Bilanzierung und Reduktion der CO2-Emissionen in der Landschaft Davos. Eine Machbarkeitsstudie zum Klimaschutz. Schlussbericht zum KTI-Projekt 7984.1. Eidg. Institut für Schnee- und Lawinenforschung SLF, Davos, 97 pp. Online available.
  • Bebi, P., S. Kytzia, C. Lardelli, C. Lundström, A. Grêt-Regamey, A. Walz. 2005. ALPSCAPE: Simulationsmodell für die Raumentwicklung Alpiner Regionen. Schlussbericht des NFP48-Projekts ALPSCAPE. Davos. 40 pp. Online available.
  • Winkler, S. and Walz, A. (1997): Wie Fjorde entstehen. Publikasjonar frå Norsk Bremuseum 4, Fjærland, Norway: 25 pp.

Other articles

  • Walz, A., Lipp, T., Sachse, R., Schmidt, K., Böhnke-Henrichs, A., Philips, A. and
    T. Gäbler. 2014. Ökosystemleistungen – ein Ansatz mit großem Potenzial für das nachhaltige Landschaftsmanagement. FORUM GEOÖKOLIE 25 (2), 10-14.
  • Schmidt, K. and A. Walz. 2014. Ecosystem Services in the Pentland Hills Regional Park. Pentland Beacon 41, 13.
  • Walz, A., R. Taverna and V. Stöckli. 2010. Effektiver Klimaschutz: CO2-Senken im Wald mit Holznutzung kombinieren. Wald und Holz, 4, 37-40. (also published under www.waldwissen.net)
  • Walz, A. and V. Stöckli. 2009. Die Rolle des Waldes als CO2-Senke. Montagna 12, 10-11.
  • Walz, A., G.-P. Calonder and V. Stöckli. 2009. Energietechnische Sanierung als Schlüssel zum Energiespar-Erfolg. Entwicklung des Energieverbrauchs für Gemeindeliegenschaften und Effizienz von Gebäudesanierungen am Beispiel der Energiestadt Davos. Wasser Energie Licht 2, 135-137.
  • Taverna, R., A. Walz and R. Volz. 2009. CO2-Effekte und ökonomische Bewertung der Wald- und Holzwirtschaft im Kanton Graubünden für das Jahr 2007. Bündner Wald 3, 9-22.
  • Calonder, G.-P., F. Hagedorn, C. Lardelli, C. Lundström, V. Stöckli, V. and A. Walz. 2009. Klimastudie - Bilanzierung und Reduktion der CO2-Emissionen in der Landschaft Davos. In: Amt für Natur und Umwelt Graubünden. 2009. Klima-Wandel. Übersicht über die aktuellen und zukünftigen Aufgaben der kantonalen Verwaltung: 102-105.
  • Stöckli, V., Walz, A. and R. Volz. 2008. Le rôle de la forêt dans le protocole de Kyoto. La Forêt 61: 22-23.
  • Stöckli, V., Walz, A. and R. Volz. 2008. Die Rolle des Waldes im Kyoto Protokoll. Wald und Holz 02/08.
  • Lange, E., W. Loibl and A. Walz. 2007. Virtual worlds - real decisions: modelling the Alps. Revue de Géographie alpine 4: 135-136.
  • Stöckli, V., G-P. Calonder, F. Hagedorn, C. Lardelli, C. Lundström and A. Walz. 2007. Die Davoser CO2-Bilanz weist den Weg zur erfolgreichen CO2-Reduktion. Bündner Wald 3: 51-53.

