Prof. Dr. Virginia Ruiz-Villanueva

Leitung Unit Geomorphologie

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Institute of Geography, University of Bern
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3012 Bern
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Hajdukiewicz, Hanna; Hajdukiewicz, Maciej; Ruiz-Villanueva, Virginia; Radecki-Pawlik, Artur; Zawiejska, Joanna (2024). Exploring historical changes in mountain river hydrodynamics induced by human impact. (In Press). The Science of the total environment, 174742, p. 174742. Elsevier 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2024.174742

Ockelford, A; Wohl, E; Ruiz-Villanueva, V; Comiti, F; Piégay, H; Darby, S; Parsons, D; Yochum, S; Wolstenholme, J; White, D; Uno, H; Triantafillou, S; Stroth, T; Smrdel, T; Scott, D; Scamardo, J; Rees, J; Rathburn, S; Morrison, R; Milan, D; ... (2024). Working with wood in rivers in the Western United States. River Research and Applications Wiley 10.1002/rra.4331

Vázquez-Tarrío, D.; Ruiz-Villanueva, V.; Garrote, J.; Benito, G.; Calle, M.; Lucía, A.; Díez-Herrero, A. (2024). Effects of sediment transport on flood hazards: Lessons learned and remaining challenges. Geomorphology, 446 Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.geomorph.2023.108976

Ruiz-Villanueva, Virginia; Aarnink, Janbert; Ghaffarian, Hossein; Gibaja del Hoyo, Javier; Finch, Bryce; Hortobágyi, Borbála; Vuaridel, Marceline; Piégay, Hervé (2024). Current progress in quantifying and monitoring instream large wood supply and transfer in rivers. Earth surface processes and landforms, 49(1), pp. 256-276. Wiley 10.1002/esp.5765

Bangnira, Francis; Marti-Cardona, Belen; Imam, Boulent; Ruiz-Villanueva, Virginia (2024). Identifying bridges prone to instream wood accumulation: insights from bridges across the UK. Natural Hazards, 120(1), pp. 25-40. Springer 10.1007/s11069-023-06174-9


Ruiz-Villanueva, V.; Piégay, H.; Scorpio, Vittoria; Bachmann, Annette; Brousse, Guillaume; Cavalli, Marco; Comiti, Francesco; Crema, Stefano; Fernández, Elena; Furdada, Glòria; Hajdukiewicz, Hanna; Hunzinger, Lukas; Lucía, Ana; Marchi, Lorenzo; Moraru, Adina; Piton, Guillaume; Rickenmann, Dieter; Righini, Margherita; Surian, Nicola; Yassine, Rabab; ... (2023). River widening in mountain and foothill areas during floods: Insights from a meta-analysis of 51 European Rivers. Science of the total environment, 903, p. 166103. Elsevier 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.166103

Innocenti, L.; Bladé, E.; Sanz‐Ramos, M.; Ruiz-Villanueva, V.; Solari, L.; Aberle, J. (2023). Two‐Dimensional Numerical Modeling of Large Wood Transport in Bended Channels Considering Secondary Current Effects. Water resources research, 59(12) American Geophysical Union 10.1029/2022WR034363

Cache, Tabea; Ramirez, Jorge A.; Molnar, Peter; Ruiz-Villanueva, Virginia; Peleg, Nadav (2023). Increased erosion in a pre-Alpine region contrasts with a future decrease in precipitation and snowmelt. Geomorphology, 436, p. 108782. Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.geomorph.2023.108782

Ruiz-Villanueva, Virginia; Mazzorana, Bruno; Bahamondes, Diego; Rojas, Iván (2023). Cascading Processes and Multiple Hazards and Risks in Chilean Rivers: Lessons Learnt and Remaining Challenges. In: Rivers of Southern Chile and Patagonia. The Latin American Studies Book Series (pp. 235-250). Cham: Springer 10.1007/978-3-031-26647-8_11

Steeb, Nicolas; Ruiz-Villanueva, Virginia; Badoux, Alexandre; Rickli, Christian; Mini, Andrea; Stoffel, Markus; Rickenmann, Dieter (2023). Geospatial modelling of large-wood supply to rivers: a state-of-the-art model comparison in Swiss mountain river catchments. Earth surface dynamics, 11(3), pp. 487-509. Copernicus Publications 10.5194/esurf-11-487-2023


