Articles in peer reviewed journals (ISI-listed)


  • Ozturk, U., Saito, H., Matsushi, Y., Crisologo, I., Schwanghart, W., 2021. Can global rainfall estimates (satellite and reanalysis) aid landslide hindcasting? Landslides, in press.
  • Shugar, D., Jacquemart, M., Shean, D., Bhushan, S., Upadhyay, K., Sattar, A., Schwanghart, W., McBride, S., Van Wyk de Vries, M., Mergili, M., Emmer, A., Deschamps-Berger, C., McDonnell, M., Bhambri, R., Allen, S., Berthier, E., Carrivick, J.L., Clague, J.J., Dokukin, M., Dunning, S.A., Frey, H., Gascoin, S., Haritashya, U.K., Azam, M.F., Cook, S.J., Dimri, A.P., Eriksson, M., Farinotti, D., Fiddes, J., Gnyawali, K.R., Harrison, S., Jha, M., Koppes, M., Kumar, A., Leinss, S., Majeed, U., Mal, S., Muhuri, A., Noetzli, J., Paul, F., Rashid, I., Sain, K., Steiner, J., Ugalde, F., Watson, C.S., Westoby, M.J., 2021. A massive rock and ice avalanche caused the 2021 disaster at Chamoli, Indian Himalaya. Science, early view.
  • Bernhardt, A., Schwanghart, W., 2021. Where and Why Do Submarine Canyons Remain Connected to the Shore During Sea-level Rise? – Insights from Global Topographic Analysis and Bayesian Regression. Geophysical Research Letters, 48, e2020GL092234.
  • Schwanghart, W., Molkenthin, C., Scherler, D., 2021. A systematic approach and software for the analysis of point patterns on river networks. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, early view.


  • Schwanghart, W., Scherler, D., 2020. Divide mobility controls knickpoint migration on the Roan Plateau (Colorado, USA). Geology, 48 (7), 698–702.
  • Scherler, D., Schwanghart, W., 2020. Drainage divide networks – Part 1: Identification and ordering in digital elevation models. Earth Surface Dynamics, 8, 245–259.
  • Scherler, D., Schwanghart, W., 2020. Drainage divide networks – Part 2: Response to perturbations. Earth Surface Dynamics, 8, 261-274.
  • Campforts, B., Vanacker, V., Herman, F., Vanmaerke, M., Schwanghart, W., Tenorio, G.E., Willems, P., Govers, G., 2020. Parameterization of river incision models requires accounting for environmental heterogeneity: insights from the tropical Andes. Earth Surface Dynamics, 8, 447–470.
  • Mey, J., D'Arcy, M. K., Schildgen, T. F., Egholm, D. L., Wittmann, H., Strecker, M. R., 2020. Temperature and precipitation in the southern Central Andes during the last glacial maximum, Heinrich Stadial 1, and the Younger Dryas. Quaternary Science Reviews, 248, 106592.


  • Bufe, A., Turowski, J. M., Burbank, D. W., Paola, C., Wickert, A. D., & Tofelde, S. (2019): Controls on the lateral channel‐migration rate of braided channel systems in coarse non‐cohesive sediment. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.
  • Tofelde, S., Savi, S., Wickert, A. D., Bufe, A., & Schildgen, T. F. (2019): Alluvial channel response to environmental perturbations: fill-terrace formation and sediment-signal disruption. Earth Surface Dynamics, 7(2), 609-631.
  • Stolle, A., Schwanghart, W., Andermann, C., Bernhardt, A., Fort, M., Jansen, J.D., Wittmann, H., Merchel, S., Rugel, G., Adhikari, B.R., Korup, O., (2019): Protracted river response to medieval earthquakes. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 44, 331-341.
  • D’Arcy, M., Schildgen, T.F., Strecker, M.R., Wittmann, H., Duesing, W., Mey, J., Tofelde, S., Weissmann, P., Alonso, R.N. (2019): Timing of past glaciation at the Sierra de Aconquija, northwestern Argentina, and throughout the Central Andes. Quat. Sci. Rev. 204, 37–57. 


  • Tofelde, S., Duesing, W., Schildgen, T.F., Wickert, A.D., Wittmann, H., Alonso, R.N., Strecker, M. (2018): Effects of deep‐seated versus shallow hillslope processes on cosmogenic 10Be concentrations in fluvial sand and gravel. Earth Surf. Process. Landforms 43, 3086–3098.
  • Schwanghart, W., Ryan, M., & Korup, O. (2018): Topographic and seismic constraints on the vulnerability of Himalayan hydropower. Geophysical Research Letters, 45(17), 8985-8992.
  • Marrucci, M., Zeilinger, G., Ribolini, A., & Schwanghart, W. (2018): Origin of Knickpoints in an Alpine Context Subject to Different Perturbing Factors, Stura Valley, Maritime Alps (North-Western Italy). Geosciences, 8(12), 443.
  • Skinner, C. J., Coulthard, T. J., Schwanghart, W., Wiel, M. J., & Hancock, G. (2018): Global sensitivity analysis of parameter uncertainty in landscape evolution models. Geoscientific Model Development, 11(12), 4873-4888.