Selected Abstracts, Presentations & Posters

  • Veh, G., Walz, A., Korup, O. and S. Roessner. 2016. Towards an improved inventory of Glacial Lake Outburst Floods in the Himalayas. EGU General Assembly, April 18-22, 2016, Vienna, Austria.
  • Walz, A., Schmidt, K., Makan, N. and M. Metzger. 2016. Ecosystem services for opertional use in land management. 2nd German Future Earth Summit, 28-29 January 2016, Berlin.
  • Comber, A., P. Mooney, R. Purves, D. Rocchini and A. Walz. 2015. Comparing national differences in what the people perceive to be there: mapping variations in crowd-sourced land cover semantics. ISPRS Geospatial Week, Montpellier.
  • Schmidt, K., A. Walz, L. Jones and M. Metzger. 2015. Ecosystem services provided by mountain regions in the vicinity of cities compared to inner urban green spaces: The case of Edinburgh, Scotland. Mountains of Our Future Earth Conference, 05-09 Oct 2015, Perth, Scotland. 
  • Walz, A., J. Paterson, S. Schmidt, S. Lautenbach, C. Dormann, K. Nicholas, G. Patenaude, R. Seppelt and M. Wilson. 2015. Forward steps to improve robustness in case study based ecosystem services research. IALE World Congress, 06-10 July 2015, Portland, US.
  • Sachse, R., A. Walz, K. Thonicke and P. Verburg. 2015. Analysing ecosystem service trade-offs by combined global-scale land change and ecosystem modelling. IALE World Congress, 06-10 July 2015, Portland, US.
  • Philips, A., Walz, A., Bergner, A., Graeff, T., Heistermann, M., Kienzler, S., Korup, O., Lipp, T., Schwanghart, W., and G. Zeilinger.2014. Immersive 3D geovisualisation in higher education. EGU General Assembly, April 27- May 2, 2014, Vienna, Austria.
  • Schmidt, K. & A. Walz. 2014. Eliciting social values of ecosystem services to better inform land use decision making. Global Land Project Open Science Meeting, 18-21 March 2014, Berlin.
  • Walz A., R. Sachse, K. Thonicke and P. Verburg. 2014. Analyzing global threats to ecosystem service provisioning based on combined land use and dynamic ecosystem modeling. Global Land Project Open Science Meeting, 18-21 March 2014, Berlin.
  • Paterson, J., M. Metzger, M. Pérez-Soba, A. Jensen, M. den Herder, T. Terkenli, A. Walz, A. Cormont, M. Winograd, I. Bouwma, E. Pavlis and T. Kollaske. 2014. Using normative visions to explore the future of land use change in Europe. Global Land Project Open Science Meeting, 18-21 March 2014, Berlin.
  • Schmidt, K. & A. Walz: The role of social valuation in ecosystem service assessment. Workshop Indication, Integration and Application of Ecosystem Services, Ecosystem Service Partnership, Kiel, May 07-08, 2013.
  • Thonicke, K., Rolinski, S., von Bloh, W., Walz, A., and A. Rammig: Role of fire in biome-boundary shifts in Europe. EGU General Assembly, April 08-12, 2013, Vienna, Austria.
  • Rolinski, S., Rammig, A., Walz, A., Thonicke, K., von Bloh, W . and van Oijen, M. 2013. Estimating the vulnerability of European ecosystems to extreme events: The ecosystem perspective. EGU General Assembly, April 08-12, 2013, Vienna, Austria.
  • Walz, A.,  K. Thonicke, A. Rammig, F. Langerwisch and R. Sachse. 2013. Use of process-based ecosystem modelling for priorisation in ecosystem management, a showcase from the Amazon Basin. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Ökologie (GfÖ), 9-13 Sept 2013, Potsdam.
  • Rolinski, S., A. Rammig, A. Walz, K. Thonicke, W. von Bloh and M. van Oijen. 2013. European ecosystem vulnerability to extreme events: The ecosystem perspective. INTECOL "Ecology: Into the next 100 years", August 18-23, 2013, London.
  • Walz, A., Reyer, C., Rammig, A. , Rolinski, S. , Thonicke, K. , van Oijen, M., Cramer, W., Wattenbach, M., Frank, D. and M. Reichstein. 2013. Expert opinions on potential adaptations in ecosystem management to meteorological extremes. Climate Extremes and Biogeochemical Cycles 2013, April 02-04, 2013, Seefeld, Austria.
  • Rolinski, S., Rammig, A., Walz, A., Thonicke, K., von Bloh, W . and van Oijen, M. 2013.European ecosystem vulnerability to extreme events: The ecosystem perspective. Climate Extremes and Biogeochemical Cycles 2013, April 02-04, 2013, Seefeld, Austria.
  • Walz, A., Bergner, A., Gräff, T., Korup, O., Kienzler, S., Lipp, T., Philips, A., Schwanghart, W. and G. Zeilinger. 2013. GEOSimulator - Bindeglied zwischen Realen und Virtuellen Welten in der Lehre. Lern-/Lehrkonferenz "Gute Lehre – gesucht und geteilt, Im Dialog mit den Fellows für Innovationen in der Hochschullehre", Berlin, March 18-19, 2013.
  • Walz, A., Barthold, F., Bergner, A., Gräff, T., Korup, O., Lipp, T., Oberhänsli, R., Strecker, M. and G. Zeilinger. 2013. GEOSimulator - Bindeglied zwischen Realen und Virtuellen Welten in der Lehre. Fellowship Meeting "Innovationen in der Hochschullehre", Hamburg, January 18-19, 2013.
  • Frank, D., M. Reichstein, M. Bahn, C. Beer, M. Mahecha, S.I. Seneviratne, M. van Oijen and A. Walz. 2012. Climate extremes and the carbon cycle – a review using an integrated approach with regional examples for forests & native ecosystems. Poster at EGU, Vienna.
  • Walz, A., F. Brand, J. Braendle, S. Briner, C. Elkin, C. Hirschi, H. Lischke, D. Schmatz and D. Lang,  2010. Do all mountain regions react to the same drivers of change? How to customise IPCC scenarios to regional analysis? Global Change and the World´s Mountains Conference, 26-30 Sept 2010, Perth, Scotland, on CD-ROM.
  • Walz, A., Elkin, C. and D. Schmatz. 2009. Exposure of Swiss municipalities to climate change induced changes in agriculture. Abstract of the Conference on Climate Change: Global risks, challenges and decisions. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science 6. Online available. Presentation could not be held.
  • Walz, A., Loibl, W. and E. Gebetsroither. 2008. Local actors involvement to develop scenarios of a sustainable future of landscape and society in an Alpine region - the Montafon experience. International Conference on Impact Assessment of Land Use Changes, Berlin, April 6-9, 2008, Book of Abstracts: 118.
  • Walz, A., Taverna, R. and P. Hofer. 2008. Forest and wood utilisation in the Alpine region of Grisons, Switzerland: Economic impact and CO2 effects. International Conference on Impact Assessment of Land Use Changes, Berlin, April 6-9, 2008, Book of Abstracts: 154.
  • Loibl W., Gebetsroither, E. and A. Walz. 2007. Szenarien der Landschaftsentwicklung im Montafon unter Berücksichtung klimatischer und gesellschaftlicher Veränderungen - bisherige Ergebnisse aus dem Projekt future.scapes. Symposium "Naturwissenschaften in Vorarlberg", Dornbirn.
  • Purves, R.S. and A. Walz. 2005. A neighbourhood-based algorithm for categorical map comparison. In: Proceedings of the international Workshop on "Integrated Assessment of the land system: the future of land use", Amsterdam. Online available.
  • Walz, A. 2005. Landnutzungsveränderungen im Schweizer Berggebiet im Rahmen eienr nachhaltigen Regionalentwicklung. Phil.Alp 2005, Bern. Online available.
  • Walz, A., Grêt-Regamey, A., Lardelli, C., Lundström, C., Kytzia, S. and P. Bebi. 2005. Future scenarios for landscape change - a combined approach based on participatory scenario development and integrated numeric modelling. Bio-Scene Conference on "Biodiversity conservation and sustainable development in mountain areas of Europe: The challenge of interdisciplinary research". Ioannina, Greece.
  • Walz, A., P. Bebi and R. Purves. 2004. Land-use simulation for small regions in the Swiss Mountain Area comparison of two modelling techniques. Proceedings of GISRUK 2004, Norwich, UK: 356-359.
  • Walz, A. 2002. How to bring the dynamics of a mountain environment closer to its people? - An interactive Geomorphological Map for the Southern Aoraki/Mt. Cook Region, NZ. In: Relationships between man and the mountain environment in terms of geomorphic hazards and human impact in Europe, Proceedings of the IAG Symposium 2002, Dornbirn, Austria: 87.
Special Issues / Main guest editor
  • Ecosystem Services in Mountain Regions, in: Regional Environmental Change, ongoing.
  • Ökosystemleistungen, in: FORUM GEOÖKOLOGIE/ VGöD, published in October 2014.
  • Nachhaltige Land- und Forstwirtschaftliche Nutzung im Berggebiet, in: Schweizerische Zeitschrift für das Forstwesen, published in 2013.
Exhibitions
  • Walz, A. and A. Rigling. 2009. MOUNTLAND - nachhaltige Landnutzung in Gebirgsregionen unter Klimawandel. basecamp09, 11-15. Juni 2009, Chur.
  • Walz, A., G.-P. Calonder, F. Hagedorn, C. Lardelli, C. Lundström and V. Stöckli. 2009.  CO2-Davos. Eine Machbarkeitsstudie zum Klimaschutz. basecamp09, 11-15. Juni 2009, Chur.