Friedrich, Heide; Ravazzolo, Diego; Ruiz-Villanueva, Virginia; Schalko, Isabella; Spreitzer, Gabriel; Tunnicliffe, Jon; Weitbrecht, Volker (2022). Physical modelling of large wood (LW) processes relevant for river management: Perspectives from New Zealand and Switzerland. Earth surface processes and landforms, 47(1), pp. 32-57. Wiley 10.1002/esp.5181


Swanson, Frederick J.; Gregory, Stanley V.; Iroumé, Andres; Ruiz-Villanueva, Virginia; Wohl, Ellen (2021). Reflections on the history of research on large wood in rivers. Earth surface processes and landforms, 46(1), pp. 55-66. Wiley 10.1002/esp.4814


Basso-Báez, Sebastián; Mazzorana, Bruno; Ulloa, Hector; Bahamondes, Diego; Ruiz-Villanueva, Virginia; Sanhueza, Daniel; Iroumé, Andrés; Picco, Lorenzo (2020). Unravelling the impacts to the built environment caused by floods in a river heavily perturbed by volcanic eruptions. Journal of South American earth sciences, 102, p. 102655. Elsevier 10.1016/j.jsames.2020.102655

Piégay, Hervé; Arnaud, Fanny; Belletti, Barbara; Bertrand, Mélanie; Bizzi, Simone; Carbonneau, Patrice; Dufour, Simon; Liébault, Frédéric; Ruiz-Villanueva, Virginia; Slater, Louise (2020). Remotely sensed rivers in the Anthropocene: state of the art and prospects. Earth surface processes and landforms, 45(1), pp. 157-188. Wiley 10.1002/esp.4787

Martius, Olivia; Viviroli, Daniel; Rössler, Ole; Zischg, Andreas; Röthlisberger, Veronika; Aemisegger, Franziska; Schulte, Lothar; Stuber, Martin; Pena, Juan Carlos; Ruiz-Villanueva, Virginia; Molnar, Peter (2020). Understanding flood triggering mechanisms and flood risk changes. In: Ruiz-Villanueva, Virginia; Molnar, Peter (eds.) Past, current, and future changes in floods in Switzerland (pp. 38-50). Zurich: ETH Zurich, Institute of Environmental Engineering 10.3929/ethz-b-000462775


De Cicco, Pina Nicoletta; Paris, Enio; Ruiz-Villanueva, Virginia; Solari, Luca; Stoffel, Markus (2018). In‐channel wood‐related hazards at bridges: A review. River Research and Applications, 34(7), pp. 617-628. Wiley 10.1002/rra.3300

Mazzorana, B.; Ruiz-Villanueva, V.; Marchi, L.; Cavalli, M.; Gems, B.; Gschnitzer, T.; Mao, L.; Iroumé, A.; Valdebenito, G. (2018). Assessing and mitigating large wood‐related hazards in mountain streams: recent approaches. Journal of flood risk management, 11(2), pp. 207-222. Wiley 10.1111/jfr3.12316


Bertoldi, Walter; Ruiz-Villanueva, Virginia (2017). Physical and Numerical Modelling of Large Wood and Vegetation in Rivers. In: Tsutsumi, Daizo; Laronne, Jonathan B. (eds.) Gravel‐Bed Rivers: Processes and Disasters (pp. 729-753). Wiley 10.1002/9781118971437.ch27

Ruiz-Villanueva, Virginia; Allen, Simon; Arora, Manohar; Goel, Narendra K; Stoffel, Markus (2017). Recent catastrophic landslide lake outburst floods in the Himalayan mountain range. Progress in physical geography, 41(1), pp. 3-28. Sage 10.1177/0309133316658614


Ruiz-Villanueva, Virginia; Wyżga, Bartłomiej; Mikuś, Paweł; Hajdukiewicz, Hanna; Stoffel, Markus (2016). The role of flood hydrograph in the remobilization of large wood in a wide mountain river. Journal of hydrology, 541, pp. 330-343. Elsevier 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.02.060

Ruiz-Villanueva, Virginia; Piégay, Hervé; Gurnell, Angela M.; Marston, Richard A.; Stoffel, Markus (2016). Recent advances quantifying the large wood dynamics in river basins: New methods and remaining challenges. Reviews of geophysics, 54(3), pp. 611-652. American Geophysical Union 10.1002/2015RG000514

