Peer reviewed publications, scientific publications, PhD theses, books and book chapters written by researchers at the University of Amsterdam, on or relevant to Vorarlberg and Liechtenstein, are listed below. RFASE and its precursor AGRG (Alpine Geomorphology Research Group at the University of Amsterdam) were involved in many of these studies. For information please contact: Harry Seijmonsbergen at or Mat De Jong at

Peer reviewed publications

AGUIRRE-GUTIERREZ, J., A.C. SEIJMONSBERGEN & J.F. DUIVENVOORDEN (2012): Optimizing land cover classification accuracy for change detection, a combined pixel-based and object-based approach in a mountainous area in Mexico. Applied Geography, 34, 29-37.

ANDERS, N.S., A.C. SEIJMONSBERGEN & W. BOUTEN (2009): Modelling channel incision and alpine hillslope development using laser altimetry data. Geomorphology, 113, 35-46.

ANDERS, N.S., A.C. SEIJMONSBERGEN & W. BOUTEN (2011): Segmentation optimization and stratified object-based analysis for semi-automated geomorphological mapping. Remote Sensing of Environment 115, 2976-2985.

ANDERS, N.S., A.C. SEIJMONSBERGEN & W. BOUTEN (2013): Geomorphological change detection using object-based feature extraction from multi-temporal lidar data. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 10 (6), 1587-1591.

ASSELEN, S. VAN & A.C. SEIJMONSBERGEN (2006): Expert-driven semi-automated geomorphological mapping for a mountainous area using a laser DTM. Geomorphology, 78, 309-320.

CAMMERAAT, E.C., L.W.S. DE GRAAFF, J.K. KWADIJK & J. RUPKE (1987): On the origin of debris pillars in the Alps of Vorarl­berg. Zeitschr. f. Geomorph. N.F., 31-1, 85‑100.

CASTEL, I.I.Y. (1984): Untersuchungen zur spätglazialen und holozänen Vegetationsgeschichte im Bereich der ausseren Jungendmoränen bei Bad Waldsee (Baden-Wurtemberg), BRD. Flora 175, 91-101.

CASTEL, I.I.Y. & H.M.P. STOLTENBERG (1985): On the presence of heavy minerals in Southern Germany derived from a Late-Glacial Laacher See eruption. Zeitschr. f. Geomorph. N.F., 29-3, 347-352.

DORREN, L.K.A. & A.C. SEIJMONSBERGEN (2003): Comparison of three GIS-based models for predicting rockfall runout zones at a regional scale. Geomorphology, 56, Issues 1-2, 49-64.

DORREN, L.K.A., B. MAIER & A.C. SEIJMONSBERGEN (2003): Improved Landsat-based forest mapping in steep mountainous terrain using object-based classification. Forest Ecology and Management, Vol. 183, Issues 1-3, 31-46.

DORREN, L.K.A., F. BERGER, A. C. IMESON, B. MAIER & F. REY (2004): Integrity, stability and management of protection forests in the European Alps. Forest Ecology and Management, Vol. 195, Issues 1-2, 165-176.

DORREN, L.K.A., B. MAIER, U.S. PUTTERS & A.C. SEIJMONSBERGEN (2004): Combining field and modelling techniques to assess rockfall dynamics on a protection forest hillslope in the European Alps. Geomorphology, 57, Issues 3-4, 151-167.

GELDER, G. VAN, L.W.S. DE GRAAFF & E. SCHURINK (1990): Subglacial consolidation of fine‑grained stratified sediments: A neglected tool in reconstructing ice-thickness in Pleistocene valley glaciers. Arctic and Alpine Research, Vol. 22, No.4, 329-340.

GRAAFF, L.W.S. DE (1989): Coastal changes near Puttalam and the Mi Oya lagoonal delta, NW Sri Lanka. Zeitschr. f. Geomorph. N.F., Suppl-Bd.73, 87-109.