Theses

  • Walz, A. 2006. Land Use Modelling for an Integrated Approach to Regional Development in the Swiss Alps. PhD-Thesis, University of Zurich. Online available.
  • Walz, A. 2001. Aoraki/Mt. Cook - an Interactive Geomorphological Map. Diploma Thesis, University of Wurzburg. Online available.

About our work

  • Plastiktüten verboten. Erd- und Umweltwissenschaften der Univ. Potsdam kooperieren mit Sansibar. Portal 2015/01, 27.
  • Grüner leben. Geoökologen suchen nach alternativen Konzepten für die Stadtentwicklung. Portal 2015/01, 12.

Biografie

Since 2012
Junior Professor for Landscape Management at the Inst. for Earth and Environmental Sciences, Univ. of Potsdam (positively evaluated in Oct 2014))
Since 2010
Researcher at the Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research (PIK), since March 2012 as visiting scientist
2005-2010
Researcher and scientific coordinator of various projects at the Swiss Federal Research Institute of Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL-SLF, Davos)
2002-2005
PhD at Swiss Federal Research Institute of Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL-SLF, Davos)
Titel: Land Use Modelling for an Integrated Approach to Regional Development in the Swiss Alps (Univ. Zurich)
2001
Technical assistant at Land Information New Zealand, Wellington, NZ
1995-2001
Undergraduate studies in Geography, Geology, Physics, Social Sciences and Development Studies at Univ. Würzburg, Germany and Univ. of Wales, Swansea, UK.

Forschung

My research focuses on the interrelation between human and environmental systems and the effect of globale change on this interrelation. How will landscape develop in future? What are the uncertainties in ecosystem service provision that society is facing? What are the effects of a changing climate and social pressure on land? How vulnerable is this system to crucial shifts and feedbacks? How do we envisage future land use?

A mix of modelling-based and semiquantitative, often participatory methods helps us to address such research questions. Please refer to the projects for more details.

Review Activities

Regional Environmental Change (member of editorial board), Land Use Policy, Environmental Modelling, Landscape and Urban Planning, Environmental Impact Assessment Review, Landscape Ecology, Environmental Management, Rangeland Ecology and Management

 

Projects

OPERAs - Operational Potential of Ecosystem Research Applications  (2012-2017) (EU-FP7)

OPERAs will investigate whether, how and under what conditions the ES/NC concepts can move beyond the academic domain towards practical implementation in support of sustainable ecosystem management. OPERAs will investigate existing ES/NC practice to identify requirements for new policy options and instruments. It will test new insights and improved or novel tools and instruments, in hand-on exemplary case studies in a range of socio-ecological systems across locales, sectors, scales and time. Throughout this iterative process, it brings together available resources and tools the web-based OPPLA portal that is co-developed by scientists and practitioners. Have a look: http://oppla.eu/

Partners:

  • Marc Rounsevell, Marc Metzger and others, Univ. of Edinburgh
  • Peter Verburg, Free University, Amsterdam
  • Ralf Seppelt, UFZ, Leipzig
  • Adrienne Grêt-Regamey, ETHZ, Switzerland
  • and 25 more partners

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 "Fellowships für Innovationen in der Hochschullehre" der Joachim Herz Stiftung (2013-2014): GEOSimulator

Das problem-orientiert und fächerübergreifend für die Masterstudiengänge Geoökologie und Geowissenschaften angelegte Lehrprojekt zielt auf eine verbesserte Verständnis-Brücke zwischen den Realitäten im Gelände, den virtuellen Welten der Datenanalyse sowie schließlich den Realitäten tatsächlicher Entscheidungen ab. Eine zentrale Rolle spielt dabei die Simulation in einer 3D-Visualisierungsumgebung. Sie wird die Vorbereitung der Geländearbeit, die Interpretation der Daten und schließlich den aktiven Dialog mit Entscheidungsträgern unterstützen.

Partners:

  • Thomas Gräff, Wolfgang Schwanghardt, Torsten Lipp, Sarah Künzler, Oliver Korup, Gerold Zeilinger, Frauke Barthold, Andreas Bergner (all Institute for Earth and Environmental Science)

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VOLANTE - Visions of Land Use Transitions in Europe (2010-2015) (EU-FP7)

The project aims to inform European policy and land management about the bandwidth of critical pathways for multifunctional and sustainable land use. Land management and policy options will be identified in time and space and their consequences will be evaluated in terms of provisioning of ecosystem services and biodiversity. The project will contribute to development of decision-support tools with trade-off evaluation methods.

Partners

  • Bas Pedroli, DLO Wageningen, NL (Lead)
  • Mark Rounsevell and Marc Metzger, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Peter Verburg, VU University Amsterdam, NL
  • Sandra Lavorel, CNRS Grenobl, FR
  • And 10 more partners

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CARBOExtreme: The Terrestrial Carbon Cycle under Climate Variability and Extremes (2009-2013) (EU-FP7)

Increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases do not only lead to gradual ‘global warming’ but also to changed precipitation patterns, increased variability and weather extremes, such as heat waves, longer dry spells, variability of growing season length and heavy rainfall. CARBOExtreme investigates the effect of such climate extremes on European ecosystems by (1) bringing together and reanalyzing existing long-term carbon cycle related observations, (2) synthesizing and harmonizing new experimental approaches, (3) compiling and adapting latest regional climate scenarios, (4) using a strong model-data integration framework.
The project aims for an improved assessments of the European carbon cycle under future climate and advice to the European Commission and other stakeholders regarding climate, soil and ecosystem protection policies. The Consortium consists of 25 partners from 12 European countries. It is coordinated by the Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry Jena, Germany.

Project lead:

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MOUNTLAND: Sustainable land-use in mountain regions: Integrative analysis of ecosystem dynamics under global change, socio-economic impacts and policy implications (2008-2012) (ETH-CCES)

Mountain ecosystems provide a large array of goods and services, which are highly sensitive to changes of climate and land use. The primary goal of the project MOUNTLAND is to contribute to the development of adapted land use practices for mountain regions that (i) warrant the life-supporting services required for sustainable development, and (ii) are eco­nomically and ecologically efficient, and socially and politically feasible. Existing “impact assessments” of global change on ecosystems and society have largely focused on the one-directional impacts from climate change to ecosys­tems and on to socio-economic and policy implications. The proposed study moves beyond this by (i) considering changes in both climate and land use simultaneously, and (ii) explicitly considering feedback effects from changing socio-economic and political conditions to land use and adaptation to climate change.