Wyżga, Bartłomiej; Kundzewicz, Zbigniew W.; Ruiz-Villanueva, Virginia; Zawiejska, Joanna (2016). Flood Generation Mechanisms and Changes in Principal Drivers. In: Flood Risk in the Upper Vistula Basin. GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences (pp. 55-75). Cham: Springer 10.1007/978-3-319-41923-7_4

Stoffel, Markus; Wyżga, Bartłomiej; Niedźwiedź, Tadeusz; Ruiz-Villanueva, Virginia; Ballesteros-Cánovas, Juan Antonio; Kundzewicz, Zbigniew W. (2016). Floods in Mountain Basins. In: Flood Risk in the Upper Vistula Basin. GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences (pp. 23-37). Cham: Springer 10.1007/978-3-319-41923-7_2

Mikuś, Paweł; Wyżga, Bartłomiej; Ruiz-Villanueva, Virginia; Zawiejska, Joanna; Kaczka, Ryszard J.; Stoffel, Markus (2016). Methods to Assess Large Wood Dynamics and the Associated Flood Hazard in Polish Carpathian Watercourses of Different Size. In: Flood Risk in the Upper Vistula Basin. GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences (pp. 77-101). Cham: Springer 10.1007/978-3-319-41923-7_5

Łupikasza, Ewa; Niedźwiedź, Tadeusz; Pinskwar, Iwona; Ruiz-Villanueva, Virginia; Kundzewicz, Zbigniew W. (2016). Observed Changes in Air Temperature and Precipitation and Relationship between them, in the Upper Vistula Basin. In: Flood Risk in the Upper Vistula Basin. GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences (pp. 155-187). Cham: Springer 10.1007/978-3-319-41923-7_8

Ruiz-Villanueva, Virginia; Wyżga, Bartłomiej; Kundzewicz, Zbigniew W.; Niedźwiedź, Tadeusz; Łupikasza, Ewa; Stoffel, Markus (2016). Variability of Flood Frequency and Magnitude During the Late 20th and Early 21st Centuries in the Northern Foreland of the Tatra Mountains. In: Flood Risk in the Upper Vistula Basin. GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences (pp. 231-256). Cham: Springer 10.1007/978-3-319-41923-7_11


Ballesteros-Cánovas, J.A.; Márquez-Peñaranda, J.F.; Sánchez-Silva, M.; Díez-Herrero, A.; Ruiz-Villanueva, V.; Bodoque, J.M.; Eguibar, M.A.; Stoffel, M. (2015). Can tree tilting be used for paleoflood discharge estimations? Journal of hydrology, 529, pp. 480-489. Elsevier 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.10.026

Bodoque, J.M.; Díez-Herrero, A.; Eguibar, M.A.; Benito, G.; Ruiz-Villanueva, V.; Ballesteros-Cánovas, J.A. (2015). Challenges in paleoflood hydrology applied to risk analysis in mountainous watersheds – A review. Journal of hydrology, 529, pp. 449-467. Elsevier 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.12.004

Ruiz-Villanueva, Virginia; Díez-Herrero, Andrés; Bodoque del Pozo, José María; Bladé, Ernest (2015). Avances en el análisis del material leñoso en ríos: incorporación, transporte e influencia en el riesgo por inundaciones. Cuaternario y geomorfologia, 29(3-4), pp. 7-33. Asociación Española para el Estudio del Cuaternario (AEQUA) 10.17735/cyg.v29i3-4.29773

Ruiz Villanueva, V.; Diez Herrero, A.; Bodoque del Pozo, J. M.; Blade Castellet, E.; Sanchez Juny, M. (2015). Large Wood Transport Influence on Flash Flood Risk in a Mountain Village in Central Spain. In: Engineering Geology for Society and Territory: River Basins, Reservoir Sedimentation and Water Resources 3 (pp. 123-126). Cham: Springer 10.1007/978-3-319-09054-2_23

Ruiz-Villanueva, Virginia; Stoffel, Markus; Bussi, Gianbattista; Francés, Félix; Bréthaut, Christian (2015). Climate change impacts on discharges of the Rhone River in Lyon by the end of the twenty-first century: model results and implications. Regional environmental change, 15(3), pp. 505-515. Springer 10.1007/s10113-014-0707-8


Ruiz-Villanueva, Virginia; Bladé, Ernest; Sánchez-Juny, Martí; Marti-Cardona, Belén; Díez-Herrero, Andrés; Bodoque, José María (2014). Two-dimensional numerical modeling of wood transport. Journal of hydroinformatics, 16(5), pp. 1077-1096. IWA Publishing 10.2166/hydro.2014.026

