Climate and hydrology: Monsoon precipitation cycle in Himalayas, the transfer of precipitation to river discharge, transient groundwater storage and the impact of deep groundwater on surface processes. Mountain river hydrology, water reservoirs and flow paths in high mountains.
Erosion and mass transfer:
Sediment production, storage and transport (from suspended sediment loads and terrestrial cosmogenic nuclide analysis). Controls on erosion processes and its transport.
Anthropogenic impacts on erosion fluxes (e.g. farming, mining, road construction)
Evaluation of remotely sensed informations (precipitation, vegetation, relief, etc.) with on-site information. Applying multi-data geo-spatial analysis to evaluate erosion processes on a temporal scale.
2013: Helmholtz PostDoc Fellow, GFZ Potsdam, Section 5.1 Geomorphology, Germany
2012: PostDoc position, University of Potsdam, Geohazard Group, Germany
2008 - 2011: Bi-national PhD between Geosciences Rennes, Université Rennes 1, France and Remote Sensing Group, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany. Climate, topography and erosion in the Nepal Himalayas. The position has been grant aided for three years by DAAD – German Exchange Program
2007: Diploma / Msc. Geoecology, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, majors in Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Environmental Geotechnology, Remote Sensing.