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Ulrich Kamp, Professor

Office
Location: Stone Hall 205
Hours: On sabbatical assignment leave during 2015/2016. Please contact via email.

Contact
Phone: (406) 203-2290
Fax: (406) 243-4840
Email: ulrich.kamp@umontana.edu

Projects

  • Monitoring of Glaciers in the Mongolian Altai Mountains. GLIMS Regional Center for Mongolia. - (Co-Director of Regional Center). Since 2009.
  • Stream Flow Formation in the Sapta Koshi Basin, Nepal: Glaciers, Snowmelt and Rainfall as Components of Basin Runoff. - The World Bank. (PI). 2015.
  • Impacts of Climate Change and Changes in Socio-economic Structure on Traditional Agriculture and the Development of Sustainable Communities among Indigenous Populations: A Research, Education, and Community Development Initiative between The University of Montana Native American Research Laboratory and Kumaun University in India. - U.S. – India Educational Foundation, Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative (OSI). (U.S. Science Team Member). 2013-2015.

Education

  • Ph.D., Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, 1999
    • Geography with Emphasis in Geomorphology (summa cum laude/with highest honors)
    • Thesis: Late Quaternary Geomorphology and Glaciation in the Eastern Hindu Kush, Chitral, Northern Pakistan
  • M.S., Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, 1992
    • Geography (major), Emphases in Geomorphology, Arid Environments, and International Development Studies
    • Geology (minor), Emphasis in Remote Sensing
    • Biology (minor), Emphasis in Ecotoxicology
    • Thesis: Geomorphology and Geochemistry, Basta Joint Archaeological Project, Southern Jordan

Teaching Experience

DePaul University, Chicago, 2002-2005

  • ENV 200 – Cities and the Environment
  • ENV 202 – Resources, Population, and the Environment
  • ENV 216 – Earth System Science
  • ENV 230 – Global Climate Change
  • GEO 210 – Environmental Conservation
  • GEO 225 – Weather and Climate
  • GEO 243 – Remote Sensing
  • GEO 395 – Landforms and Landscapes

Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, 1995-2000

  • Aerial Photography
  • Field Course: Regional Geography of Berlin and Brandenburg
  • Field Course: Environmental Studies in Low Mountains
  • Field Course: Natural and Cultural Landscapes in Brandenburg
  • Geographical Methods in Regional Studies
  • Methods in Physical Geography: Introduction to Field Work
  • The Physical Environment in Regional Geography

Research Interests

Alpine Cryosphere, Climate and Environmental Change, Geoarcheology, Geographical Information Technology (GIT), Geomorphology, Human-Environment Interactions, Landscape Ecology, Mountain Geography, Natural Hazards and Risks, Quaternary Glaciations, Remote Sensing, River Habitat Assessment, Urban Sustainability.

Professional Experience

Academic Positions and Fellowships

  • 2010-2011, 2012. Institute for Space Sciences and Institute of Geographical Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Experienced Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany. Field of Study: Glacier Monitoring.
  • 2010. Institute of Geography, National University of Mongolia. Research Fellow of the American Center for Mongolian Studies. Field of Study: Glacier Monitoring.
  • 2002-2005. Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences Program, DePaul University, Chicago, U.S.A. Assistant Professor. Field of Study: Quaternary Glacial Geomorphology and Glacier Monitoring; Teaching: Physical Geography and Environmental Sciences.
  • 2001-2002. Department of Geography and Geology, University of Nebraska - Omaha, U.S.A. Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Max Kade Foundation, U.S.A. Field of Study: Glacier Monitoring.
  • 1995-2000. Institute of Geography, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany. Junior Lecturer. Field of Study: Quaternary Glacial Geomorphology; Teaching: Physical, Human and Regional Geography.
  • 1994-1995. Institute for Space Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Junior Scientist. Field of Study: Water Quality of Urban Streams and Lakes Using Airborne Remote Sensing.
  • 1994. Institute of Near Eastern Archaeology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Adjunct Junior Scientist. Field of Study: Geoarcheology.