Kundzewicz, Zbigniew W.; Stoffel, Markus; Kaczka, Ryszard J.; Wyżga, Bartłomiej; Niedźwiedź, Tadeusz; Pińskwar, Iwona; Ruiz, Virginia; Łupikasza, Ewa; Czajka, Barbara; Ballesteros Canovas, Juan Antonio; Małarzewski, Łukasz; Choryński, Adam; Janecka, Karolina; Mikuś, Paweł (2014). Floods at the northern foothills of the Tatra Mountains — A Polish-Swiss research project. Acta geophysica, 62(3), pp. 620-641. Versita 10.2478/s11600-013-0192-3

Ruiz Villanueva, Virginia; Bladé Castellet, Ernest; Díez-Herrero, Andrés; Bodoque, José M.; Sánchez-Juny, Martí (2014). Two-dimensional modelling of large wood transport during flash floods. Earth surface processes and landforms, 39(4), pp. 438-449. Wiley 10.1002/esp.3456

Ruiz, Virginia; Díez-Herrero, A.; Ballesteros Canovas, Juan Antonio; Bodoque, J. M. (2014). POTENTIAL LARGE WOODY DEBRIS RECRUITMENT DUE TO LANDSLIDES, BANK EROSION AND FLOODS IN MOUNTAIN BASINS: A QUANTITATIVE ESTIMATION APPROACH. River Research and Applications, 30(1), pp. 81-97. Wiley 10.1002/rra.2614

Ruiz-Villanueva, V.; Díez-Herrero, A.; Bodoque, J.M.; Bladé, E. (2014). Large wood in rivers and its influence on flood hazard. Cuadernos de investigación geográfica, 40(1), pp. 229-246. Universidad de La Rioja 10.18172/cig.2523

Ruiz-Villanueva, V.; Bodoque, J. M.; Díez-Herrero, A.; Bladé, E. (2014). Large wood transport as significant influence on flood risk in a mountain village. Natural Hazards, 74(2), pp. 967-987. Springer 10.1007/s11069-014-1222-4


Ruiz, Virginia; Bodoque, J. M.; Díez-Herrero, A.; Eguibar, M. A.; Pardo-Igúzquiza, E. (2013). Reconstruction of a flash flood with large wood transport and its influence on hazard patterns in an ungauged mountain basin. Hydrological processes, 27(24), pp. 3424-3437. Wiley 10.1002/hyp.9433

Ruiz, Virginia; Díez-Herrero, A.; Bodoque, J.M.; Ballesteros Canovas, Juan Antonio; Stoffel, Markus (2013). Characterisation of flash floods in small ungauged mountain basins of Central Spain using an integrated approach. Catena, 110, pp. 32-43. Elsevier 10.1016/j.catena.2013.06.015

Díez-Herrero, A.; Ballesteros Canovas, Juan Antonio; Ruiz, Virginia; Bodoque, J.M. (2013). A review of dendrogeomorphological research applied to flood risk analysis in Spain. Geomorphology, 196, pp. 211-220. Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.geomorph.2012.11.028

Díez-Herrero, A.; Ballesteros Canovas, Juan Antonio; Bodoque, J. M.; Ruiz, Virginia (2013). A new methodological protocol for the use of dendrogeomorphological data in flood risk analysis. Hydrology research, 44(2), p. 234. IWA Publishing 10.2166/nh.2012.154


Ruiz-Villanueva, V.; Borga, M.; Zoccatelli, D.; Marchi, L.; Gaume, E.; Ehret, U. (2012). Extreme flood response to short-duration convective rainfall in South-West Germany. Hydrology and earth system sciences, 16(5), pp. 1543-1559. European Geosciences Union EGU 10.5194/hess-16-1543-2012


Bodoque, Jose M.; Eguibar, Miguel A.; Díez-Herrero, Andrés; Gutiérrez-Pérez, Ignacio; Ruíz-Villanueva, Virginia (2011). Can the discharge of a hyperconcentrated flow be estimated from paleoflood evidence? Water resources research, 47(12) American Geophysical Union 10.1029/2011WR010380

Ruiz-Villanueva, V.; Bodoque, J.M.; Díez-Herrero, A.; Calvo, C. (2011). Triggering threshold precipitation and soil hydrological characteristics of shallow landslides in granitic landscapes. Geomorphology, 133(3-4), pp. 178-189. Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.05.018