  • Jacobi, S., & Heistermann, M. (2016): Benchmarking attenuation correction procedures for six years of single-polarized C-band weather radar observations in South-West Germany. Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, 7(6), 1785-1799.
  • Zimmermann, A., Voss, S., Metzger, J. C., Hildebrandt, A., & Zimmermann, B. (2016). Capturing heterogeneity: The role of a study area’s extent for estimating mean throughfall. Journal of Hydrology, 542, 781-789.
  • Voss, S., Zimmermann, B., & Zimmermann, A. (2016). Detecting spatial structures in throughfall data: the effect of extent, sample size, sampling design, and variogram estimation method. Journal of Hydrology, 540, 527-537.
  • Vogel, S., Märker, M., Esposito, D., & Seiler, F. (2016). The Ancient Rural Settlement Structure in the Hinterland of Pompeii Inferred from Spatial Analysis and Predictive Modeling of Villae Rusticae. Geoarchaeology, 31(2), 121-139.


  •  Wiesmeier, M., Munro, S., Barthold, F., Steffens, M., Schad, P., & Kögel‐Knabner, I. (2015). Carbon storage capacity of semi‐arid grassland soils and sequestration potentials in northern China. Global change biology, 21(10), 3836-3845.
  • Zimmermann, A., Uber, M., Zimmermann, B., & Levia, D. F. (2015). Predictability of stemflow in a species‐rich tropical forest. Hydrological Processes, 29(23), 4947-4956.
  • Barthold, F. K., & Woods, R. A. (2015). Stormflow generation: A meta‐analysis of field evidence from small, forested catchments. Water Resources Research, 51(5), 3730-3753.


  • Schmidt, L. K., Zimmermann, A., & Elsenbeer, H. (2014). Ant mounds as a source of sediment in a tropical rainforest?. Hydrological processes, 28(13), 4156-4160.
  • Zimmermann, B., Zimmermann, A., Turner, B. L., Francke, T., & Elsenbeer, H. (2014). Connectivity of overland flow by drainage network expansion in a rain forest catchment. Water Resources Research, 50(2), 1457-1473.
  • Wiesmeier, M., Barthold, F., Spörlein, P., Geuß, U., Hangen, E., Reischl, A., ... & Kögel-Knabner, I. (2014). Estimation of total organic carbon storage and its driving factors in soils of Bavaria (southeast Germany). Geoderma Regional, 1, 67-78.
  • Messmer, T., Elsenbeer, H., & Wilcke, W. (2014). High exchangeable calcium concentrations in soils on Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Geoderma, 217, 212-224.
  • Aich, V., Zimmermann, A., & Elsenbeer, H. (2014). Quantification and interpretation of suspended-sediment discharge hysteresis patterns: How much data do we need?. Catena, 122, 120-129.
  • Zimmermann, A., & Zimmermann, B. (2014). Requirements for throughfall monitoring: the roles of temporal scale and canopy complexity. Agricultural and forest meteorology, 189, 125-139.
  • Mohr, C. H., Zimmermann, A., Korup, O., Iroumé, A., Francke, T., & Bronstert, A. (2014). Seasonal logging, process response, and geomorphic work. Earth Surface Dynamics, 2(1), 117-125.
  • Münzel, S., & Blumenstein, O. (2014). Veränderungen von Strukturen und Prozessen in Substraten der Spülhalden sowie Böden ihrer Umgebung durch das akkumulierte Abraummaterial des Platinerzbergbaus bei Rustenburg (Südafrika). Zentralblatt für Geologie und Paläontologie, Teil I, 245-266.
  • Haßler, S. K., Lark, R. M., Zimmermann, B., & Elsenbeer, H. (2014). Which sampling design to monitor saturated hydraulic conductivity?. European journal of soil science, 65(6), 792-802.