Consultancy in Environmental Assessment

  • 2015. Stream Flow Formation in the Sapta Koshi Basin, Nepal: Glaciers, Snowmelt and Rainfall as Components of Basin Runoff. GIT Expert. Funded by The World Bank.
  • 2013-2014. Assessing the Role of Glaciers in Stream Flow from the Pamir and Tien Shan Mountains. GIT Expert. Funded by The World Bank.
  • 2011-2012. Hindu Kush-Himalaya-Karakoram (HKH) Glacier Monitoring Project. GIT Expert. Funded by The World Bank.
  • 1999-2001. River Habitat Assessment in Berlin. Project Leader, Informus Inc., Berlin. Funded by the State Office for Urban Development, Environment Protection, and Technology, Federal State of Berlin, Germany.
  • 1999-2000. River Habitat Assessment in Brandenburg. - Funded by the State Office for the Environment, Federal State of Brandenburg, Germany. Project Leader, Informus Inc., Berlin.

Consultancy in Urban and Regional Planning

  • 1992-1994. Central Places in the High Fläming. - Funded by the Federal Ministry for Regional Planning, Building and Urban Development, Germany. Project Team Member, Office for Regional Planning and Development Inc., Berlin.
  • 1992-1994. Model Project Wiesenburg/Fläming. - Funded by the Federal Ministry for Regional Planning, Building and Urban Development, Germany. Project Team Member, Office for Regional Planning and Development Inc., Berlin.

Selected Publications

Forthcoming

  • Kamp, U. (2016): Glaciations. In: The Association of American Geographers (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester.
  • Khan, M.A., S.F. Khan, U. Kamp & L.A. Owen (2016): Landslides associated with earthquakes in Pakistan. In: Singh, R. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards, Taylor & Francis, New York.

Specialized Skills

Cryosphere, Environmental Change, Geomorphology, Mountain Geography, Natural Hazards, Remote Sensing.

Field of Study

Cryosphere, Environmental Change, Geomorphology, GIS/Remote Sensing, Mountain Geography, Natural Hazards.

International Experience

  • Academic positions and fellowships in Germany, Mongolia, and the U.S.
  • Research field campaigns in Algeria, India, Jordan, Lesotho, Mongolia, Pakistan, Peru, South Africa, and Venezuela.

Courses

  • ERTH 303N - Weather and Climate
  • GPHY 111N - Introduction to Physical Geography
  • GPHY 112N - Introduction to Physical Geography Laboratory
  • GPHY 191X - Green Cities for the 21st Century (Global Leadership Initiative, GLI) 
  • GPHY 314 - Global Mountain Environments
  • GPHY 317 - Geomorphology
  • GPHY 385 - Field Techniques
  • GPHY 421 - Sustainable Cities
  • GPHY 504 - Geographical Research
  • GPHY 505 - Research Design

Honors

  • Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany; 08/2010-07/2011; 06-08/2012
  • Fellow, American Center for Mongolian Studies, U.S.A.; 7/2010
  • Fellow, Max Kade Foundation, U.S.A; 02/2001-08/2002

Publications

2015

  • Kamp, U. & C.G. Pan (2015): Inventory of glaciers in Mongolia, derived from Landsat imagery from 1989 to 2011. Geografiska Annaler: Series A. Physical Geography, DOI: 10.1111/geoa.12105.

