Markus Stoffel - Biography#

Dr. Markus Stoffel is a Full Professor of Climate Change Impacts and Risks in the Anthropocene (C-CIA) and works at the Institute for Environmental Sciences (ISE), University of Geneva. He is also the director of the Swiss Tree-Ring Lab ( at the Department of Earth Sciences, and a faculty at the the Department F.-A. Forel for Aquatic and Environmental Sciences, University of Geneva. His research interests are in hydrogeomorphic and earth-surface processes, climate change impacts, and dendroecology. He has authored more than 250 peer-reviewed papers (h-factor: 55, i-index: 170; more than 9450 citations) on geomorphic, hydrologic, cryospheric, and geologic processes in mountain and hillslope environments, with a focus on time series of frequency and magnitude and process dynamics, dendroecology as well as wood anatomy of trees and shrubs, in addition to integrated water resources management. Markus is a co-editor-in-chief of Geomorphology (Elsevier), editor-in-chief of Advances in Global Change Research (Springer), and acted as guest editor of Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Geomorphology, Journal of Hydrology, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, Science of the Total Environment. He also co-edited books dedicated to Tree Rings and Natural Hazards (2010) and Tracking torrential processes on fans and cones (2012), Treatise on Geomorphology (2014), The International Encyclopedia of Geography: Cryosphere (2016) and Flood Risk in the Upper Vistula Basin (2017) with Elsevier, Springer and Wiley. More information on Prof. Stoffel and his lab can be found at

Markus holds BSc and MSc degrees in Physical Geography, a MSc degree in Media and Communication Sciences and a PhD in Physical Geography from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), as well as a habilitation thesis degree (venia docendi) from the University of Berne (Switzerland). Since 2010, he is a Distinguished Professor (Professor honoris causa) in Physical Geography of the University Babeş-Bolyai (Romania).

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