  • Wiesmeier, M., Hübner, R., Barthold, F., Spörlein, P., Geuß, U., Hangen, E., ... & Kögel-Knabner, I. (2013). Amount, distribution and driving factors of soil organic carbon and nitrogen in cropland and grassland soils of southeast Germany (Bavaria). Agriculture, ecosystems & environment, 176, 39-52.
  • Vorpahl, P., Dislich, C., Elsenbeer, H., Märker, M., & Schröder, B. (2013). Biotic controls on shallow translational landslides. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 38(2), 198-212.
  • Zimmermann, B., Zimmermann, A., Scheckenbach, H. L., Schmid, T., Hall, J. S., & van Breugel, M. (2013). Changes in rainfall interception along a secondary forest succession gradient in lowland Panama. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 17(11), 4659-4670.
  • Barthold, F. K., Wiesmeier, M., Breuer, L., Frede, H. G., Wu, J., & Blank, F. B. (2013). Land use and climate control the spatial distribution of soil types in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia. Journal of Arid Environments, 88, 194-205.
  • Wiesmeier, M., Prietzel, J., Barthold, F., Spörlein, P., Geuß, U., Hangen, E., & Kögel-Knabner, I. (2013). Storage and drivers of organic carbon in forest soils of southeast Germany (Bavaria)–Implications for carbon sequestration. Forest ecology and management, 295, 162-172.
  • Zimmermann, A., Schinn, D. S., Francke, T., Elsenbeer, H., & Zimmermann, B. (2013). Uncovering patterns of near-surface saturated hydraulic conductivity in an overland flow-controlled landscape. Geoderma, 195, 1-11.
  • Neill, C., Coe, M. T., Riskin, S. H., Krusche, A. V., Elsenbeer, H., Macedo, M. N.,  & Figueira, A. M. E. S. (2013). Watershed responses to Amazon soya bean cropland expansion and intensification. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 368(1619), 20120425.


  • Bäse, F., Elsenbeer, H., Neill, C., & Krusche, A. V. (2012). Differences in throughfall and net precipitation between soybean and transitional tropical forest in the southern Amazon, Brazil. Agriculture, ecosystems & environment, 159, 19-28.
  • Germer, S., Zimmermann, A., Neill, C., Krusche, A. V., & Elsenbeer, H. (2012). Disproportionate single-species contribution to canopy-soil nutrient flux in an Amazonian rainforest. Forest Ecology and Management, 267, 40-49.
  • Zimmermann, A., Francke, T., & Elsenbeer, H. (2012). Forests and erosion: Insights from a study of suspended-sediment dynamics in an overland flow-prone rainforest catchment. Journal of Hydrology, 428, 170-181.
  • Vorpahl, P., Elsenbeer, H., Märker, M., & Schröder, B. (2012). How can statistical models help to determine driving factors of landslides?. Ecological Modelling, 239, 27-39.
  • Nada, W. M., van Rensburg, L., Claassens, S., & Blumenstein, O. (2012). Vermicomposting as a Sustainable Procedure for the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emissions. Dynamic Soil, Dynamic Plant, 6(Special Issue 1), 43-50.


  • Hayhoe, S. J., Neill, C., Porder, S., McHorney, R., Lefebvre, P., Coe, M. T., & Krusche, A. V. (2011). Conversion to soy on the Amazonian agricultural frontier increases streamflow without affecting stormflow dynamics. Global Change Biology, 17(5), 1821-1833.
  • Nada, W. M., Van Rensburg, L., Claassens, S., & Blumenstein, O. (2011). Effect of vermicompost on soil and plant properties of coal spoil in the Lusatian region (Eastern Germany). Communications in soil science and plant analysis, 42(16), 1945-1957.
  • Haßler, S. K., Lark, R. M., Milne, A. E., & Elsenbeer, H. (2011). Exploring the variation in soil saturated hydraulic conductivity under a tropical rainforest using the wavelet transform. European Journal of Soil Science, 62(6), 891-901.
  • Barthold, F. K., Tyralla, C., Schneider, K., Vaché, K. B., Frede, H. G., & Breuer, L. (2011). How many tracers do we need for end member mixing analysis (EMMA)? A sensitivity analysis. Water Resources Research, 47(8).
  • Hassler, S. K., Zimmermann, B., van Breugel, M., Hall, J. S., & Elsenbeer, H. (2011). Recovery of saturated hydraulic conductivity under secondary succession on former pasture in the humid tropics. Forest Ecology and Management, 261(10), 1634-1642.
  • Neill, C., Chaves, J. E., Biggs, T., Deegan, L. A., Elsenbeer, H., Figueiredo, R. O., ... & Piccolo, M. C. (2011). Runoff sources and land cover change in the Amazon: an end-member mixing analysis from small watersheds. Biogeochemistry, 105(1-3), 7.
  • Neumann-Cosel, L., Zimmermann, B., Hall, J. S., van Breugel, M., & Elsenbeer, H. (2011). Soil carbon dynamics under young tropical secondary forests on former pastures—A case study from Panama. Forest ecology and management, 261(10), 1625-1633.
  • Scheffler, R., Neill, C., Krusche, A. V., & Elsenbeer, H. (2011). Soil hydraulic response to land-use change associated with the recent soybean expansion at the Amazon agricultural frontier. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 144(1), 281-289.
  • Loos, M., & Elsenbeer, H. (2011). Topographic controls on overland flow generation in a forest–An ensemble tree approach. Journal of Hydrology, 409(1-2), 94-103.