2014

  • Alford, D., D. Archer, B. Bookhagen, W. Grabs, S. Halvorson, K. Hewitt, W. Immerzeel, U. Kamp & B. Krumwiede (2014): Monitoring Glaciers, Climate, and Runoff in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya Mountains. The World Bank, South Asia Sustainable Development (SASDN), Environment and Water Resources Unit, Report 67668-SAS, 124 pp.
  • Krumwiede, B.S., U. Kamp, G.J. Leonard, A. Dashtseren & M.Walther (2014): Recent glacier changes in the Altai Mountains, western Mongolia: case studies from Tavan Bogd and Munkh Khairkhan. In: Kargel, J.S., M.P. Bishop, A. Kaab & B. Raup (Eds.), Global Land Ice Measurements from Space. Satellite Multispectral Imaging of Glaciers. Praxis-Springer, Berlin, 481-508.
  • Quincey, D., M.P. Bishop, A. Kaab, E. Berthier, B. Flach, T. Bolch, M. Buchroithner, U. Kamp, S.J.S. Khalsa, T. Toutin, U.K. Haritashya, A. Racoviteanu, J.F. Shroder & B. Raup (2014): Digital terrain modeling and glacier topographic characterization. In: Kargel, J.S., M.P. Bishop, A. Kaab & B. Raup (Eds.), Global Land Ice Measurements from Space. Satellite Multispectral Imaging of Glaciers. Praxis-Springer, Berlin, 113-143.
  • Racoviteanu, A., T. Bolch, R. Bhambri, S. Bajracharya, P. Mool, R.K. Chaujar, J. Kargel, G. Leonard, R. Furfaro, A. Kääb, R. Rauenfelder, I. Sossna, U. Kamp, M. Byrne, A.V. Kulkarni, I.M. Baghuna, E. Berthier, Y. Arnaud, M.P. Bishop & J.F. Shroder (2014): Himalayan glaciers (India, Bhutan, Nepal). In: Kargel, J.S., M.P. Bishop, A. Kaab & B. Raup (Eds.), Global Land Ice Measurements from Space. Satellite Multispectral Imaging of Glaciers. Praxis-Springer, Berlin, 549-582.

2013

  • Kamp, U., B.S. Krumwiede, K.G. McManigal, C.G. Pan, M. Walther & A. Dashtseren (2013): The Glaciers of Mongolia. Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) Occasional Papers, 61, 48 pp.
  • Kamp, U., B.S. Krumwiede, K.G. McManigal, M. Walther & A. Dashtseren (2013): Glaciers of Mongolia. In: Williams, R.S., Jr. & J.G. Ferrigno (eds.), State of the Earth's Cryosphere at the Beginning of the 21st Century: Glaciers, Global Snow Cover, Floating Ice, and Permafrost and Periglacial Environments. Satellite Image Atlas of Glaciers of the World, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1386–A, A75 and A128.
  • Kamp, U., K.G. McManigal, A. Dashtseren & M. Walther (2013): Documenting glacial changes between 1910, 1970, 1992 and 2010 in the Turgen Mountains, Mongolian Altai, using repeated photographs, topographic maps and satellite imagery. The Geographical Journal, 179, 248-263.
  • Kamp, U. & L.A. Owen (2013): Polygenetic landscapes. In: Shroder JF, Owen, L.A. (Eds.), Tectonic Geomorphology, Treatise in Geomorphology, 5, Academic Press, San Diego, 370-393.
  • Khan, S.F., U. Kamp & L.A. Owen (2013): Documenting five years of landsliding after the 2005 Kashmir earthquake, using repeat photography. Geomorphology, 197, 45-55.
  • Napieralski, J.A., I. Barr, U. Kamp & M. Kervyn (2013): Remote sensing and GIScience in geomorphological mapping. In: Shroder JF, Bishop, M.P. (Eds.), Remote Sensing and GIScience in Geomorphology, Treatise in Geomorphology, 3, Academic Press, San Diego, 187-227.

2012

  • McManigal, K.G., S.J. Halvorson, N. Wangdi, U. Kamp & T. Wangchuk (2012): An investigation of glacial retreat and impacts on water security in Lunana Valley, Bhutan. Himalaya, 31, 52-54.
  • Roa-Lobo, J.G. & U. Kamp (2012): Using the topographic wetness index (TWI) for the assessment of flood hazard in Trujillo State, Venezuela. Revista Geográfica Venezolana, 53, 109-126. (In Spanish).

