Associate Professor of Geography
Co-Coordinator, Physical Geography Option
Coordinator, Physical Geography Laboratory (including all field equipment)
Co-Director and Faculty Member, Interdisciplinary Minor in Mountain Studies
Faculty Member, Interdisciplinary Minor in Climate Change Studies
Faculty Member, Institute on the Environment (MS & PhD in Systems Ecology)
Dr. Ulrich Kamp received his Ph.D. in Geography with an emphasis on Geomorphology from the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, in 1999. In the following years, he had positions at Freie Universität Berlin, University of Nebraska – Omaha, and DePaul University in Chicago before joining The University of Montana in 2005. Dr. Kamp’s research is mainly on alpine geomorphology and glaciology, particularly Quaternary and recent glacial change including glacier monitoring using GIT. He carried out fieldwork in the mountains of South and Central Asia, and in the Rocky Mountains and the Andes. He has also a strong interest in geoarcheology and urban sustainability.
Spring 2014: M 3-4, W 2-3, and by appointment.
Field Of Study:
Cryosphere, Environmental Change, Geomorphology, Mountain Geography, Natural Hazards.
Alpine Cryosphere, Climate and Environmental Change, Geoarcheology, Geographical Information Technology (GIT), Geomorphology, Human-Environment Interactions, Landscape Character Assessment, Landscape Ecology, Mountain Geography, Natural Hazards and Risks, Quaternary Glaciations, River Habitat Assessment, Urban Sustainability.
Active Research Projects
Monitoring of Glaciers in the Mongolian Altai Mountains. GLIMS Regional Center for Mongolia. - (Co-Director of Regional Center).
Assessing the Role of Glaciers in Stream Flow from the Pamir and Tien Shan Mountains. - The World Bank. (Co-PI).
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).
ERTH 303N - Weather and Climate
GPHY 111N - Introduction to Physical Geography
GPHY 112 - 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
Active Graduate Student Projects
Craig Koller: Geopolitics of Humanitarian Aid to Kashmir following the 2005 Earthquake.
Shane Thurlo: Water Resources and the Transformation of Society in Ladakh, India: The Case Study of Stok.
William Klaczynski: On the Map, But Off the Grid: Life Along the North Fork of the Flathead.
Ph.D., Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, 1999
Geography with Emphasis in Geomorphology (summa cum laude)
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
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
Field Class, Regional Geography: Berlin and Brandenburg
Field Class, Physical and Cultural Geography: Environmental Studies in Low Mountains
Field Class, Physical and Cultural Geography: 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
Global Land Ice Measurements from Space (GLIMS)
Co-Director of the Regional Center for Mongolia together with National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar
Steward for the Regional Center for Southwestern Asia (Afghanistan, Pakistan) at University of Nebraska – Omaha
Steward for the Regional Center for South Asia (Bhutan, India, Nepal) at ICIMOD in Kathmandu
American Association of Geographers (AAG)
American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS)
High Mountain Remote Sensing Cartography (HMRSC)
Montana Geographic Alliance
Mountain Forum (MF)
National Geographic Society
Assessing the Role of Glaciers in Stream Flow from the Pamir and Tien Shan Mountains. - Funded by The World Bank. GIT Expert, 2013-2014.
Hindu Kush-Himalaya-Karakoram (HKH) Glacier Monitoring Project. - Funded by The World Bank. GIT Expert, 2011-2012.
River Habitat Assessment in Berlin. - Funded by the State Office for Urban Development, Environment Protection, and Technology, Federal State of Berlin, Germany. Project Leader, Informus Inc., Berlin, 1999-2001.
River Habitat Assessment in Brandenburg. - Funded by the State Office for the Environment, Federal State of Brandenburg, Germany. Project Leader, Informus Inc., Berlin, 1999-2000.
Urban and Regional Planning
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, 1992-1994.
Institute for Space Sciences and Institute for Geographical Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.
2010-2011, 2012. Experienced Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany. Field of Study: Glacier Monitoring.
Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences Program, DePaul University, Chicago, U.S.A.
2002-2005. Assistant Professor. Field of Study: Quaternary Glacial Geomorphology and Glacier Monitoring; Teaching: Physical Geography and Environmental Sciences.
Department of Geography and Geology, University of Nebraska - Omaha, U.S.A.
2001-2002. Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Max Kade Foundation, U.S.A. Field of Study: Glacier Monitoring.
Institute of Geography, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany.
1995-2000. Junior Lecturer. Field of Study: Quaternary Glacial Geomorphology; Teaching: Physical, Human and Regional Geography.
Institute for Space Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.
1994-1995. Junior Scientist. Field of Study: Water Quality of Urban Streams and Lakes Using Airborne Remote Sensing.
Institute of Near Eastern Archaeology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.
1994. Adjunct Junior Scientist. Field of Study: Geoarcheology.
Institute for Geographical Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.
1990-1992. Research Assistant in Geoarcheology and in Limnology.
Field campaigns in Algeria, India, Jordan, Lesotho, Mongolia, Pakistan, Peru, South Africa, and Venezuela.
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
Work in Progress and Work in Review
Kamp, U.: Glaciations. In: The Association of American Geographers (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester.
Kamp, U. & C.G. Pan: First glacier inventory for Mongolia, derived from Landsat imagery from 1989-2011. Remote Sensing of Environment.
Khan, M.A., S.F. Khan, U. Kamp & L.A. Owen: Landslides associated with earthquakes in Pakistan. In: Singh, R. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards, Taylor & Francis, New York.
Krumwiede, B.S., U. Kamp, G.J. Leonard, J.S. Kargel, A. Dashtseren & M.Walther (2014): Recent glacier changes in the Mongolian Altai Mountains: case studies from Munkh Khairkhan and Tavan Bogd. 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, 113-144.
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.
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.
Kamp, U., B.J. Growley, G.A. Khattak & L.A. Owen (2012): GIS-based landslide susceptibility mapping for the 2005 Kashmir earthquake region. Chinese translation of the original paper in: Geomorphology, 2008, 101, 631-642.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kamp, U. (1999): Late Quaternary Geomorphology and Glaciations in the Eastern Hindu Kush, Chitral, Pakistan. Berliner Geographische Studien, 50, Berlin, 254 pp. (In German).
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).
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).