Peter Schürch

dipl. Naturwissenschafter ETH, Geologe, PhD Durham University (UK)


Geschäftsleiter

peter.schuerch(at)geosfer.ch


Ausbildung

2014

ZLG-Kurs Nr. 44: Geological CO2 Storage and Shale Gas Development (ETH Zürich)

2008 - 2011

Doktorat: Erosions- und Ablagerungsdynamik von Murgängen (Durham University, Grossbritannien)

2005

ZLG-Kurs Nr. 26: Einfluss von Klimaveränderung auf Hochwasserrisiko und Hanginstabilitäten (ETH Zürich)

1999 - 2005 

Diplom: Erdwissenschaften (ETH Zürich)

Berufliche Stationen

2014 - heute

geosfer AG, Geschäftsführer, Projektleiter

2011 - heute

Meier und Partner AG, Geschäftsleitung, Projektleiter

2009 - heute

Peer-Review von Fachartikeln zu Themen im Bereich Naturgefahren, Geomorphologie und Geologie

2008 - 2011

Institut für Wald, Schnee und Landschaft WSL, Birmensdorf, Gastwissenschafter

2007 - 2008

Dr. von Moos AG, Zürich, Sachbearbeiter

2005 - 2006

BABU GmbH, Büro für Altlasten, Boden und Umwelt, Zürich 


Arbeitsschwerpunkte

  • Geomorphologie 
  • Hydrogeologie


Mitgliedschaften

  • British Society for Geomorphology (BSG)
  • Geologische Gesellschaft Zürich
  • Schweizerische Fachgruppe für Ingenieurgeologie (SFIG)
  • Schweizerischer Geologenverband (CHGEOL)

Publikationen

Papers (peer-reviewed)

  • P. Schürch, A.L. Densmore, N.J. Rosser, M. Lim, and B.W. McArdell (2011). Detection of surface change in complex topography using terrestrial laser scanning: application to the Illgraben debris-flow channel. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. doi: 10.1002/esp.2206

  • P. Schürch, A.L. Densmore, N.J. Rosser, and B.W. McArdell, 2011, A novel debris-flow fan evolution model based on debris flow monitoring and LiDAR topography, in Genevois, R., Hamilton, D.L., and Prestininzi, A. eds., 5th International conference on debris-flow hazards – mitigation, mechanics, prediction and assessment; Padua, Italy 14–17 June 2011, Casa Editrice Università La Sapienza, Padua, p. 263–272

  • P. Schürch, A.L. Densmore, N.J. Rosser and B.W. McArdell (2011). Dynamic controls on erosion and deposition on debris-flow fans. Geology, 39, p. 827–830, doi:10.1130/G32103.1.

  • P. Schürch, A.L. Densmore, B.W. McArdell and P. Molnar (2006). The influence of landsliding on sediment supply and channel change in a steep mountain catchment. Geomorphology, 78, p. 222–235.

  • P. Schürch and A. Becker (2005). Studies on precarious rocks in the epicentral area of the AD 1356 Basle earthquake, Switzerland. Geophys. J. Int., 163, p. 689–697.

Übrige Publikationen

  • P. Schürch (2011). Debris-flow erosion and deposition dynamics. PhD Thesis. Durham University, Durham UK. 188p. Read online

Präsentationen

  • P. Schürch, A.L. Densmore, N.J. Rosser and B.W. McArdell (2010). Controls on sediment transfer and storage on debris flow fans. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 12, EGU General Assembly 2010.

  • P. Schürch, A.L. Densmore, N.J. Rosser, M. Lim and B.W. McArdell (2010, invited). Change detection using terrestrial laser scanning in steep terrain and complex surface geometry - Survey planning, data processing and validation. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 12, EGU General Assembly 2010.   

  • P. Schürch, A.L. Densmore, N.J. Rosser, B.W.McArdell (2009). Quantifying Surface Change in a Debris Flow Channel with Terrestrial Laser Scanning – What is the Volumetric Error?. In Proceedings of RSPSoc 2009 Annual Conference, 8-11th September 2009, Leicester, UK (Nottingham: RSPSoc), pp. 568-574.

  • P. Schürch, A.L. Densmore, N.J. Rosser, B.W.McArdell, C. Graf (2009). Sediment storage on the Illgraben debris flow fan, Switzerland British Society for Geomorphology Annual Conference 2009. Durham.

  • P. Schürch, A.L. Densmore, N.J. Rosser, B.W. McArdell (2009). Rapid assessment of debris flow erosion and deposition dynamics by means of terrestrial laser scanning at Illgraben, Switzerland. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 11, EGU General Assembly 2009