2011

  • Copland, L., T. Sylvestre, M.P. Bishop, J.F. Shroder, Y.B. Seong, L.A. Owen, A.B.G. Bush & U. Kamp (2011): Expanded and recently increased glacier surging in the Karakoram. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 43, 503-516.
  • Dortch, J.M., L.A. Owen, M.W. Caffee & U. Kamp (2011): Catastrophic partial drainage of Pangong Tso, Ladakh, northern India and Tibet. Geomorphology, 125, 109-121.
  • Kamp, U. (2011): Environmental conditions and abandonment of settlements in the southern Levant during the Neolithic: the example of Basta, Jordan. Geo-Öko, 31, 127-161.
  • Kamp, U., M. Byrne & T. Bolch (2011): Glacier fluctuations between 1975 and 2008 in the Greater Himalaya Range of Zanskar, southern Ladakh. Journal of Mountain Science, 8, 374-389.
  • Kamp, U. & L.A. Owen (2011): Late Quaternary glaciation of northern Pakistan. In: Ehlers, J., P.L. Gibbard &  P.D. Hughes (Eds.), Quaternary Glaciations: Extent and Chronology, Part IV: A Closer Look. Development in Quaternary Science, 15, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 909-927.
  • Shroder, J.F., L.A. Owen, Y.B. Seong, M.P. Bishop, R.C. Finkel, M.W. Caffee & U. Kamp (2011): The role of mass movements on landscape evolution in the Central Karakoram: discussion and speculation. Quaternary International, 236, 34-47.

2010

  • Bishop, M.P., A.B.G. Bush, L. Copland, U. Kamp, L.A. Owen, Y.B. Seong & J.F.Shroder Jr. (2010): Climate change and mountain topographic evolution in the Central Karakoram, Pakistan. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 100, 772-793.
  • Kamp, U., L.A. Owen, B.J. Growley & G.A. Khattak (2010): Back analysis of landslide susceptibility zonation mapping for the 2005 Kashmir earthquake: an assessment of the reliability of susceptibility zoning maps. Natural Hazards, 54, 1-25.
  • Khattak, G.A., L.A. Owen, U. Kamp & E.L. Harp (2010): Evolution of earthquake-triggered landslides in the Kashmir Himalaya, northern Pakistan. Geomorphology, 115, 102-108.

2009

  • Copland, L., S. Pope, M.P. Bishop, J.F.Shroder, P. Clendon, A. Bush, U. Kamp, Y.B. Seong & L.A. Owen (2009): Glacier velocities across the central Karakoram. Annals of Glaciology, 50, 41-49.
  • Dortch, J.M., L.A. Owen, W. Haneberg, M.W. Caffee, C. Dietsch, U. Kamp (2009): Nature and timing of great landslides in northern India. Quaternary Science Reviews, 28, 1037-1054.
  • Seong, Y.B., M.P. Bishop, A. Bush, P. Clendon, L. Copland, R. Finkel, U. Kamp, L.A. Owen, & J.F. Shroder (2009): Landforms and landscape evolution in the Skardu, Shigar, and Braldu valleys, Central Karakoram Mountains. Geomorphology, 103, 251-267.
  • Seong, Y.B., L.A. Owen, M.W. Caffee, U. Kamp, M.P. Bishop, A. Bush, L. Copland & J.F. Shroder (2009): Rates of basin-wide rockwall retreat in the K2 region of the Central Karakoram defined by 10Be terrestrial cosmogenic nuclides. Geomorphology, 107, 254-262.

