My publications

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Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Bernhardt, A., Schwanghart, W., Hebbeln, D., Stuut, J.-B., Strecker, M.R. (2017): Immediate propagation of deglacial environmental change to deep-marine turbidite systems along the Chile convergent margin. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, accepted.
  2. Bricker, J.D., Schwanghart, W., Adhikari, B.R., Moriguchi, S., Roeber, V., Giri, S. (2017): Performance of models for flash flood warning and hazard assessment: the 2015 Kali Gandaki landslide breach in Nepal. Mountain Research and Development, 37, 5-15. [DOI: 10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-16-00043.1]
  3. Campforts, B., Schwanghart, W., Govers, G. (2017): Accurate simulation of transient landscape evolution by eliminating numerical diffusion: the TTLEM 1.0 model. Earth Surface Dynamics, 5, 47-66. [DOI: 10.5194/esurf-5-47-2017]
  4. Malinowski, R., Groom, G., Heckrath, G., Schwanghart, W. (2017): Do remote sensing mapping practices adequately address localized flooding? – A critical overview. Springer Science Reviews, in press. [DOI: 10.1007/s40362-017-0043-8]
  5. Rosenwinkel, S., Landgraf, A., Korup, O., Schwanghart, W., Volkmer, F., Dzhumabaeva, A., Merchel, S., Rugel, G., Preusser, F. (2017). Late Pleistocene outburst floods from Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan? Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, accepted. [DOI: 10.1002/esp.4109]
  6. Schwanghart, W., Worni, R., Huggel, C., Stoffel, M., Korup, O. (2016): Uncertainty in the Himalayan energy-water nexus: estimating regional exposure to glacial lake outburst floods. Environmental Research Letters, 11, 074005. [DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/7/074005]
    In the news: Scientific American, Environmental Research Web, The Hindu
  7. Malinowski, R., Höfle, B., König, K., Groom, G., Schwanghart, W., Heckrath, G. (2016): Local-scale flood mapping on vegetated floodplains from radiometrically calibrated airborne LiDAR data. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 119, 267-279 [DOI: 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2016.06.009].
  8. Schwanghart, W., Bernhardt, A., Stolle, A., Hoelzmann, P., Adhikari, B.R., Andermann, C., Tofelde, S., Merchel, S., Rugel, G., Fort, M., Korup, O. (2016): Repeated catastrophic valley infill following medieval earthquakes in the Nepal Himalaya. Science, 351, 147-150 [DOI: 10.1126/science.aac9865].
    In the news: Nature, ESKP, Earth Magazine, Planet Erde, NZZ
  9. Philips, A., Walz, A., Bergner, A., Graeff, T., Heistermann, M., Kienzler, S., Korup, O., Lipp, T., Schwanghart, W., Zeilinger, G. (2015): Immersive 3D Geovisualisation in Higher Education. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 39, 437-449. [DOI: 10.1080/03098265.2015.1066314]
  10. Blöthe, J.H., Korup, O., Schwanghart, W. (2015): Large landslides lie low: Excess topography in the Himalaya-Karakorum ranges. Geology, 43, 523-526. [DOI: 10.1130/G36527.1]
  11. Clason, C.C., Mair, D., Nienow, P., Bartholomew, I., Sole, A., Palmer, S., Schwanghart, W. (2015): Modelling the transfer of supraglacial meltwater to the bed of Leverett Glacier, southwest Greenland. The Cryosphere, 9, 123-138. [DOI: 10.5194/tc-9-123-2015]
  12. Heckmann, T., Schwanghart, W., Phillips, J.D. (2015): Graph theory – recent developments of its application in geomorphology. Geomorphology, 243, 130-146. [DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.12.024]
  13. Malinowski, R., Groom, G., Schwanghart, W., Heckrath, G. (2015): Detection and delineation of localised flooding from WorldView-2 multispectral data. Remote Sensing, 7(11), 14853-14875. [DOI: 10.3390/rs71114853]
  14. Meyer, N.K., Schwanghart, W., Korup, O., Nadim, F. (2015): Roads at risk – traffic detours from debris flows in southern Norway. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 985-995. [DOI: 10.5194/nhess-15-985-2015]
  15. Phillips, J.D., Schwanghart, W., Heckmann, T. (2015): Graph theory in the geosciences. Earth-Science Reviews, 143, 147–160. [DOI: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2015.02.002]
  16. Beck, J., Böller, M., Erhardt, A., Schwanghart, W. (2014): Spatial bias in the GBIF database and its effect on modelling species’ geographic distribution. Ecological Informatics, 19, 10-15. [DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2013.11.002]
  17. Hunziker, M., Sigurdsson, B.D., Halldorsson, G., Schwanghart, W., Kuhn, N. (2014): Biomass allometries and coarse root biomass distribution of mountain birch in southern Iceland. Icelandic Agricultural Sciences, 27, 111-125. [pdf]
  18. Meyer, N.K., Schwanghart, W., Korup, O., Romstad, B., Etzelmüller, B. (2013): Estimating the topographic predictability of debris flows. Geomorphology, 207, 114-125. [DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2013.10.030]
  19. Schwanghart, W., Scherler, D. (2014): TopoToolbox 2 – MATLAB-based software for topographic analysis and modeling in Earth surface sciences. Earth Surface Dynamics, 2, 1-7. [DOI: 10.5194/esurf-2-1-2014].
