Dr Johanna Michaela Scheidegger

Dr Johanna Michaela Scheidegger

Groundwater Modeller

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3035

E-mail Dr Johanna Michaela Scheidegger


  •  2014 – ongoing : BGS Groundwater modeller
  •  2010 –2014 : University of East Anglia, PhD, groundwater modelling in permafrost environments
  •  2008 –2009 : The University of Sheffield, MSc, Polar and Alpine Change
  •  2007 –2007 : The University of Sheffield, Erasmus exchange, Geography
  •  2003 –2008 : University of Zurich, BSc, Geography


  • Numerical modelling of coupled heat and fluid flow including phase changes of water/ice
  • Finite element modelling

Research interests

  • Impact of permafrost dynamics on groundwater flow systems
  • Springs and lakes in permafrost terrain fed by a glacial meltwater source
  • Quaternary permafrost dynamics in the UK

Key papers

Scheidegger, J M, and Bense, V F. 2014. Impacts of glacially recharged groundwater flow systems on talik evolution Journal of Geophysical 119 (4), 758–778, doi:10.1002/2013jf002894.

Scheidegger, J M, Bense, V F, and Grasby, S E. 2012. Transient nature of Arctic spring systems driven by subglacial meltwater. Geophysical Research Letters, 39 (12), doi:10.1029/2012gl051445.