Ulrich Kamp

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Ulrich Kamp

Professor

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On sabbatical assignment leave during 2015/2016. Please contact via email.

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

Courses Taught

  • 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

Teaching Experience

Sichuan University, China, July 2015 (Invited)

  • Green Cities for the 21st Century
  • Sustainable Transportation

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.

Field of Study

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

Affiliations

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

Specialized Skills

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

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.

International Experience

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

Honors / Awards

  • 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

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.