Ingo Hartmeyer


Mag. rer. nat

Ph.D. Student

Department of Geography and Geology

University of Salzburg

Hellbrunnerstraße 34

5020 Salzburg


Room No.:

Phone: +43 664 8096 5891


  • Mountain Permafrost Distribution and Dynamics
  • Periglacial Geomorphology (Focus on Frost Weathering)
  • Terrestrial Laserscanning
  • Risk Analysis for High-Alpine Rockfall



  • Keuschnig, M., Krautblatter, M., Hartmeyer, I., Fuss, C., and Schrott, L. (2016) Automated Electrical Resistivity Tomography Testing for Early Warning in Unstable Permafrost Rock Walls Around Alpine Infrastructure. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, doi: 10.1002/ppp.1916.
  • Keuschnig, M., I. Hartmeyer, G. Höfer-Öllinger, A. Schober, M. Krautblatter, Schrott L. (2015): Permafrost-Related Mass Movements: Implications from a Rock Slide at the Kitzsteinhorn, Austria. In book: Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 1, Chapter: 48, Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Editors: Giorgio Lollino, Andrea Manconi, John Clague, Wei Shan, Marta Chiarle, pp.255-259.
  • Hartmeyer I., Keuschnig M., Otto J.C., Schrott L. (2013): Adapting to Climate Change in a High Mountain Environment: Developing a Monitoring Expert System for Hazardous Rock Walls. In: Filho W. L. (Ed.): Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management, Springer Heidelberg New York, pp 499-512.
  • Hartmeyer I., Keuschnig, M., Schrott L. (2012): Long-term monitoring of permafrost-affected rock faces – A scale-oriented approach for the investigation of ground thermal conditions in alpine terrain, Kitzsteinhorn, Austria. Austrian Journal of Earth Science, Vol. 105/2, pp. 128-139.
  • Keuschnig M., Hartmeyer I., Otto J.C., Schrott L. (2011): A new permafrost and mass movement monitoring test site in the Eastern Alps – Concept and first results of the MOREXPERT project. Managing Alpine Future II - Inspire and drive sustainable mountain regions. Proceedings of the Innsbruck Conference, November 21-23, 2011. (= IGF-Forschungsberichte 4). Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften: Wien.
  • Hartmeyer I., Keuschnig M., Otto J.-C., Schrott L. (2011): Adapting to climate change in a high mountain environment – Developing a monitoring expert system for hazardous rock walls. Climate 2011, Online Conference.

Personal Information


  • Date of Birth: July 28th, 1983
  • Place of Birth: Oberpullendorf, Burgenland
  • Nationality: Austrian




10/2010 – present University of Salzburg, Department of Geography and Geology

  • PhD thesis (in progress): ‘Spatio-temporal relationship between glacier retreat and the occurrence of rock fall events in a high-alpine environment, Kitzsteinhorn, Hohe Tauern Range’


03/2005 – 10/2010 University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

  • Specialization: Mountain risk engineering, natural hazard analysis


10/2001 – 04/2008 University of Vienna, Department of Geography

  • Focus: Geomorphology, Natural Hazards
  • Master thesis: ‘Sediment budget of a proglacial sandur, Hohe Tauern Range, Austria’
  • Graduation with distinction (April 15th, 2008), Academic Degree: Mag.rer.nat


09/1993 – 05/2001 BRG 14 Goethegymnasium (Secondary School), Vienna


09/1989 – 06/1993 Volksschule Hadersdorf (Primary School), Vienna



Professional Experience


10/2016 – present GEORESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH

  • Project management in Research Area GEO
  • Main research areas: Mountain Permafrost, Rockfall, Risk Analysis


10/2010 – 03/2017 alpS – Centre for Climate Change Adaptation, Innsbruck & University of Salzburg, Department of Geography and Geology

  • Establishment and maintenance of a high mountain research site for long-term monitoring of bedrock permafrost and rockfall
  • National and international representation of the MOREXPERT project
  • Development and adaptation of innovative rock temperature measurement technologies


06/2008 – 08/2009 Alpinfra – Engineering Competence GmbH, Salzburg

  • Natural hazard analysis: rockfall mapping, debris flow hazard assessment
  • Risk management: mitigation concepts, evaluation of structural protection measures