GRAAFF, L.W.S. DE (1996): The fluvial factor in the evolution of alpine valleys and of ice-marginal topography in Vorarlberg (W-Austria) during the Upper Pleistocene and Holocene. Zeitschr. f. Geomorph. N.F., Suppl-Bd. 104, 129-159.

GRAAFF, L.W.S. DE, M.G.G. DE JONG, J. RUPKE & J. VERHOFSTAD (1987): A geomorphological mapping system at scale 1:10,000 for mountainous areas. Zeitschr. f. Geomorph. N.F., 31-2, 229‑242.

GUSTAVSSON, M., E. KOLSTRUP & A.C.SEIJMONSBERGEN (2006): A new symbol-and-GIS-based detailed geomorphological mapping system: Renewal of a scientific discipline for understanding landscape development. Geomorphology, 77, Issues 1-2, 90 -111.

GUSTAVSSON, M., A.C. SEIJMONSBERGEN & E. KOLSTRUP (2008): Structure and contents of a new geomorphological GIS database linked to a geomorphological map – With an example from Liden, central Sweden. Geomorphology, 95, 335-349.

JONG, M.G.G. DE (1993): On the relation between subglacial tills and the substratum in western Allgäu (Germany). Eiszeitalt. u. Gegenw., 43, 44-52.

JONG, M.G.G. DE & J.K. KWADIJK (1988): Fossil rock glaciers in central Vorarlberg, Austria. Arctic and Alpine Research, Vol. 20, No.­1, 86-96.

JONG, M.G.G. DE & M. RAPPOL (1983): Ice‑marginal debris‑flow deposits in western Allgäu, SW-Germany. Boreas, 12, 57‑70.

JONG, M.G.G. DE, J. RUPKE & M. RAPPOL (1982): Sedimentology and geomorphology of drumlins in Western Allgäu, southern West Germany. Boreas, 11, 37-45.

JONG, M.G.G. DE, A.C. SEIJMONSBERGEN & L.W.S. DE GRAAFF (2019): In search of stratigraphic subdivision of the period 8-0 ka in Greenland ice cores. Polish Polar Research, 40, 2, 55-77, DOI:10.24425/ppr.2019.128367

JONG, M.G.G. DE, L.W.S. DE GRAAFF, A.C. SEIJMONSBERGEN & A.R. BOEHM (2011): Correlation of Greenland ice-core isotope profiles and the terrestrial record of the Alpine Rhine glacier for the period 32-15 ka. Clim. Past Discuss., 7, 4335-4373, 2011.

JONG, M.G.G. DE, S.D. NIO, A.R. BOEHM, A.C. SEIJMONSBERGEN & L.W.S. DE GRAAFF (2009): Resolving climate change in the period 15-23 ka in Greenland ice cores: a new application of spectral trend analysis. Terra Nova, 21, 137-143.

JONG, M.G.G. DE, H.P. STERK, S. SHINNEMAN & A.C. SEIJMONSBERGEN (2021): Hierarchical geomorphological mapping in mountainous areas. Journal of Maps, 17:2, 214-224, DOI:10.1080/17445647.2021.1897047

MOURIK, J.M.VAN, A.C. SEIJMONSBERGEN, R.T. SLOTBOOM & J. WALLINGA (2012): Impact of human land use on soils and landforms in cultural landscapes on aeolian sandy substrates (Maashorst, SE Netherlands). Quaternary International, 265, 74-89, DOI:10.1016/j.quaint.2011.06.053

RAPPOL, M. & K. VAN GIJSSEL (1988): Sedimentary petrography of glacial deposits in the Rotach valley, western Allgäu, Southern Germany. Eiszeitalt. u. Gegenw., 38, 52-68.

RUPKE, J. (Ed.), E.C. CAMMERAAT,  A.C. SEIJMONSBERGEN & C.J. VAN WESTEN (1988) in cooperation with B. STÜRM, Sankt Gallen): Engineering Geomorphology of the Widentobel Catchment, Appenzell and Sankt Gallen, Switzerland. A geomorphological inventory system applied to geotechnical appraisal of slope stability (including maps and profiles 1:2,500). Engin. Geol­ogy, 26, 33‑68.