2008

  • Kamp, U., B.J. Growley, G.A. Khattak & L.A. Owen (2008): GIS-based landslide susceptibility mapping for the 2005 Kashmir earthquake region. Geomorphology, 101, 631-642.
  • Owen, L.A., U. Kamp, G.A. Khattak, E. Harp, D.K. Keefer & M. Bauer (2008): Landslides triggered by the October 8, 2005, Kashmir earthquake. Geomorphology, 94, 1-9.
  • Roa-Lobo, J.G. & U. Kamp (2008): Digital elevation models (DEMs) from spaceborne systems: an introduction and comparative analyses in the Cordillera of Mérida, Venezuela. Revista Geográfica Venezolana, 49, 11-42. (In Spanish).
  • Seong, Y.B., L.A. Owen, M.P. Bishop, A. Bush, P. Clendon, L. Copland, R. Finkel, U. Kamp & J.F. Shroder (2008): Rates of fluvial bedrock incision within an actively uplifting orogen: Central Karakoram Mountains, northern Pakistan. Geomorphology, 97, 274-286.
  • Seong, Y.B., L.A. Owen, M.P. Bishop, A. Bush, P. Clendon, L. Copland, R. Finkel, U. Kamp & J.F. Shroder (2008): Reply to comments by Matthias Kuhle. (Kuhle, M., 2008. Correspondence on “Quaternary glacier history of the Central Karakoram” by Yeong Bae Seong, Lewis A. Owen, Michael P. Bishop, Andrew Bush, Penny Clendon, Luke Copland, Robert Finkel, Ulrich Kamp and John F. Shroder Jr., Quaternary Science Reviews, 26, 3384-3405). Quaternary Science Reviews, 27, 1656-1658.

2007

  • Bolch, T., M. Buchroithner, A. Kunert & U. Kamp (2007): Automated delineation of debris-covered glaciers based on ASTER data. In: Gomarasca, M.A. (Ed.): GeoInformation in Europe, Proceedings 27th Annual Symposium European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL), June 4-7, 2007, Bozen, Italy, Millpress, Rotterdam, 403-410.
  • Kamp, U., W. Binder & K. Hölzl (2007): River habitat monitoring and assessment in Germany. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 127, 209-226.
  • Seong, Y.B., L.A. Owen, M.P. Bishop, A. Bush, P. Clendon, L. Copland, R. Finkel, U. Kamp & J.F. Shroder (2007): Quaternary glacial history of the Central Karakoram. Quaternary Science Reviews, 26, 3384-3405.

2006

  • Bolch, T. & U. Kamp (2006): Glacier mapping in high mountains using DEMs, Landsat and ASTER data. Proceedings 8th International Symposium on High Mountain Remote Sensing Cartography (HMRSC), March 20-27, 2005, La Paz, Bolivia, Grazer Schriften der Geographie und Raumforschung, 41, Graz, 13-24.
  • Bolch, T., U. Kamp & M. Buchroithner (2006): Glaciers from space: examining new methods for mapping debris-covered glaciers at Mt. Everest, Nepal from space. GeoConnexion International Magazine, 5, 58-59.

2005

  • Bolch, T., U. Kamp & J. Olsenholler (2005): Using ASTER and SRTM DEMs for studying geomorphology and glaciers in high mountain areas. In: Oluic, M. (Ed.): New Strategies for European Remote Sensing, Proceedings 24th Annual Symposium European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL), May 25-27, 2004, Dubrovnik, Croatia, Millpress, Rotterdam, 119-127.
  • Kamp, U., T. Bolch & J. Olsenholler (2005): Geomorphometry of Cerro Sillajhuay (Andes, Chile/Bolivia): comparison of digital elevation models (DEMs) from ASTER remote sensing data and contour maps. Geocarto International, 20, 23-34.
  • Kamp, U., K. Hölzl, A. Köhler, F. Fell & C. Olbert (2005): Stream habitat surveying for river restoration in the City of Berlin, Germany. Geo-Öko, 26, 231-250.

