M.Sc. Thorsten Ulbrich

Thorsten Ulbrich

Freie Universität Berlin

Institut für Meteorologie

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Adresse Carl-Heinrich-Becker-Weg 6-10
Raum WT-610 (Wasserturm)
12165 Berlin
Telefon +49-(0)30 838-50389
E-Mail thorsten.ulbrich@met.fu-berlin.de

Academic Career

since 07/2012 Project Manager of the WEXICOM project at the Institute of Meteorology, Freie Universität Berlin
07/2011-08/2012 PhD-scholarship of the Italian province South Tyrol
06/2009-06/2011 Project Manager of the MOVE project (Methods for the improvement of vulnerability assessment in Europe) at the European Academy Bolzano (EURAC, Italy), Institute for applied remote sensing
10/2008-03/2009 Scientific assistant at the University of Karlsruhe (TH) / KIT, Institut für Wasser und Gewässerentwicklung
08/2003-08/2004 M.Sc. studies in Environment & Resource Management at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL
Master thesis: Integrated flood management for the River Rhine. An evaluation of management alternatives to cope with the impacts of Climate Change in the Rhine Basin
10/2000-03/2004 B.A. studies in Geographie und Regionalforschung at the University of Mannheim
Bachelor thesis: Analyse der Niederschlagssituation in Rheinland-Pfalz als Grundlage einer möglichen Abschätzung des Hochwasserrisikos

Research Interests

  • Risk communication for natural hazards

  • Communication and distribution of warnings on meteorologic hazards

  • Natural hazard risk awareness

  • Vulnerability assessment

Ulbrich, T. (2011): Assessing factors affecting vulnerability against flooding in Sterzing, South Tyrol by employing focus group discussions. Proc. of the 2011 Summer Institute for advanced study of Disaster and Risk

Ulbrich, T., Kämpf, C., Ihringer, J. (2007): Online Information und Risikokommunikation zur Mobilisierung der Bevölkerung im Hochwasserfall. In: Stefan Senitz (Hrsg.), Abschlusssymposium 2007: Graduiertenkolleg "Naturkatastrophen", 24./25. Juli 2007, Universität Karlsruhe (TH) ; Verständnis, Vorsorge und Bewältigung von Naturkatastrophen, 93-102

Ulbrich, T., Kämpf, Ch., Ihringer, J. (2007): Effektive Online-Information on Flooding for Stakeholders’ use. In: J. Schanze (Hrsg.), Flood Risk Management Research - From extreme events to citizens involvement. Proceedings of European Symposium on Flood Risk Management Research (EFRM 2007), 06.-07.02 2007, Dresden, IOER, S.248-250.

Co-author

Weissmann, M., Göber, M., Hohenegger, C., Janjic, T., Keller, J., Ohlwein, C., Seifert, A., Trömel, S., Ulbrich, T., Wapler, K., Bollmeyer, C., Deneke, H. (2014): The Hans-Ertel Centre for Weather Research – Research objectives and highlights from its first three yearsaccepted by Meteorologische Zeitschrift

Papthoma-Köhle, M., Ulbrich, T., Keiler, M., Pedoth, L., Totschnigg, R. ,Glade, T., Schneiderbauer, S. and Eidswig, U. (2014): Vulnerability to Heat Waves, Floods, and Landslides in Mountainous Terrain: Test Cases in South Tyrol. In: Alexander D,, Birkmann, J., Kienberger, S. (Hrsg.): Assessment of Vulnerability to Natural Hazards. A European Perspective. Elsevier, Amstaerdam, S. 179-201

Kämpf, Ch., Ulbrich, T., Müller, M., Ihringer, J. (2006): Effective Early Warning System On Flooding For Stakeholder’s Use. In: W. Ammann, J. Haig, C. Houvinen, M. Stocker: IDRC Davos 2006 Vol 2 Extended Abstracts A-R. Invited Session’s Extended Abstracts, Davos: Swiss Federal Institute for Forest Snow and Landscape Research, Birmensdorf (WSL), S.245-247