SEIJMONSBERGEN, A.C. (1999): The influence of neo-tectonics on river patterns in Bangladesh; a preliminary study based on Landsat MSS imagery. Geologie & Mijnbouw, 77 (7), 129-135.

SEIJMONSBERGEN, A.C., M.P. WONING, P.N.W. VERHOEF & L.W.S. DE GRAAFF (2005): The failure mechanism of a Late Glacial Sturzstrom in the Subalpine Molasse (Leckner Valley, Vorarlberg, Austria). Elsevier, Geomorphology, 66, Issues 1-4, 277-286.

SEIJMONSBERGEN, A.C. & L.W.S. DE GRAAFF (2006): Geomorphological mapping and geophysical profiling for the evaluation of natural hazards in an alpine catchment. Natural Hazards and Earth System Science Volume 6, Issue 2, 185-193.

SEIJMONSBERGEN, A.C., J. SEVINK, L.H. CAMMERAAT & J. RECHARTE (2010): A potential geoconservation map of the Las Lagunas area, northern Peru. Environmental Geoconservation, 37 (2), 107-115.

TOVAR, C., J.F. DUIVENVOORDEN, I. SANCHEZ-VEGA & A.C. SEIJMONSBERGEN (2012): Recent changes in patch characteristics and plant communities in the jalca grasslands of the Peruvian Andes. Biotropica, 44 (3), 321-330, DOI:10.1111/j.1744-7429.2011.00820.x

TOVAR, C., A.C. SEIJMONSBERGEN & J.F. DUIVENVOORDEN (2013): Monitoring land use and land cover change in mountain regions: An example in the Jalca grasslands of the Peruvian Andes. Landscape and Urban Planning, 112, 40-49. doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2012.12.003

VERHOFSTAD, J. (1985): Two glacier generations in the central Alps separated by a radical change in valley pattern. Zeitschr. f. Geomorph. N.F., 29-2, 169-182.

WESTEN, C.J. VAN & A.C. SEIJMONSBERGEN & F. MANTOVANI (2000): Comparing Landslide Hazard Maps. Natural Hazards, 137-158.

Scientific publications

CAMMERAAT, E.C. & M. RAPPOL (1987): On the relationship of bedrock lithology and grain size distribution of till in the Western Allgäu (West-Germany) and Vorarlberg (Austria). Jb. Geologi­schen Bundesanstalt, 130/4, 383-389.

DIJKE, J.J. VAN & C.J. VAN WESTEN (1990): Rockfall hazard: a geomor­phologic application of neighbourhood analysis with ILWIS. ITC Journal 1990-1, 40-44.

DORREN, L.K.A. & B. MAIER (2001): GIS-basierte Felssturz-Modellierung auf regionalem Maßstab im Montafon (Vorarlberg, Österreich. Vorarlb. Natursch., Forschen u. Entdecken, B. 9, 227-236.

GRAAFF, L.W.S. DE (1988): Landscape-genetic studies outside the Netherlands. In: DIETVORST, A.G.J. & F.J.P.M. KWAAD (Eds.): Geographical research in the Netherlands. Nederlandse Geografische Studies 64, K.N.A.G., 71-85.

GRAAFF, L.W.S. DE (1992): Zur Morpho- und Chronostratigraphie des Oberen Würm in Vorarlberg. Jb. Geologischen Bundesanstalt, 135/4, 809-824.

GRAAFF, L.W.S. DE (1992): Zur Altersbestimmung eines Mammut-Stoßzahns (Kiesgrube Hochwacht) und ihre Bedeutung für die morphostratigra­phische Einstufung der Quartärablagerungen zwischen Bregenz und Langen. Schriften des Vorarlberger Landesmuseums, Bregenz, Reihe A, Landsch. gesch. u. Archäologie Bd.5: Archäologie im Gebirge, 23-28.

