“GIS is an integrative computer system to analyze and visualize spatial data. It helps to communicate between different research fields".
Since 2002 I am working at EAWAG as a GIS specialist, combing my expertise in biology and environmental sciences with GIS and data management.
My main task is supporting all research groups at EAWAG in questions concerning GIS:
- Consulting in conceptual questions and finding solution of the spatial aspects in a research project.
- Technical Support for the research groups in all application of GIS and scripting.
- Point of contact for geo data and maps (also for our external partners).
- Member of Steering board "Data management and archiving at eawag".
Involved in different projects in ecology, hydrology and environmental engineering, my focus is on the watershed and landscape analysis in alpine and European regions, where I investigated watershed properties with GIS and statistical methods.
- My special interest is on the estimation of pesticide input into Swiss rivers with GIS.
- I worked on the consequences of climatic change for water temperature and brown trout populations in Alpine rivers, mainly on GIS analysis.
- For the Book “Rivers of Europe” I was responsible for data collection, map generation and watershed analysis.Book: Rivers of Europe, Elsevier
- As a project manager I worked in the first stage of Kartenportal.ch, a portal for searching maps in the main libraries in Switzerland. Kartenportal.ch.
- In the National Research Programme NFP61 "Substainable water management" I was involved in the GIS analysis for the thematic synthesis "Management of water resources and growing user demand". NFP61.