The project integrates research activities and research groups of  various fields of ecosystem dynamics, economics and political science with complementary methodological. It is based on a sound landscape modeling framework, adapted in three Swiss case study regions and specifically complemented by experimental and observational studies on sensitive processes, thereby taking advantage of existing long-term data. MOUNTLAND will assess the ecological and socio-economic impacts of global change in the three study regions, develop strategies for adapted land use practices in mountain regions, and deliver recom­men­da­tions for innovative policy solutions for promoting these.

Partners

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Forest and wood utilisation in the Alpine region of Grisons, Switzerland: Economic impact and CO2 effects (2007-2008) (BAFU)

The Kyoto Protocol aims for a stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere. Carbon storage through forest management can already be included in the calculations of involved countries, and it is discussed whether and how wood utilisation can also be accounted for in the following, post-Kyoto phase. This leads to new options in forest management and the utilisation of wood, particularly, if we assume financial compensation for storage and substitution effects through CO2 certificates.

In this case study from the region of Grisons, Switzerland, we focus on the CO2 effects of forest and wood utilisation, and estimate the economic effect including both the value chains and a hypothetical value for CO2 certificates. For that, we adapt models of material/wood fluxes, of substitution effects and an input-output table for the wood industry that have been used in two earlier, nationwide studies. In a first step, the recent situation is assessed to highlight how forest management and wood utilisation already now contribute to climate protection and what monetary difference it would make, if these effects would be remunerated through CO2 certificates.

Partners

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Virtual Worlds - Real Decisions? NRP48 Synthesis V on Modelling and Visualisation (2006-2007) (SNF-NRP48)

Experimental approaches can help to increase our knowledge base in the field of spatial and landscape planning and to assist in decision-making. Simulation models represent virtual worlds where experiments can be conducted and the effect of alternative scenarios can be demonstrated. What are the tools needed in planning practice and for decision-making?

In order to show the potentials and limitations of model application in planning and decision-making we pursue the following approach:

(1) We review the contributions of the NRP48 in the field of landscape modelling and assess their potential for application in planning and decision-making,

(2) We document a modelling procedure by formulating use cases and applying an existing model to one of these use cases, and

(3) Through stakeholder involvement we identify the expectations and thoughts on model applications in planning and decision-making.

Partners

  • Britta Allgöwer and Christian Gloor, Geography, Univ. Zurich
  • Peter Bebi and Ariane Walz, WSL-SLF, Davos
  • Andreas Fischlin, Environmental Sciences, ETH Zurich
  • Eckart Lange, Dep. of Landscape, Univ. of Sheffield
  • Kai Nagel, TU Berlin

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future.scapes (2005-2008) (BMWF, proVISION)

Global change impacts society and landscape. Within the proVISION programme of the Austrian Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, the project focuses on scenarios of future transitions and strategies to increase resilience on the regional level. We contribute to one of the three case study which focuses on the Montafon region, an alpine tourist area.

In this case study, agent-based modelling is used to combine the processes of settlement extension, decrease in agricultural use, and climate change including possible consequences on  (winter) tourism. The future scenarios are developed the result of  a participatory process with local stakeholders. They are then simulated and the simulation results are given back to the stakeholder in a further workshop where strategies to reduce negative impact on the region are developed.

Partners

  • Wolfgang Loibl, Tanja Tötzer und Ernst Gebetsroither, ARC Systems Research, Austrian Research Centre Seibersdorf
  • Ika Darnhofer, Univ. of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences BoKu, Vienna
  • Céline Loibl, Austrian, Institute of Ecology ÖÖI, Vienna

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Footprints(2005-2008) (ÖAW, MaB)

The Footprints project embedded in the Men and Biosphere Research (MaB) activities. It investigates the resource use and landscape impact in Obergurgl, Ötztal, where a MaB research project had already been conduted in the 1980s when the area also become a Biosphere Reserve. The project now focuses on potentials and possibly drawbacks of the certification of the Biosphere Reserve according to Sevilla conventions.

Partners

  • Willi Haas, Institute of Social Ecology IFF, Vienna
  • Charlie Reiter und Dr. Thomas Wrbka, Faculty of Life Sciences, Univ. Vienna
  • Rüdiger Kaufmann, Dep. of Biology, Univ. Innsbruck
  • Brigitta Erschbamer, Dep. of Biology, Univ. Innsbruck

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Regional CO2 budget for Davos (2005-2006) (KTI)

The principle processes to emit CO2 and options to improve the local CO2 balance were identified in this project. For that, CO2 emissions and sinks were first quantified and charged up against each other. Then measures to reduce emissions and to increase sinks were idenfified and their effect on the local  balance was estimated. Finally, three scenarios were evaluated with respect to their feasibility.

Partners

  • Veronika Stöckli, Corinne Lundström, Corina Lardelli and Ariane Walz, WSL-SLF
  • Gian Paul Calonder, Gemeinde Davos

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ALPSCAPE(2002-2005) (SNF-NRP48)

The ALPSCAPE project investigated future scenarios by combing multi-disciplinary numerical modelling with a participatory processes. For that a Input-Output Table, a Material Flux Analysis, a spatially explicit Land Use Model and a Ecosystem Services  Evaluation Approach were combined. The scenarios include  1) a decrease of mountain agriculture, 2) climate change with effects also on tourism industry and 3) the realisation of a mega-sports event. The ALPSCAPE project was supported by the NRP48.

Partners

  • Peter Bebi, Corinne Lundström, Corina Lardelli, Adrienne Grêt-Regamey and Ariane Walz, WSL-SLF, Davos
  • Susanne Kytzia, IRL, ETH Zurich

Lehre

WiSe (since 2012): Landschaftsmanagement in Europa (Seminar, MSc.: PM 3 GÖ "Landschaftsmanagement & Ressourcenschutz")

WiSe (since 2012): Landschaftstrukturmaße in der Umweltplanung (Vorlesung und Übung, MSc.: WOMMEUW "Landschaftsstrukturmaße in der Umweltplanung")

WiSe (since 2012): Integrierte Umweltplanung (Vorlesung mit Übung, BSc.: Methodische Vertiefung "Umweltplanung und Naturschutz")

WiSe (since 2012): Beitrag Geoökolog 1 (Vorlesung mit Seminarteil, BSc.: PM "Geoökologie 1")

SoSe (since 2012): GEOSimulator (Fallstudien-basiertes Modul mit Vorlesung, Seminar und Geländekurs, MSc.: WOMMEUW "GEOSimulation")

SoSe (since 2012): Landschaftsökologie (Vorlesung, BSc.: GÖ2 "Geoökologie II")

SoSe (since 2012): Geländetage (MSc.: PM 3 GÖ "Landschaftsmanagement & Ressourcenschutz")

SoSe (only 2011): Global Change (Seminar, BSc.: Thematische Vertiefung GW1 "Globaler Wandel: Die Erde als System")

Invited lectures at ALTER-Net Summer School, Peyresque, and Geography Department, Univ. of Zurich.