GRAAFF, L.W.S. DE (1993): Das Quartär in Vorarlberg: Die Eiszeitlichen Prozesse und die Morphostratigraphie der letzten Talvergletscherung. Jber. Mitt. oberrhein. geol. Ver. N.F., 75, 325-363.

GRAAFF, L.W.S. DE (1995): The Alpine Rhine Glacier and climate during the Upper Würm. Terra Nostra, Schriften der Alfred-Wegener Stiftung 2/95, Bonn.

GRAAFF, L.W.S. DE (1996): Der fluviale Faktor bei der Entwicklung alpiner Täler und der Eisrand-Topographie in Vorarlberg (W-Österreich) während des Oberen Pleistozäns und des Holozäns. Jb. Vorarlb. Landesmuseumsverein, Freunde der Landeskunde 1997, 21-53.

GRAAFF, L.W.S. DE & M.G.G. DE JONG (1995): Notes on the Alpine Rhine Glacier and the Chronostrati-graphy of the Upper Würm. In: HERNGREEN, G.F.W.& L. VAN DER VALK (Eds.): Neogene and Quaternary palaeoecology: a farewell to Waldo H. Zagwijn. Meded. Rijks Geol. Dienst 52, Haarlem, 317-330.

GRAAFF, L.W.S. DE & J. RUPKE (1979): De glaciale en fluviatiele ontwikkeling van het Bregenzerwald (Vorarlberg, Oostenrijk) aan het einde van de laatste ijstijd. Geografisch Tijdschr. Nwe reeks XIII/4, 260-278.

GRAAFF, L.W.S. DE & A. KLAASSE BOS (1984): Ervaringen met fysisch geografisch leeronderzoek. Een post-academische cursus aan de Universiteit van Colombo, Sri Lanka. Geogr. Tijdschr. Nwe reeks XVIII/2, 134-145.

GRAAFF, L.W.S. DE, W.J. KUIJPER & R.T. SLOTBOOM (1989): Die Schlussvereisung und die spätglaziale Entwicklung des Moorgebie­tes Gas­serplatz, Feldkirch‑Göfis, Vorarlberg. Jb. Geologischen Bundesanstalt, 132/2, 397-413.

GRAAFF, L.W.S. DE, W.J. KUIJPER & R.T. SLOTBOOM (1994): Das Moorgebiet Gasserplatz im Pleistozän: 3000 Jahre Biotopentwicklung und Klimageschichte nach der Schlußvereisung. Jb. Vorarlb. Landesmuseumsvereins 1994, Bregenz, 9-30.

GRAAFF, L.W.S. DE, A. RODES, R. PALLAS SERA, N.S. ANDERS, A.C. SEIJMONSBERGEN & M.G.G. DE JONG (2023): 10Be age datings of Late Würmian erratics from Vorarlberg (Austria) and southern Germany. inatura – Forschung online, 106, 8 S.

GRAAFF, L.W.S. DE & A.C. SEIJMONSBERGEN (2001): Postglacial landslides and their impact on Pleistocene lake floor deposits in the Balderschwang Valley as witnessed by geomorphological, sedimentological and geophysical evidence. Vorarlb. Natursch., Forschen u. Entdecken, B. 9, 237-251.

JONG, M.G.G. DE, L.W.S. DE GRAAFF & J. RUPKE (1995): Der Eisabbau im Vorderen Bregenzerwald und in Nachbargebieten (Vorarlberg, Österreich; Bayern, Deutschland) nach dem letzteiszeitlichen Eishochstand. Jb. Geologischen Bundesanstalt, 138/1, 27-54 (mit Anlagen).

MOURIK, J.M. VAN, R.T. SLOTBOOM, J. VAN DER PLICHT, H.J. STREURMAN, W.J. KUIJPER, W.Z. HOEK & L.W.S. DE GRAAFF (2013): Geochronology of Betula extensions in pollen diagrams of Alpine Late-glacial lake deposits; a case study of the Late-glacial deposits of the Gasserplatz soil archives (Vorarlberg, Austria). Quaternary International, 306, 3-13.