  20. Beck, J., Holloway, J.D., Schwanghart, W. (2013): Undersampling and the measurement of beta diversity. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 4, 370-382. [DOI: 10.1111/2041-210x.12023]
  21. Heckmann, T., Schwanghart, W. (2013): Geomorphic coupling and sediment connectivity in an alpine catchment – exploring sediment cascades using graph theory. Geomorphology, 182, 89-103. [DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2012.10.033]
  22. Hikel, H., Yair, A., Schwanghart, W., Hoffmann, U., Straehl, S., Kuhn, N.J. (2013): Experimental investigation of soil ecohydrology on rocky desert slopes in the Negev Highlands, Israel. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, Suppl. 57, 39-58. [DOI: 10.1127/0372-8854/2012/S-00116]
  23. Schwanghart, W., Groom, G.B., Kuhn, N.J., Heckrath, G. (2013): Flow network derivation from a high resolution DEM in a low relief, agrarian landscape. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 38, 1576-1586. [DOI: 10.1002/esp.3452]
  24. Yair, A., Bryan, R.B., Lavee, H., Schwanghart, W., Kuhn, N.J. (2013): The resilience of a badland area to climate change in an arid environment. CATENA, 106, 12-21. [DOI: 10.1016/j.catena.2012.04.006]
  25. Schwanghart, W., Heckmann, T. (2012): Fuzzy delineation of drainage basins through probabilistic interpretation of diverging flow algorithms. Environmental Modelling & Software, 33, 106-113. [DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2012.01.016]
  26. Beck, J., Schwanghart, W., Khen, C. V., Holloway, J. D. (2011): Predicting geometrid moth diversity in the Heart of Borneo. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 4, 173-183. [DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-4598.2010.00119.x]
  27. Gartmann, A., Fister, W., Schwanghart, W., Müller, M. (2011): CFD modelling and validation of measured wind field data in a portable wind tunnel. Aeolian Research, 3, 315-325. [DOI: 10.1016/j.aeolia.2011.07.002]
  28. Klinger, R., Schwanghart, W., Schütt, B. (2011): Landscape classification using principal component analysis and fuzzy classification: Archaeological sites and their natural surroundings in Central Mongolia. Die Erde, 142(3), 213-233. [pdf]
  29. Schwanghart, W., Jarmer, T. (2011): Linking spatial patterns of soil organic carbon to topography – a case study from south-eastern Spain. Geomorphology, 126, 252-263. [DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2010.11.008]
  30. Beck, J., Schwanghart, W. (2010): Comparing measures of species diversity from incomplete inventories: an update. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 1, 38-44. [DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-210X.2009.00003.x]
  31. Schwanghart, W., Kuhn, N. J. (2010): TopoToolbox: a set of Matlab functions for topographic analysis. Environmental Modelling & Software, 25, 770-781. [DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2009.12.002]
  32. Kuhn, N. J., Hoffmann, T., Schwanghart, W., Dotterweich, M. (2009): Agricultural Soil Erosion and Global Carbon Cycle: Controversy over? Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 34, 1033-1038. [DOI: 10.1002/esp.1796]
  33. Schwanghart, W., Frechen, M., Kuhn, N. J., Schütt, B. (2009): Holocene environmental changes in the Ugii Nuur basin, Mongolia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 279, 160-171. [DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2009.05.007]
  34. Schwanghart, W., Beck, J., Kuhn, N. J. (2008): Measuring population densities in a heterogeneous world. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 17, 4, 566-568. [DOI: 10.1111/j.1466-8238.2008.00390.x]
  35. Schwanghart, W., Schütt, B. (2008): Meteorological causes of Harmattan dust in West Africa. Geomorphology, 95, 3-4, 412-428. [DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2007.07.002]
  36. Schwanghart, W., Schütt, B. (2008): Holocene morphodynamics in the Ugii Nuur basin, Mongolia – insights from a sediment profile and 1D electrical resistivity tomography. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, Suppl. 52, 2, 35-55. [DOI: 10.1127/0372-8854/2008/0052S2-0035]
  37. Schwanghart, W., Schütt, B., Walther, M. (2008): Holocene climate evolution of the Ugii Nuur basin, Mongolia. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 25, 6, 986-998. [DOI: 10.1007/s00376-008-0986-4]

Book chapters

  1. Bemmann, J., Pohl, E., Schütt, B., Schwanghart, W. (2010): Archeological findings in the Upper and Middle Orkhon Valley and their geographical setup. In: Mongolian-German Karakorum Expedition, Bemmann, J., Erdenebat, E., Pohl, E. (eds.), Forschungen zur Archäologie Aussereuropäischer Kulturen, Band 8, Bonn, 307-320. [Link]
  2. Schwanghart, W., Schütt, B., Möller, S. (2010): Environmental characteristics of the Upper and Middle Orkhon Valley, Mongolia. In: Mongolian-German Karakorum Expedition, Bemmann, J., Erdenebat, E., Pohl, E. (eds.), Forschungen zur Archäologie Aussereuropäischer Kulturen, Band 8, Bonn, 14-26. [Link]