Publikationen

Peer-reviewed articles

  • Walz, A., A. Grêt-Regamey and S. Lavorel. In Press. Social valuation of ecosystem services in mountain regions. Regional Environmental Change.
  • Comber, A., P. Mooney, R.S. Purves, D. Rocchini, D. and A. Walz. 2016. Crowdsourcing: It Matters Who the Crowd Are. The Impacts of between Group Variations in Recording Land Cover. PLOS ONE 11(7): e0158329. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0158329
  • Schmidt, K., Walz, A., & R. Sachse. 2016. Current role of social benefits in ecosystem service assessments. Landscape and Urban Planning 149, 49-64
  • Schulz, K., K. Vogt, C. Beusch, J.S. Almeida-Cortez, I. Kowarik, A. Walz and A. Cierjacks. 2016. Grazing deteriorates the soil carbon stocks of Caartinga forest ecosystems in Brazil. Forest Ecology and Management 367, 62–70.
  • Langerwisch, F., Walz, A., Rammig, A., Tietjen, B., Thonicke, K., Cramer, W., 2015. Deforestation in Amazonia impacts riverine carbon dynamics. Earth System Dynamics Discussion, 6, 2101–2136. http://www.earth-syst-dynam-discuss.net/6/2101/2015/esdd-6-2101-2015.html
  • Philips, A., Walz, A., Bergner, A., Graeff, T., Heistermann, M., Kienzler, S., Korup, O., Lipp, T., Schwanghart, W. and G. Zeilinger. 2015. Immersive 3D geovisualization in higher education. Journal of Geography in Higher Education 39(3), 1–13.
  • Karp, D. S., Tallis, H., Sachse, R., Halpern, B., Thonicke, K., Cramer, W., ... Walz, A.  and Wolny, S. (2015). National indicators for observing ecosystem service change. Global Environmental Change, 35, 12-21.
  • Rudbeck Jepsen, M., Kuemmerle, T., Müller, D., Erb, K., Verburg, P. H., Haberl, H., Vesterager, J. P., Andrič,M., Antrop, M., ..., Walz, A., ZhllimaI, E. and A. Reenberg. 2015. Transitions in European land-management regimes between 1800 and 2010. Land Use Policy, 49, 53-64.
  • Langerwisch, F., Walz, A., Rammig, A., Tietjen, B., Thonicke, K., and W. Cramer. Published for Discussion.Climate change increases riverine carbon outgassing while export to the ocean remains uncertain. Earth System Dynamics. http://www.earth-syst-dynam-discuss.net/6/1445/2015/esdd-6-1445-2015.html
  • Opdam, P., Albert, C., Fürst, C., Grêt-Regamey, A., Kleemann, J., Parker, D., La Rosa, D., Schmidt , K., Villamor, G.B., and A. Walz. 2015. Ecosystem services for connecting actors–lessons from a symposium. Change and Adaptation in Socio-Ecological Systems, 2(1).
  • Rolinski, S., A. Rammig, A. Walz, K. Thonicke, W. von Bloh and M. van Oijen. 2015. A probabilistic risk assessment for the vulnerability of the European carbon cycle to extreme events: the ecosystem perspective. Biogeosciences, 12, 1813–1831. (Open Access)
  • Frank, D., Reichstein, M., Bahn, M., Thonicke, K., Frank, D., Mahecha, M.D., Smith, P., van der Velde, M., Vicca, S., Babst, F., Beer, C., Buchmann, N., Canadell, J.G., Ciais, P., Cramer, W., Ibrom, A., Miglietta, F., Poulter, B., Rammig, A., Seneviratne, S.I., Walz, A., Wattenbach, M., Zavala, M.A. and J. Zscheischler. 2015. Effects of climate extremes on the terrestrial carbon cycle: concepts, processes and potential future impacts. Global Change Biology 21(8), 2861–2880.
  • Nussbaumer, S., C. Huggel, Y. Schaub and A. Walz. 2014. Local land-use change based risk estimation for future glacier lake outburst flood. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 1611-1624. (Open Access)
  • Walz, A., F. Brand, J. Braendle, S. Briner, C. Elkin, C. Hirschi, H. Lischke, D. Schmatz and D. Lang. 2014. Experience from customising IPCC scenarios  to specific national-level focus scenarios for ecosystem service management. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 86: 21–32.
  • Huber, R., A. Rigling, P. Bebi, F. Brand, S. Briner, A. Buttler, C. Elkin, F. Gillet, A. Grêt-Regamey, C. Hirschi, H. Lischke, R. Scholz, R. Seidl, T. Spiegelberger, A. Walz and H. Bugmann. 2013. Sustainable land use in mountain regions under global change: synthesis across scales and disciplines. Ecology and Society 18(3): 36. (Open Access)
  • Reichstein, M., M. Bahn, P. Ciais, D. Frank, M.D. Mahecha, S.I. Seneviratne, J. Zeischler, C. Beer, N. Buchmann, D. C. Fank, D. Papale, A. Rammig, P. Smith, K. Thonicke, M. van Velde, S. Vicca, A. Walz and M. Wattenbach. 2013. Climate extremes and the carbon cycle. Nature 500 (7462): 287-295.
  • Huber, R., A. Walz, H. Bugmann and A. Rigling. 2012. Nachhaltige Land- und Forstwirtschaft im Berggebiet: Das Forschungsprojekt MOUNTLAND. Schweiz Z Forstwes 163 (12), 464-468.
  • Rigling, A., A. Walz und R. Huber. 2012. Mountland - eine waldbezogene Synthese. Schweiz Z Forstwes 163 (12), 463.
  • Tallis, H., H. Mooney, S. Andelman, P. Balvanera, W. Cramer, D. Karp, S. Polasky, B. Reyers, T. Ricketts, S. Running, K. Thonicke, B. Tietjen and A. Walz. 2012. A Global System for Monitoring Ecosystem Service Change. BioScience 63 (11), 977-986.
  • Kytzia, S., A. Walz and M. Wegmann. 2011. How can tourism use land more efficiently? A model based approach to eco-efficiency for tourist destinations. Tourism Management 32, 629-640.
  • Loibl, W., and A. Walz. 2010. Generic regional development strategies from local stakeholders' scenarios - an Alpine experience. Ecology and Society 15(3): 3. [online] URL: (Open Access)
  • Walz, A., C. Gloor, P. Bebi, A. Fischlin, E. Lange, K. Nagel and B. Allgöwer. 2008. Virtual worlds - real decisions: Recent research and the potential of computer-based tool in landscape planning. Mountain Research and Development 28, 122-127.
  • Grêt-Regamey, A., A. Walz and P. Bebi. 2008. Framework for integrating ecosystem service values and their uncertainties in landscape planning. Mountain Research and Development 28, 156-165.
  • Walz, A., G.-P. Calonder, F. Hagedorn, C. Lardelli, C. Lundström and V. Stöckli. 2008. Regional CO2 budget, countermeasures and reduction aims for the Davos region, Switzerland. Energy Policy 36, 811-820. (reprinted also in Becken, S. (edt.). 2010. Tourism and the Environment. Economics and Management of Tourism. Elgar Research Collection, Cheltenham/UK, 155-164.
  • Walz, A., C. Lardelli, H. Behrendt, C. Lundstöm, A. Grêt-Regamey, S. Kytzia and P. Bebi. 2007. Participatory scenario analysis for integrated regional modelling. Landscape and Urban Planning 81, 114-131.
  • Lundström, C., S. Kytzia, A. Walz, A. Gret-Regamey and P. Bebi. 2007. ALPSCAPE - Linking models of land-use, resources and economy to simulate the development of Alpine regions. Environmental Management 40, 379-393.
Peer-reviewed book chapters
  • Haas, W., Singh, S.J., Reiter, K., Erschbamer, B. and A. Walz. 2013. Integrated Monitoring and Sustainability Assessment in the Tyrolean Alps: Experiences in Transdisciplinarity. In: Singh, S.J., Haberl, H., Chertow, M., Mirtl, M., and M. Schmid. Eds. Long-term Socio-ecological Research: Studies in Society: Nature Interactions Across Spatial and Temporal Scales,527-554. Open Access
  • Vohland, K., A. Walz, A. Popp, H. Lotze-Campen and W. Cramer. 2012. The role of ecosystem services in increasing the adaptive capacity of the poor. In: Lotze-Campen, H., J. Wallacher O. Edenhofer, M. Reder, B. Knopf, J. Müller (eds.) Climate Change, Justice and Sustainability: Linking Climate and Development Policy. Springer, 179-191.