2004

  • Kamp, U. (2004): The Basta Joint Archaeological Project: geomorphological site setting and geochemical results. In: Nissen, H. J., M. Muheisen & H. G. Gebel (Eds.), Basta I, The Human Ecology. Bibliotheca Neolithica Asiae Meridionalis et Occidentalis & Yarmouk University, Monograph of the Faculty of Archaeology and Anthropology, 4, Ex Oriente, Berlin, 53-94.
  • Kamp, U., R. Bock & K. Hölzl (2004): Assessment of river habitat in Brandenburg, Germany. Limnologica, 34,176-186.
  • Kamp, U. & K. Haserodt (2004): Quaternary glaciations in the high mountains of northern Pakistan. In: Ehlers, J. & P.L. Gibbard (Eds.), Quaternary Glaciations: Extent and Chronology, Part III: South America, Asia, Africa, Australasia, Antarctica. Development in Quaternary Science, 2c, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 293-311.
  • Kamp, U., K. Haserodt & J.F. Shroder (2004): Quaternary landscape evolution in the eastern Hindu Kush, Pakistan. Geomorphology, 57, 1-27.

2003

  • Bolch, T. & U. Kamp (2003): Evaluation of digital elevation models from ASTER data for high mountain regions (Cerro Sillajhuay, Chile/Bolivia). Kartographische Nachrichten, 53, 224-230. (In German).
  • Kamp, U., T. Bolch & J. Olsenholler (2003): DEM generation from ASTER satellite data for geomorphometric analysis of Cerro Sillajhuay, Chile/Bolivia. ASPRS 2003 Annual Proceedings, May 5-9, 2003, Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A., 9 pp., CD-ROM.

2002

  • Kamp, U., F. Fell, C. Olbert & R. Bock (Editor: Department of Environment, Federal State of Brandenburg) (2002): Stream Habitat Survey in Brandenburg. Studien- und Tagungsberichte, Schriftenreihe des Landesumweltamtes Brandenburg, 37, Potsdam, 42 pp. (In German).
  • Kamp, U. & K. Haserodt (2002): Quaternary glaciations in the Hindu Kush, Karakoram, and West-Himalaya, Pakistan: an overview. Eiszeitalter und Gegenwart, 51, 93-113. (In German).
  • Owen, L.A., U. Kamp, J.Q. Spencer & K. Haserodt (2002): Timing and style of Late Quaternary glaciations in the eastern Hindu Kush, Chitral, northern Pakistan: a review and revision of the glacial chronology based on new optically stimulated luminescence dating. Quaternary International, 97/98, 41-55.

2001

  • Bishop, M.P., R. Bonk, U. Kamp & J.F. Shroder (2001): Terrain analysis and data modeling for alpine glacier mapping. Polar Geography, 25, 182-201.
  • Kamp, U. (2001): Late Quaternary terraces and valley development in Chitral, eastern Hindu Kush. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, 45, 453-475. (In German).
  • Kamp, U. (2001): Late Quaternary glaciation in Chitral, eastern Hindu Kush, Pakistan. Zeitschrift für Gletscherkunde und Glazialgeologie, 37, 81-106. (In German).
  • Olbert, C., U. Kamp & M. Schaale (2001): Optimizing of targets for water samples using remote sensing data analysed by neural networks. Geocarto International, 16, 43-51.

1999

  • Kamp, U. (1999): Late Quaternary Geomorphology and Glaciations in the Eastern Hindu Kush, Chitral, Pakistan. Berliner Geographische Studien, 50, Berlin, 254 pp. (In German).

1998

  • Komoll, A. & U. Kamp (1998): Formal and general knowledge and its effects on regional development and society in Chitral, Pakistani Hindu Kush. Die Erde, 129, 285-299. (In German).

1997

  • Kamp, U., C. Olbert, M. Schaale & J. Fischer (1997): Environmental monitoring with airborne remote sensing and neuronal networks. Geo-Öko, 18, 41-60. (In German).