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Dr. Birgit Schwabe

  • Job title: Studien-Service-Center / alle Geographie-Studiengänge
  • Organization: Department Geographie und Geowissenschaften
  • Working group: Department of Geography
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-25791
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-22013
  • Email: birgit.schwabe@fau.de
  • Website:
  • Address:
    Wetterkreuz 15
    91058 Erlangen
    Room 02.059
  • office hours:
    Weekly Tue, Thu, 13:00 - 15:00, Room 2.052, during lecture time; not on May 07 and 21, not on July 02 and 04
    Weekly Thu, 09:00 - 11:00, Room 2.052, during lecture-free time

since 2008

research assistant at the Institute of Geography

  • information and advice center Geography (SSC)
  • academic counseller

2014

  • Dr. rer. nat,  at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg: ‘Disturbances of the Vegetation caused by geomorphological Processes in an Alpine Valley, Reintal, Wetterstein Mountains (Bavaria)’, PhD thesis;  PDF 

 2007 – 2008

  • internship spatial information at the Swiss Nationalpark, Zernez, Engadine, CH;
    project member  “HABITALP” (Alpine Habitat Diversity)

 2002 – 2007

  • diploma studies geography  with minors geology and biology  at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • MS thesis: Natürliche Störungen im Hochgebirge am Beispiel des Reintals/ Wettersteingebirge (advisor: M. Richter)

2018

2014

2009

  • 2007: Schwabe, B.: Störungen im Hochgebirge am Beispiel des Reintals, Wettersteingebirge (unveröffentlichte Diplomarbeit)
  • 2007: Haller, R.; Schwabe, B.: Verändert sich die Landschaft? Eine neue Landschaftsinventur im Schweizerischen Nationalpark. Cratschla. Informationen aus dem Schweizerischen Nationalpark

summer term 2018

  • seminar: physical geography + fieldtrip

winter term  2017/18

  • seminar: physical geography

summer term 2017

  • seminar: physical geography + fieldtrip
  • fieldtrip Engadine, Switzerland (3 days)

winter term  2016/17

  • seminar: physical geography

summer term 2016

  • seminar: physical geography + fieldtrip
  • fieldtrip Engadine, Switzerland (3 days)

winter term 2015/16

  • seminar: physical geography

summer term  2015

  • fieldtrip Engadine, Switzerland (3 days)

winter term 2014/2015

  • seminar: geomorphology

summer term 2014

  • fieldtrip Engadine, Switzerland (3 days)

winter term 2013/2014

  • seminar: physical geography of high mountain areas

summer term 2013

  • regional seminar: physical geography of Germany

winter term 2012/2013

  • seminar: geomorphology

summer term 2012

  • fieldtrip Engadine, Switzerland (3 days)

winter term 2 011/2012

  • regional seminar: physical geography of Germany

summer term 2011

  • seminar: physical geography of high mountain areas

winter term 2010/2011

  • seminar: geomorphology

summer term 2010

  • fieldtrip: Iceland (in cooperatin with R. Bäumler)
  • preparation seminar: geography of Iceland (in cooperation with R. Bäumler)

winter term 2009/2010

  • regional seminar: physical geography of Germany

summer term 2009

  • fieldtrip Engadine, Switzerland (3 days)
  • seminar: physical geography of high mountain areas

winter term 2008/2009

  • Proseminar PG: Geomorphologie

research topics

  • disturbances
  • high mountains

regional focus

  • European Alps
  • Iceland

memberships

  • Arbeitskreis Hochgebirge (working group high mountains)
  • Arbeitskreis Biogeographie (working group biogeography)
  • Fränkische Geographische Gesellschaft (franconian geographical society)