Markus Stoffel#

Markus Stoffel
Email:markus.stoffel 'at'
Membership Number:4708
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2017 Full Professor, Chair for Climate Impacts & Risks in the Anthropocene (C-CIA), Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of Geneva
  • 2013 - 2017 Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Department of Earth Sciences, University of Geneva
  • 2011 - 2016 Privatdozent (Lecturer with venia legendi), Faculty of Science, University of Bern
  • 2009 - 2011 Senior Lecturer, Institute of Geological Sciences, University of Bern
  • 2009 - 2013 Maître d’Enseignement et de Recherche, Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of Geneva
  • 2006 - 2009 Maître d’Enseignement et de Recherche, Department of Geosciences, University of Fribourg
  • 2000 Initiator and Director of the Swiss Tree-Ring Lab (

Fields of Scholarship
  • Climate change impacts and risks, in particular magnitude–frequency relations of mass-wasting processes in alpine and high-elevation environments (debris flows, rockfall, snow avalanches, landslides, floods, GLOFs)
  • Climate-cryosphere linkages and their impacts on integrated water resources management
  • Climatic impacts of large, tropical volcanic eruptions on Common Era societies (temperature, precipitation, oceanic circulations, subsistence economy)
  • Alpine meteorology and climatology (extreme events, climatic change, tipping points, analogues)
  • Adaptation and mitigation strategies in the Anthropocene, integrated disaster risk management
  • Dendroecology (in particular dendrogeomorphology and dendroclimatology)

Honours and Awards
  • 2018 CHOICE Book Award for Outstanding Academic Title: International Encyclopedia of Geography for which M. Stoffel served as one of the editors
  • 2016 Nomination for the 2017 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science for work on Perturbation of Systems in the Anthropocene, Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, U.S.
  • 2016 International Tree-Ring Society José Boninsegna Frontiers in Dendrochronology Award for significant contributions to cutting‐edge science in dendrochronology, AmeriDendro Meeting, Mendoza
  • 2015 American Association of Geographers (AAG) Denali Recent Achievement Award for excellence in research on climate impacts on mass movements, AAG Meeting Chicago
  • 2010 Distinguished Professor (Professor honoris causa) in Physical and Technical Geography, Facultatea de Geografie, Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • 2006 Award for the best PhD thesis in Experimental Sciences at the Faculty of Science, University of Fribourg, Fribourg
  • 2005 CHGEOL Award for the best application-oriented study conducted in the field of Geosciences, Swiss Geosciences Meeting 2005, Zurich

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