RUPKE, J. & M.G.G. DE JONG (1983): Slope collapse destroying ice‑marginal topography in the Walgau (Vorarlberg, Austria). Materialien zur Physiogeographie, Heft 5, 33‑41.

SEIJMONSERBERGEN, A.C., M.G.G. DE JONG & L.W.S. DE GRAAFF 2009: A method for the identification and assessment of significance of geomorphosites in Vorarlberg (Austria), supported by Geographical Information Systems. Memorie Descrittive della Carta Geologica d’Italia LXXXVII, 163-172.

SMIT SIBINGA, G.L. (1956): Geomorphologische und glazialgeologische Untersuchungen in Vorarlberg. Jb. Vorarlb. Landesmuseumsvereins, Bregenz, 95-98. STAKENBORG, J.H.T. (1986): Digitizing alpine morphology. A digital terrain model based on a geomorphologic map for computer assisted applied mapping. ITC-Journal, 1986-4, 299-306.

PhD theses

ANDERS, N.S. (2013): Modeling alpine geomorphology using laser altimetry data. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Amsterdam, 143 pp.

BIK, M.J.J. (1960): Zur Geomorphologie und Glazialgeologie des Fröhdisbach- und Mühltobels in Vorarlberg (Österreich). Disserta­tion, Universität von Amsterdam, 175 pp.

DORREN, L.K.A. (2003): Mountain Geo-ecosystems – GIS modelling of rockfall and protection forest structure. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Amsterdam, 162 pp.

HAAGSMA, K. (1974): Geomorfologische en glaciaal‑geologische onderzoekingen in de Walgau. Dissertatie Geologisch Instituut Universiteit Leiden, 165 pp.

JONG, M.G.G. DE (1983): Quaternary deposits and landforms of the western Allgäu (Germany) and the deglaciation after the last major Pleistocene ice advance. Ph.D. Thesis, Publ. nr. 36 Fys. Geogr. & Bodemk. Lab., University of Amsterdam, 186 pp.

NOORD, H. VAN (1996): The role of geomorphological information in ecological forest site typology in mountainous areas; a methodological study in the E-Rätikon and NW-Montafon mountains (Vorarlberg, Austria). Ph.D. Thesis, University of Amsterdam, 185 pp., incl. 5 maps.

RAPPOL, M. (1983): Glacigenic properties of till. Studies in glacial sedimentology from the Allgäu Alps and the Nether­lands. Ph.D. Thesis, Publ. nr. 34 Fys. Geogr. & Bodemk. Lab., Univiversity of Amster­dam, 225 pp.

SEIJMONSBERGEN, A.C. (1992): Geomorphological evolution of an alpine area and its application to geotechnical and natural hazard appraisal in the NW. Rätikon mountains and S. Walgau (Vorarlberg, Austria) (including map series at 1:10,000 scale). PhD. Thesis, University of Amsterdam, 109 pp.

SMIT SIBINGA-LOKKER, C. (1965): Beiträge zur Geomorphologie und Glazialgeologie des Einzuggebietes der Dornbirner Ache (Vorarl­berg, Österreich). Ph.D. Thesis, Publ. nr. 7. Fys. Geogr. & Bodemk. Lab., University of Amsterdam, 150 pp.

Books / book chapters

CAMMERAAT, L.H., A.C. SEIJMONSBERGEN, J. SEVINK, Y.P.G. HOOGZAAD, W.S STOOPS, S.J. DE VET, M.E. DE VRIES, M. VAN VEELEN, H.A. WEILER, N. WEISS, I. SANCHEZ-VEGA, F. CHUNGA-CASTRO & M. RONCAL-RABANAL (2014): Calidad del agua en relación con las propiedades del geoecosistema: Un estudio de caso de una zona de jalca cerca de Cajamarca. In: CUESTA, F., J. SEVINK, L.D. LLAMBI, B. DE BIEVRE & J. POSNER (Eds.), Avances en investigación para la conservación de los páramos andinos, 265-284. Lima: CONDESAN.

