Experts survey protective forest and combined extremes in Val Mesolcina

This dataset contains the results of a case study analysing the potential impacts of a compound meteorological extreme event on the protective forest in the Val Mesolcina. These impacts were assessed in an experts survey. 29 Experts from practice, administration and science estimated the probabilities for a loss of the protective function due to a drought-related compound extreme event based on different hazard scenarios. The experts not only assessed these probabilities but also provided estimates about the reliability of the scenarios, other socio-economic consequences and options for adaptation. This dataset contains the following information:

  • Table with all (anonymised) answers from the survey
  • Factsheets summarising the results and methods in German, French and Italian
  • A detailed description of the study site and survey instructions
  • Link to the project website wit illustrations for each individual question of the survey

Funding Information:

This work was supported by:
  • Swiss Federal Office for the Environment


Neukom, Raphael; Huggel, Christian; Muccione, Veruska; Plozza, Luca; Salzmann, Nadine (2023). Experts survey protective forest and combined extremes in Val Mesolcina. EnviDat. doi:10.16904/envidat.433.

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DOI 10.16904/envidat.433
Publication State Published
  • Email: raphael.neukomfoo(at) ORCID: Given Name: Raphael Family Name: Neukom Affiliation: WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF DataCRediT: Collection, Validation, Curation, Publication
  • Email: christian.huggelfoo(at) Given Name: Christian Family Name: Huggel Affiliation: University of Zürich, Department of Geography DataCRediT: Publication, Supervision
  • Email: veruska.muccionefoo(at) Given Name: Veruska Family Name: Muccione Affiliation: 1Swiss Federal Institute for Forest Snow and Landscape Research WSL DataCRediT: Publication, Validation
  • Email: Luca.Plozzafoo(at) Given Name: Luca Family Name: Plozza Affiliation: Amt für Wald und Naturgefahren, Kanton Graubünden DataCRediT: Publication, Validation
  • Email: nadine.salzmannfoo(at) Given Name: Nadine Family Name: Salzmann Affiliation: WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF DataCRediT: Publication, Supervision
Contact Person Given Name: Raphael Family Name: Neukom Email: raphael.neukomfoo(at)
Publication Publisher: EnviDat Year: 2023
  • Type: Collected Date: 2020-10-01 End Date: 2020-12-31
  • Type: Created Date: 2020-10-01 End Date: 2022-02-08
Version 1.0
Type dataset
General Type Dataset
Language English
Location Switzerland
Content License Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike (CC-BY-SA)    [Open Data]
Last Updated October 2, 2023, 14:37 (UTC)
Created September 28, 2023, 11:35 (UTC)