  • Walz, A., G.-P. Calonder, F. Hagedorn, C. Lardelli, C. Lundström and V. Stöckli. 2010. Regional CO2 budget, countermeasures and reduction aims for the Davos region, Switzerland. In: S. Becken (edt.): Tourism and the Environment, an Elgar Research Collection, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 155-164.
  • Walz, A., Bebi, P., Purves, R.S., 2007. Land-use simulation for small regions in the Swiss mountain area - comparison of two modelling techniques. In: Lovett, A.,  Appleton, K. (Eds.). GIS for Environmental Decision Making. Innovations in GIS. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, pp. 131-147.

Books & selected reports

  • Walpole, M., Balvanera, P., with contributions from S. Butchard, B. Halpern, L. Ingwall-King, D. Karp, J. van Kolck, S. Quijas, B. Reyers, C. Romanelli , R. Sachse, K.Thonicke , M. Tierney, B. Tietjen,, A. Walz. 2014. Target14: Ecosystems that provide essentiaon services. In: Leadley, P.W., Krug, C.B., et al.: Progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets: An Assessment of Biodiversity Trends, Policy Scenarios and Key Actions. Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Montreal, Canada. Technical Series 78: 327-360. Link.
  • Walz, A., R. Taverna und P. Hofer. 2009. CO2-Effekt und ökonomische Bewertung von Holznutzung und Senkenleistung im Kanton Graubünden für das Jahr 2007. Im Auftrag des Bundesamtes für Umwelt (BAFU). Download BAFU.
  • Haas, W., Reiter, K., Erschbamer, B. and A. Walz. 2008. Footprints - Integrative Forschung im Ötztal. MaB Programm, Schlussbericht Phase 3. Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien.
  • Walz, A., C. Gloor, P. Bebi, A. Fischlin, E. Lange, K. Nagel and B. Allgöwer. 2008. Virtuelle Welten – Reale Entscheide? Die Alpen im Modellbaukausten. Thematische Synthese zum Forschungsschwerpunkt V «Virtuelle Repräsentation» des Nationalen Forschungsprogramms NFP 48 «Landschaften und Lebensräume der Alpen» des Schweizerischen Nationalfonds SNF, ISBN 978–3–7281–3202–4, vdf-Verlag, Zürich, 123 pp.
  • Walz, A., C. Gloor, P. Bebi, A. Fischlin, E. Lange, K. Nagel and B. Allgöwer. 2008. Virtual Worlds – Real Decisions? The Alps in a modeller's nutshell. Thematic Synthesis of the Research Focus V «Virtual Representation» of the National Research Programme NRP 48 on «Landscapes and Habitats of the Alps» of the Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF, ISBN 978-3-7281-3203-1, vdf-Verlag, Zürich, 123 pp.
  • Loibl, W., Darnhofer, I., Tötzer, T., Knoflacher, M., Walz, A., Sedlacek, S., Loibl, C., Edegger, S., Gebetsroither, E. and A. Sonntag. 2008. Futures.scapes: Globaler Wandel und seine Auswirkungen auf Landschaft und Gesellschaft. Szenarien künftiger Entwicklung und Lösungsstrategien zur Minderung negativer Effekte - Synthese, ARC System Research, Report 0166, Wien, 87 pp.
  • Haas, W., Reiter, K., Erschbamer, B. and A. Walz. 2007. Footprints - Integrative Forschung im Ötztal. Schlussbericht Phase 1. MaB Programm, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien.
  • SLF. 2006. Bilanzierung und Reduktion der CO2-Emissionen in der Landschaft Davos. Eine Machbarkeitsstudie zum Klimaschutz. Schlussbericht zum KTI-Projekt 7984.1. Eidg. Institut für Schnee- und Lawinenforschung SLF, Davos, 97 pp. Online available.
  • Bebi, P., S. Kytzia, C. Lardelli, C. Lundström, A. Grêt-Regamey, A. Walz. 2005. ALPSCAPE: Simulationsmodell für die Raumentwicklung Alpiner Regionen. Schlussbericht des NFP48-Projekts ALPSCAPE. Davos. 40 pp. Online available.
  • Winkler, S. and Walz, A. (1997): Wie Fjorde entstehen. Publikasjonar frå Norsk Bremuseum 4, Fjærland, Norway: 25 pp.

