Dr. phil.-nat. Oliver Wetter

Assoziierter Forscher

Abteilung für Wirtschafts-, Sozial- und Umweltgeschichte

01.07.2014 - 30.06.2017 Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) research project: Reconstruction of the genesis, process and impact of major pre-instrumental flood events of major Swiss rivers including a peak discharge quantification (http://p3.snf.ch/Project-153327)
01.07.2014 - 30.06.2017 Postdoc Researcher at Institute of Economic Social and Environmental History, University of Bern, Switzerland (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Christian Rohr).
01.04.2008 - 11.04.2013 PhD in Climate Sciences, Oeschger Center for Climate Change Research, University of Bern, Switzerland (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Christian Pfister).
01.04.2008 - 31.03.2011 Graduate School of Climate Sciences at Oeschger Center for Climate Change Research, University of Bern, Switzerland (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Christian Pfister).
27.06.2007 Master in History, Environmental Sciences and Political Sciences at the University of Basel, Switzerland and Albert-Ludwig-University in Freiburg, Germany.
  • Historical Climatology (reconstruction of pre instrumental climate parameters like temperature and precipitation)
  • Historical Hydrology (reconstruction of pre instrumental hydrological extreme events like floods and droughts, long term seasonality and occurrence of smaller flood events)

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) research project (153327), 01.07.2014-30.06.2017

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) PhD project (120157), 01.04.2008-11.04.2013

Reconstruction of discharges of major pre instrumental river Aare flood events and its tributaries. Contract research. Contractee: Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN). Non public report. 01.05.2015-31.01.2016

Reconstruction of pre instrumental river Limmat and Sihl floods in Zürich. Contract research. Contractee: Office of Waste, Water, Energy and Air (WWEA). Non public report. 01.01.2014-31.12.2014

Co-supervision of PhD candidate Daniel Tuttenuj in the SNSF project (153327) together with Prof. Dr. Christian Rohr. (01.07.2014-30.06.2017):

Co-supervision of MA and BA students together with Prof. Dr. Christian Rohr (01.07.2014-30.06.2017):

  • Fiona Spycher (MA): Reconstruction of normal flood events based on the weekly books of expenditures of Basel.
  • Raphael Longoni (MA): Reconstruction of pre instrumental river Saane flood events in Fribourg.
  • Mauro Bolzern (MA): Reconstruction of river Aare flood events in Aarau.
  • Alexandra Keller (MA): Flood protection for brook Krienbach and Ränggbach
  • Lukas Heinzmann (MA): Flood protection at river Emme in canton Solothurn.
  • Michel Dängeli (MA): Regulation of the alpine Rhine.
  • Sebastian König (BA): 19th century floods of river Aare between Lake Thun and Lake Biel.
  • Rahel Schaffer (BA): Reconstruction of river Linth flood events.
  • Talin Marino (BA): Change of Swiss flood protection mentality based on the experience of river Aare between Thun and Bern.
01.07.2014 - 30.06.2017 Guest lecturer at Oeschger Center for Climate Change Research, University of Bern, Switzerland. Course: Introduction into Historical Climatology.
10.03.2016 Guest lecturer at Economic Social and Environmental History, University of Bern, Switzerland. Course: „Land unter“. Von Flutkatastrophen und Flusskorrektionen, Hochwasser und Hochwasserschutz in der Schweiz vom Mittelalter bis ins 21. Jahrhundert“.
11.05.2010 Guest lecturer at ETH Zurich: input presentation: „does climate change show up in Rhine river runoff characteristics? A look into the past 740 years“.
27.06.2016 Past Global Changes (PAGES). Floods Working Group (FWG); person responsible for historical documentary flood evidence.
01.01.2016 Past Global Changes (PAGES).
26.01.2012 Kommission für Hochwasserschutz (KOHS).
28.06.2011 European Society for Environmental History (ESEH).
24.04.2010 Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Wirtschaft- und Sozialgeschichte (SGWSG).
19.04.2009 European Geosciences Union (EGU)
01.04.2008 Oeschger Center for Climate Change Research (OCCR).