GRAAFF, L.W.S. DE (1986): Massabewegingen. In: JUNGERIUS, P.D., E.A. KOSTER & F.J.P.M. KWAAD (Eds.), Fysische Geografie, 50-61.

GRAAFF, L.W.S. DE, M.G.G. DE JONG & A.C. SEIJMONSBERGEN (2007): Landschaftsentwicklung und Quartär. In: FRIEBE, J.G. (Ed.), Vorarlberg. Geologie der Österreichischen Bundesländer. Geologischen Bundesanstalt, Wien, Austria, 21-32.

KRIEG, W. & J. VERHOFSTAD (1986): Gestein und Form, Landschaften in Vorarlberg. Hecht Verlag, Dornbirn, 209 pp.

MOSSELMAN, E., M. HUISINK, E. KOOMEN & A.C. SEIJMONSBERGEN (1995): Morphological changes in a large braided sand-bed river. In: HICKIN, E.J. (Ed.), River Geomorphology , 235-247. Chichester, England: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

MOURIK, J.M., A.C. SEIJMONSBERGEN & B. JANSEN (2012): Geochronology of soils and landforms in cultural landscapes on aeolian sandy substrates, based on radiocarbon and optically stimulated luminescence dating (Weert, SE-Netherlands). In: DANUTA MICHALSKA NAWROCKA (Ed.), Radiometric Dating, 75-114. Rijeka, Croatia: In Tech.

SEIJMONSBERGEN, A.C. (2013): The Modern Geomorphological Map. In: Switzer, A.D. & D. KENNEDY (Eds.), Treatise on Geomorphology, Vol. 14.4  Methods in Geomorphology. Elsevier, 35-52.

SEIJMONSBERGEN, A.C., T. HENGL, N.S. ANDERS (2011): Semi-automated identification and extraction of geomorphological features using digital elevation data. In: SMITH, M.J., P. PARON & J.S. GRIFFITHS (Eds.), Geomorphological mapping: methods and applications. Elsevier, London, 297-335.

SEIJMONSBERGEN, A.C., M.G.G. DE JONG, L.W.S. DE GRAAFF & N.S. ANDERS (2014): Geodiversität von Vorarlberg und Liechtenstein. Geodiversity of Vorarlberg and Liechtenstein. Zürich, Bristol-Stiftung; Bern Haupt. 304 S. 5 maps.

SEIJMONSBERGEN, A.C., M.G.G. DE JONG, B. HAGENDOORN, J.G.B. OOSTERMEIJER & K.F. RIJSDIJK (2018): Geodiversity mapping in alpine areas. In: HOORN, C., A.L. PERRIGO & A. ANTONELLI (Eds.), Mountains, climate and biodiversity. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ, 155-170.

SIMONS, A.L. (1985): Geomorphologische und glazialgeologische Untersuchungen in Vorarlberg, Österreich. Vorarlberger Landes­museum, Bregenz, 165 pp.

STEGER, S., E. SCHMALZ, A.C. SEIJMONSBERGEN & T. GLADE, T. (2022): The Walgau: A landscape shaped by landslides. In: EMBLETON-HAMANN, C. (Ed.), Landscapes and landforms of Austria, 237-251. Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

TOVAR, C., A.C. SEIJMONSBERGEN & J.F. DUIVENVOORDEN (2014): Cambio en el uso del suelo/cobertura y los patrones de configuración espacial de la jalca peruana entre 1987 y 2007. In: CUESTA, F., J. SEVINK, L.D. LLAMBI, B. DE BIEVRE & J. POSNER (Eds.), Avances en investigación para la conservación de los páramos andinos, 351-373. Lima: CONDESAN.