Other articles

  • Walz, A., Lipp, T., Sachse, R., Schmidt, K., Böhnke-Henrichs, A., Philips, A. and
    T. Gäbler. 2014. Ökosystemleistungen – ein Ansatz mit großem Potenzial für das nachhaltige Landschaftsmanagement. FORUM GEOÖKOLIE 25 (2), 10-14.
  • Schmidt, K. and A. Walz. 2014. Ecosystem Services in the Pentland Hills Regional Park. Pentland Beacon 41, 13.
  • Walz, A., R. Taverna and V. Stöckli. 2010. Effektiver Klimaschutz: CO2-Senken im Wald mit Holznutzung kombinieren. Wald und Holz, 4, 37-40. (also published under www.waldwissen.net)
  • Walz, A. and V. Stöckli. 2009. Die Rolle des Waldes als CO2-Senke. Montagna 12, 10-11.
  • Walz, A., G.-P. Calonder and V. Stöckli. 2009. Energietechnische Sanierung als Schlüssel zum Energiespar-Erfolg. Entwicklung des Energieverbrauchs für Gemeindeliegenschaften und Effizienz von Gebäudesanierungen am Beispiel der Energiestadt Davos. Wasser Energie Licht 2, 135-137.
  • Taverna, R., A. Walz and R. Volz. 2009. CO2-Effekte und ökonomische Bewertung der Wald- und Holzwirtschaft im Kanton Graubünden für das Jahr 2007. Bündner Wald 3, 9-22.
  • Calonder, G.-P., F. Hagedorn, C. Lardelli, C. Lundström, V. Stöckli, V. and A. Walz. 2009. Klimastudie - Bilanzierung und Reduktion der CO2-Emissionen in der Landschaft Davos. In: Amt für Natur und Umwelt Graubünden. 2009. Klima-Wandel. Übersicht über die aktuellen und zukünftigen Aufgaben der kantonalen Verwaltung: 102-105.
  • Stöckli, V., Walz, A. and R. Volz. 2008. Le rôle de la forêt dans le protocole de Kyoto. La Forêt 61: 22-23.
  • Stöckli, V., Walz, A. and R. Volz. 2008. Die Rolle des Waldes im Kyoto Protokoll. Wald und Holz 02/08.
  • Lange, E., W. Loibl and A. Walz. 2007. Virtual worlds - real decisions: modelling the Alps. Revue de Géographie alpine 4: 135-136.
  • Stöckli, V., G-P. Calonder, F. Hagedorn, C. Lardelli, C. Lundström and A. Walz. 2007. Die Davoser CO2-Bilanz weist den Weg zur erfolgreichen CO2-Reduktion. Bündner Wald 3: 51-53.