  • Germer S, Werther L, Elsenbeer H. (2010): Have we underestimated stemflow? Lessons from an open tropical rainforest. J. Hydrol., 395, 169-179.
  • Zimmermann A, Zimmermann B, Elsenbeer H. (2010): Comment on "Spatial throughfall heterogeneity in a montane rain forest in Ecuador: Extent, temporal stability and drivers" by Wullaert et al. [Journal of Hydrology 377 (2009) 71-79]. J. Hydrol., 395, 133-136.
  • Zimmermann B, Papritz A, Elsenbeer H. (2010): Asymmetric response to disturbance and recovery: Changes of soil permeability under forest-pasture-forest transitions. Geoderma, 159, 209-215.
    Dieter D, Elsenbeer H, Turner BL. (2010): Phosphorus fractionation in lowland tropical rainforest soils in central Panama. Catena, 82, 118-125.
  • Zimmermann B, Zimmermann A, Lark RM, Elsenbeer H. (2010): Sampling procedures for throughfall monitoring: A simulation study. Water Resour. Res., 46, W01503.
  • Germer S, Neill C, Krusche AV, Elsenbeer H. (2010): Influence of land-use change on near-surface hydrological processes: Undisturbed forest to pasture. J. Hydrol., 380 (3-4), 473-480.


  • Zimmermann A, Zimmermann B, Elsenbeer H. (2009): Rainfall redistribution in a tropical forest: Spatial and temporal patterns. Water Resour. Res., 45, W11413.
  • Chaves J, Neill C, Germer S, Gouveia Neto S, Krusche AV, Castellanos Bonilla A, Elsenbeer H. (2009): Nitrogen transformations in flowpaths leading from soils to streams in Amazon forest and pasture. Ecosystems, 12 (6), 961-972.
  • Germer S, Neill C, Vetter T, Chavez J, Krusche AV, Elsenbeer H. (2009): Implications of long-term land-use change for the hydrology and solute budgets of small catchments in Amazonia. J. Hydrol., 364(3-4), 349-363.
  • Zimmermann B, Elsenbeer H. (2009): The near-surface hydrological consequences of disturbance and recovery: a simulation study. J. Hydrol., 364 (1-2), 115-127.


  • Zimmermann B, Zehe E, Hartmann N, Elsenbeer H. (2008): Analyzing spatial data – an assessment of assumptions, new methods and uncertainties using soil hydraulic data. Water Resour. Res., 44, W10408.
  • Zimmermann B, Elsenbeer H. (2008): Spatial and temporal variability of saturated hydraulic conductivity in gradients of disturbance. J. Hydrol., 361 (1-2), 78-95.
  • Zimmermann A, Germer S, Neill C, Krusche AV, Elsenbeer H. (2008): Spatio-temporal patterns of throughfall and solute deposition in an open tropical rain forest. J. Hydrol., 360, 87-102.
  • Grimm, R., T. Behrens, M. Märker, and H. Elsenbeer. (2008): Soil organic carbon concentrations and stocks on Barro Colorado Island - Digital soil mapping using Random Forests analysis. Geoderma, 146, 102-113.
  • Chaves, J., C. Neill, S. Germer, S.C. Gouveia Neto, A. Krusche and H. Elsenbeer (2008): Land management impacts on runoff sources in small Amazon watersheds. Hydrol. Process., 22 (12), 1766-1775.
  • Barthold, F., R.F. Stallard, and H. Elsenbeer (2008): Soil nutrients and landscape relationships in a lowland tropical rainforest in Panama. For. Ecol. Manage., 255 (3-4), 1135-1148.


  • Germer, S., C. Neill, A. Krusche, S.C. Goveia Neto, and H. Elsenbeer (2007): Seasonal and within-event dynamics of rainfall and throughfall nutrient fluxes in a palm-rich open tropical rainforest (Rondônia, Brazil). Biogeochemistry, 86, 155-174.
  • Muster, S., H. Elsenbeer, and M. Conedera. (2007): Small-scale effects of historical land use and topography on post-cultural tree species composition in an alpine valley in southern Switzerland. Landscape Ecol., 22, 1187-1199.
  • Zimmermann, A., W. Wilcke, and H. Elsenbeer. (2007): Spatial and temporal patterns of throughfall quantity and quality in a tropical montane rainforest in Ecuador. J. Hydrol., 343, 80-96.
  • Zehe, E., H. Elsenbeer, F. Lindenmaier, K. Schulz, and G. Blöschl. (2007): Patterns of predictability in hydrological threshold systems. Water Resour. Res., 43, W07434.

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