Sylke Hilberg

Contact: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sylke Hilberg

Dept. Geography and Geology
University of Salzburg
5020 Salzburg
Hellbrunnerstraße 34/III




Research Focus Environmental Geology :

Interactions between geogene and anthropogene processes are increasingly in the focus of environmental geology. Environmental sciences are becoming more and more important for the society. Thus, research – and, maybe of even greater importance – teaching of environmental geology is an upcoming task for geologists.

In detail my research focuses on:

  • hydrogeology in populated regions (e.g. drinking water supply and pollution in densely populated alpine valleys)
  • hard rock aquifers in the alpine environment with a special focus on natural tracers
  • didactics in environmental geology

Selected Papers:

Ulrike Unterbruner, Sylke Hilberg, Iris Schiffl (2016). Understanding “Groundwater” ‐ students´ preconceptions and conceptual change by a theory guided multimedia learning program. Hydrogeology and Earth System Sciences (HESS), 20, 2251-2266, DOI: 10.5194/hess-20-2251-2016.

Sylke Hilberg. Franz Riepler (2016). Interaction of various flow systems in small alpine catchments – a conceptual model of the upper Gurk valley aquifer, Carinthia, Austria.  Hydrogeology Journal, 24/5, 1231-1244DOI: 10.1007/s10040-016-1396-9.

Sylke Hilberg (2016). Review: Natural tracers in fractured hard rock aquifers in the Eastern Alps – previous approaches and future perspectives for hydrogeology in mountain regions.  Hydrogeology Journal,24/5, 1091-1105, DOI: 10.1007/s10040-016-1395-x

Sylke Hilberg (2015). Umweltgeologie – Eine Einführung in Grundlagen und Praxis. 245 S., Springer Spektrum, Heidelberg.

Sylke Hilberg, Jennifer Brandstätter, Daniel Glück (2013). CO2 partial pressure and calcite saturation in springs – useful data to identify recharge catchments in alpine hydrogeology. Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts, 2013, 15 (4), 823 – 832, DOI: 10.1039/C3EM30973H.

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