Selected Abstracts, Presentations & Posters

  • Veh, G., Walz, A., Korup, O. and S. Roessner. 2016. Towards an improved inventory of Glacial Lake Outburst Floods in the Himalayas. EGU General Assembly, April 18-22, 2016, Vienna, Austria.
  • Walz, A., Schmidt, K., Makan, N. and M. Metzger. 2016. Ecosystem services for opertional use in land management. 2nd German Future Earth Summit, 28-29 January 2016, Berlin.
  • Comber, A., P. Mooney, R. Purves, D. Rocchini and A. Walz. 2015. Comparing national differences in what the people perceive to be there: mapping variations in crowd-sourced land cover semantics. ISPRS Geospatial Week, Montpellier.
  • Schmidt, K., A. Walz, L. Jones and M. Metzger. 2015. Ecosystem services provided by mountain regions in the vicinity of cities compared to inner urban green spaces: The case of Edinburgh, Scotland. Mountains of Our Future Earth Conference, 05-09 Oct 2015, Perth, Scotland. 
  • Walz, A., J. Paterson, S. Schmidt, S. Lautenbach, C. Dormann, K. Nicholas, G. Patenaude, R. Seppelt and M. Wilson. 2015. Forward steps to improve robustness in case study based ecosystem services research. IALE World Congress, 06-10 July 2015, Portland, US.
  • Sachse, R., A. Walz, K. Thonicke and P. Verburg. 2015. Analysing ecosystem service trade-offs by combined global-scale land change and ecosystem modelling. IALE World Congress, 06-10 July 2015, Portland, US.
  • Philips, A., Walz, A., Bergner, A., Graeff, T., Heistermann, M., Kienzler, S., Korup, O., Lipp, T., Schwanghart, W., and G. Zeilinger.2014. Immersive 3D geovisualisation in higher education. EGU General Assembly, April 27- May 2, 2014, Vienna, Austria.
  • Schmidt, K. & A. Walz. 2014. Eliciting social values of ecosystem services to better inform land use decision making. Global Land Project Open Science Meeting, 18-21 March 2014, Berlin.
  • Walz A., R. Sachse, K. Thonicke and P. Verburg. 2014. Analyzing global threats to ecosystem service provisioning based on combined land use and dynamic ecosystem modeling. Global Land Project Open Science Meeting, 18-21 March 2014, Berlin.
  • Paterson, J., M. Metzger, M. Pérez-Soba, A. Jensen, M. den Herder, T. Terkenli, A. Walz, A. Cormont, M. Winograd, I. Bouwma, E. Pavlis and T. Kollaske. 2014. Using normative visions to explore the future of land use change in Europe. Global Land Project Open Science Meeting, 18-21 March 2014, Berlin.
  • Schmidt, K. & A. Walz: The role of social valuation in ecosystem service assessment. Workshop Indication, Integration and Application of Ecosystem Services, Ecosystem Service Partnership, Kiel, May 07-08, 2013.
  • Thonicke, K., Rolinski, S., von Bloh, W., Walz, A., and A. Rammig: Role of fire in biome-boundary shifts in Europe. EGU General Assembly, April 08-12, 2013, Vienna, Austria.
  • Rolinski, S., Rammig, A., Walz, A., Thonicke, K., von Bloh, W . and van Oijen, M. 2013. Estimating the vulnerability of European ecosystems to extreme events: The ecosystem perspective. EGU General Assembly, April 08-12, 2013, Vienna, Austria.
  • Walz, A.,  K. Thonicke, A. Rammig, F. Langerwisch and R. Sachse. 2013. Use of process-based ecosystem modelling for priorisation in ecosystem management, a showcase from the Amazon Basin. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Ökologie (GfÖ), 9-13 Sept 2013, Potsdam.
  • Rolinski, S., A. Rammig, A. Walz, K. Thonicke, W. von Bloh and M. van Oijen. 2013. European ecosystem vulnerability to extreme events: The ecosystem perspective. INTECOL "Ecology: Into the next 100 years", August 18-23, 2013, London.
  • Walz, A., Reyer, C., Rammig, A. , Rolinski, S. , Thonicke, K. , van Oijen, M., Cramer, W., Wattenbach, M., Frank, D. and M. Reichstein. 2013. Expert opinions on potential adaptations in ecosystem management to meteorological extremes. Climate Extremes and Biogeochemical Cycles 2013, April 02-04, 2013, Seefeld, Austria.
  • Rolinski, S., Rammig, A., Walz, A., Thonicke, K., von Bloh, W . and van Oijen, M. 2013.European ecosystem vulnerability to extreme events: The ecosystem perspective. Climate Extremes and Biogeochemical Cycles 2013, April 02-04, 2013, Seefeld, Austria.
  • Walz, A., Bergner, A., Gräff, T., Korup, O., Kienzler, S., Lipp, T., Philips, A., Schwanghart, W. and G. Zeilinger. 2013. GEOSimulator - Bindeglied zwischen Realen und Virtuellen Welten in der Lehre. Lern-/Lehrkonferenz "Gute Lehre – gesucht und geteilt, Im Dialog mit den Fellows für Innovationen in der Hochschullehre", Berlin, March 18-19, 2013.
  • Walz, A., Barthold, F., Bergner, A., Gräff, T., Korup, O., Lipp, T., Oberhänsli, R., Strecker, M. and G. Zeilinger. 2013. GEOSimulator - Bindeglied zwischen Realen und Virtuellen Welten in der Lehre. Fellowship Meeting "Innovationen in der Hochschullehre", Hamburg, January 18-19, 2013.
  • Frank, D., M. Reichstein, M. Bahn, C. Beer, M. Mahecha, S.I. Seneviratne, M. van Oijen and A. Walz. 2012. Climate extremes and the carbon cycle – a review using an integrated approach with regional examples for forests & native ecosystems. Poster at EGU, Vienna.
  • Walz, A., F. Brand, J. Braendle, S. Briner, C. Elkin, C. Hirschi, H. Lischke, D. Schmatz and D. Lang,  2010. Do all mountain regions react to the same drivers of change? How to customise IPCC scenarios to regional analysis? Global Change and the World´s Mountains Conference, 26-30 Sept 2010, Perth, Scotland, on CD-ROM.
  • Walz, A., Elkin, C. and D. Schmatz. 2009. Exposure of Swiss municipalities to climate change induced changes in agriculture. Abstract of the Conference on Climate Change: Global risks, challenges and decisions. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science 6. Online available. Presentation could not be held.
  • Walz, A., Loibl, W. and E. Gebetsroither. 2008. Local actors involvement to develop scenarios of a sustainable future of landscape and society in an Alpine region - the Montafon experience. International Conference on Impact Assessment of Land Use Changes, Berlin, April 6-9, 2008, Book of Abstracts: 118.
  • Walz, A., Taverna, R. and P. Hofer. 2008. Forest and wood utilisation in the Alpine region of Grisons, Switzerland: Economic impact and CO2 effects. International Conference on Impact Assessment of Land Use Changes, Berlin, April 6-9, 2008, Book of Abstracts: 154.
  • Loibl W., Gebetsroither, E. and A. Walz. 2007. Szenarien der Landschaftsentwicklung im Montafon unter Berücksichtung klimatischer und gesellschaftlicher Veränderungen - bisherige Ergebnisse aus dem Projekt future.scapes. Symposium "Naturwissenschaften in Vorarlberg", Dornbirn.
  • Purves, R.S. and A. Walz. 2005. A neighbourhood-based algorithm for categorical map comparison. In: Proceedings of the international Workshop on "Integrated Assessment of the land system: the future of land use", Amsterdam. Online available.
  • Walz, A. 2005. Landnutzungsveränderungen im Schweizer Berggebiet im Rahmen eienr nachhaltigen Regionalentwicklung. Phil.Alp 2005, Bern. Online available.
  • Walz, A., Grêt-Regamey, A., Lardelli, C., Lundström, C., Kytzia, S. and P. Bebi. 2005. Future scenarios for landscape change - a combined approach based on participatory scenario development and integrated numeric modelling. Bio-Scene Conference on "Biodiversity conservation and sustainable development in mountain areas of Europe: The challenge of interdisciplinary research". Ioannina, Greece.
  • Walz, A., P. Bebi and R. Purves. 2004. Land-use simulation for small regions in the Swiss Mountain Area comparison of two modelling techniques. Proceedings of GISRUK 2004, Norwich, UK: 356-359.
  • Walz, A. 2002. How to bring the dynamics of a mountain environment closer to its people? - An interactive Geomorphological Map for the Southern Aoraki/Mt. Cook Region, NZ. In: Relationships between man and the mountain environment in terms of geomorphic hazards and human impact in Europe, Proceedings of the IAG Symposium 2002, Dornbirn, Austria: 87.
Special Issues / Main guest editor
  • Ecosystem Services in Mountain Regions, in: Regional Environmental Change, ongoing.
  • Ökosystemleistungen, in: FORUM GEOÖKOLOGIE/ VGöD, published in October 2014.
  • Nachhaltige Land- und Forstwirtschaftliche Nutzung im Berggebiet, in: Schweizerische Zeitschrift für das Forstwesen, published in 2013.
Exhibitions
  • Walz, A. and A. Rigling. 2009. MOUNTLAND - nachhaltige Landnutzung in Gebirgsregionen unter Klimawandel. basecamp09, 11-15. Juni 2009, Chur.
  • Walz, A., G.-P. Calonder, F. Hagedorn, C. Lardelli, C. Lundström and V. Stöckli. 2009.  CO2-Davos. Eine Machbarkeitsstudie zum Klimaschutz. basecamp09, 11-15. Juni 2009, Chur.

Theses

  • Walz, A. 2006. Land Use Modelling for an Integrated Approach to Regional Development in the Swiss Alps. PhD-Thesis, University of Zurich. Online available.
  • Walz, A. 2001. Aoraki/Mt. Cook - an Interactive Geomorphological Map. Diploma Thesis, University of Wurzburg. Online available.

About our work

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