Universität Wien FIND

290069 SE Risk and Resilience in Mountain Regions worldwide (2020W)

6.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 20 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

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Introductory event, tasks, criteria for the selection of seminar papers (online):
** Monday, 09.11.2020 15.00 - 16.30 **
Presentation of selected seminar topics (online):
** Tuesday, 17.11.2020 9.00 - 10.30 **

Wednesday 16.12. 08:00 - 12:30 Digital
Seminarraum 1 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 3
Thursday 17.12. 14:00 - 18:30 Digital
Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409


Aims, contents and method of the course

In this seminar the concepts of risk and resilience will be applied and discussed in the context of mountain area specific case studies. A methodological focus is set on the joint consideration or integration of quantitative and qualitative approaches for the evaluation and analysis. The results obtained in this way should serve as a knowledge base to identify the need for action and possible measures to be taken in risk management.

The seminar begins with an introductory event (online) to explain the subject area and the procedures for the selection of seminar papers. At a second date (also online) the selected seminar papers are presented, discussed and, if necessary, modified. Afterwards the selected topics will be worked on independently and presented in 2 block events on 16 and 17 December. Changes to this planned schedule due to unforeseen COVID-19 developments are possible.

lecturers: Stefan Schneiderbauer & Lydia Pedoth

Assessment and permitted materials

The performance assessment is carried out (1) by submitting a seminar paper combined with (2) the evaluation of a short presentation. Details will be announced in the introductory session.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The minimum requirements for the seminar paper and the presentation are a good, logically constructed structure as well as a comprehensibly presented, scientifically sound methodology.

Examination topics

The examination material focuses on
- the knowledge conveyed in the introductory session
- the literature references given here and extended in the introductory lecture
- additional knowledge acquired through own research and presented in the seminar paper / presentation.

Reading list

Fuchs S. & Thaler T. (2018): Vulnerability and Resilience to Natural Hazards.- Cambridge University Press. 350 S.

Framing Community Disaster Resilience: Resources, Capacities, Learning, and Action. Editor(s): Hugh Deeming; Maureen Fordham; Christian Kuhlicke: Lydia Pedoth; Stefan Schneiderbauer; Cheney Shreve. 2018,
Online ISBN:9781119166047, DOI:10.1002/9781119166047
2019 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

3. Birkmann, J., Cardona, O.D., Carreño, M.L. et al. Framing vulnerability, risk and societal responses: the MOVE framework. Nat Hazards 67, 193–211 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-013-0558-5

Association in the course directory

(MG-S1-SE) (MG-S3-SE) (MA UF GW 02) (L2-a-zSE)

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