Laufende Projekte

2019 - 2023 | i-CONN - Interdisciplinary connectivity: Understanding and managing complex systems using connectivity science (ESR on "Hotspots and hot moments: the role of connectivity and resilience science for managing human-impacted catchment systems" (ESR lead/supervisor).

Funded by European Commission

2018 - 2019 | CONWATER - Application of the connectivity concept in water erosion reseach for the purposes of integrated catchment protection (Scientific & Technological Cooperation with Slovakia)

Funded by OEAD

2017 - 2019 | Konzept zur Reduktion von Feinsediment-Einträgen in die Fugnitz ("FugnitzSED", sub-contract within INTERREG project "Dyje/Thaya 2020")

Funded by the Thayatal National Park and the European Union



Brierley, G.J., Tunnicliffe, J., Bizzi, S., Lee, F., Perry, G., Pöppl, R.E., Fryirs, K.A. Quantifying Sediment (Dis)Connectivity in the Modeling of River Systems. Treatise on Geomorphology Volume 14; Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences

Voutsa, V., Battaglia, D., Bracken, L., Brovelli, A., Costescu, J., Munoz, M.D., Fath, B.D., Funk, A., Guirro, M-. Hein, T., Kerschner, C., Kimmich, C., Lima, V., Messé, A., Parsons, A.J., Perez, J., Pöppl, R.E., Prell, C., Recinos, S., Shi, Y., Tiwari, S., Turnbull, La., Wainwright, J., Waxenecker, H., Hütt, M.-T. Two classes of functional connectivity in dynamical processes in networks. Interface 18: 20210486

Pichler-Scheder, C., Pöppl, R., Humer, L., Haselberger, S., Dilly, L., David, J., Höfler, S., Gumpinger, C. Untersuchung der gewässerökologischen Auswirkungen von Feinsedimenteinträgen auf die Makrozoobenthosgemeinschaften des Gewässernetzes im Einzugsgebiet des Nationalparks Thayatal. Naturkundliche Mitteilungen aus den Landessammlungen Niederösterreich 31: 123-138


Pöppl, R.E., Fryirs, K.A., Tunnicliffe, J., Brierley, G.J. Managing sediment (dis)connectivity in fluvial systems. Science of the Total Environment 736, 139627


Pöppl, R., Dilly, L., Haselberger, S., Renschler, C., Baartman, J. Combining soil erosion modelling with connectivity analyses to assess lateral fine sediment input into agricultural streams. Water 11(9), 1793

Pöppl, R.E., Coulthard, T., Keesstra, S.D., Keiler, M., J. Modeling the impact of dam removal on channel evolution and sediment delivery in a multiple dam setting.  International Journal of Sediment Research 34(6), 537-549

Pöppl, R., Aydin, E. Identification of study sites for placement of sediment traps in vegetated buffer strips. Acta Horticulturae et Regiotecturae 2, 71-74


Pöppl, R.E., Parsons, A. The geomorphic cell: a basis for studying connectivity. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. DOI: 10.1002/esp.4300

Science of the Total Environment

Wohl, E., Brierley, G., Cadol, D., Coulthard, T., Covino, T., Fryirs, K., Grant, G., Hilton, R., Lane, S., Magilligan, F., Meitzen, K., Passalacqua, P., Pöppl, R., Rathburn, S., Sklar, L. Connectivity as an emergent property of geomorphic systems. Earth Surface Processes and Landformsdoi:10.1002/esp.4434

Turnbull-Lloyd, L., Parsons, A., Kininmonth, S., Pöppl, R.E., Huett, M., Keesstra, S.D., Tockner, K., Ioannides, A., Masselink, R. Connectivity and complex systems: learning from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Applied Network Science 3:11.


Pöppl, R.E., Keesstra, S.D., Maroulis, J. A conceptual connectivity framework for understanding geomorphic change in human-impacted fluvial systems. Geomorphology 277: 237-250.


Pöppl, R.E., Keesstra, S.D., Hein, T. The geomorphic legacy of small dams - An Austrian study. Anthropocene 10: 43-55. doi:10.1016/j.ancene.2015.09.003


Pöppl, R.E., Keiler, M., Elverfeldt, K.v., Zweimueller, I., Glade, T. The influence of riparian vegetation cover on diffuse lateral connectivity and biogeomorphic processes in a medium-sized agricultural catchment, Austria. Geografiska Annaler, Series A 94: 511-529. doi:DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0459.2012.00476.x