Markus Stoffel

Prof. Markus Stoffel
Directeuer C-CIA
Climate Change Impacts and Risks in the Anthropocene (C-CIA)
Institut des Sciences de l`Environnement
Université de Genève
Boulevard Carl Vogt 66
CH-1205 Genève

Phone: +41 (0) 79 340 39 89
Phone2: +41 (0) 22 379 06 89
Fax: +41 (0) 22 379 32 10
E-mail: markus.stoffel(at)
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in which Markus Stoffel holds an official function.

Additional functions:
President Scientific Advisory Committee "Institut zur Erforschung der Geschichte des Alpenraums" Brig

Former Vice-President International Tree-Ring Society

Member Scientific Advisory Committee Interpraevent Klagenfurt

Member Scientific Advisory Board "Fachleute Naturgefahren Schweiz (FAN)"

Key Publications of Markus Stoffel (up to ten) :
Ballesteros-Cánovas, J.A., Trappmann, D., Madrigal-González, J., Eckert, N, STOFFEL, M., 2018. Climate warming enhances snow avalanche risk in the Western Himalayas. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 115, 3410–3415.

Madrigal-González, J., Ballesteros-Cánovas, J.A., Herrero, A., Ruiz-Benito, P., STOFFEL, M., Lucas-Borja, M.E., Sancho-García, C., Zavala, M.A., 2017. Forest productivity in southwestern Europe controlled by coupled North Atlantic and Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillations. Nature Communications 8, 2222.

STOFFEL, M., Corona, C., 2018. Future winters glimpsed in the Alps. Nature Geoscience 11, 458–460.

Guillet, S., Corona, C., STOFFEL, M., Khodri, M., Lavigne, F., Ortega, P., Eckert, N., Selenniou, P., Daux, V., Churakova (Sidorova), O., Davi, N., Edouard, J.L., Yong, Z., Luckman, B.H., Myglan, V.S., Guiot, J., Benis-ton, M., Masson-Delmotte, V., Oppenheimer, C., 2017. Climate response to the Samalas volcanic erup-tion in 1257 revealed by proxy records. Nature Geoscience 10, 123–128.

Schwanghart, W., Worni, R., Huggel, C., STOFFEL, M., Korup, O., 2016. Uncertainties at the water-energy nexus - the case of Himalayan hydropower and glacial lake outburst floods. Environmental Research Letters 11: 074005.

STOFFEL, M., Khodri, M., Corona, C., Guillet, S., Poulain, V., Bekki, S., Guiot, J., Luckman, B.H., Oppen-heimer, C., Lebas, N., Beniston, M., Masson-Delmotte, V., 2015. Estimates of volcanic-induced cooling in the Northern Hemisphere over the past 1,500 years. Nature Geoscience 8: 784–788.

STOFFEL, M., Tiranti, D., Huggel, C., 2014. Climate change impacts on mass movements – case studies from the European Alps. Science of the Total Environment 493, 1255–1266.

STOFFEL, M., Corona, C., 2014. Dendroecological dating of geomorphic disturbance in trees. Tree-Ring Research 70, 3–20.

Bolch, T., Kulkarni, A., Cogley, G., Frey, H., Fujita, K., Huggel, C., Kargel, J., Paul, F., Scheel, M., Bajracharya S., Stoffel, M., 2012. The state and fate of Himalayan glaciers. Science 336: 310–314.

Sorg, A., Bolch, T., Stoffel., M., Solomina, O., Beniston, M., 2012. Climate change impacts on glaciers and runoff in Central Asia. Nature Climate Change 2(10): 725–731.

Expertise of Markus Stoffel:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeExpert Type
Scientific / Fundamental Research
Applied Sciences / Technologies / Engineering
Topic AtmosphereAtmosphere
Global Warming
Topic HydrosphereHydrosphere
Fresh Water Systems / Rivers / Lakes
Precipitation / Runoff
Topic CryosphereCryosphere
Snow Cover
Permafrost / Solifluction
Topic PedosphereSoil Degradation / Erosion / Desertification
Geology / Sediments
Topic LithosphereSediments: Formation, Dynamics, Metamorphism
Topic BiosphereBiosphere
Topic EcosystemsEcosystems
Terrestrial Ecosystems
Topic Economy/ResourceUseEconomy / Resource Use
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery
Food Security
Land Cover / Land Use / Landscape
Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
Spatial ScaleSpatial Scale
Global / Hemispheric
National / Cultural
Local / Community
Time FrameTime Frame
Past: Historical / Archeological
Past: Quarternary
Recent / Today
Statistical FocusStatistical Focus
Extreme Events
Mean Change / Trends
Time ScaleTime Scale
Seasonal / Annual
Decadal / Centennial
Data Collection - Measurement
Data Collection - Documents, Archives
Data Analysis
Literature Study
Applied Research / Technology
Integrated Assessment
Program Coordination / Management
GeoForum Geo-TechnologyCartography

Specialties of Markus Stoffel:
Climate Change Impacts
Extreme Events
Mass Wasting Processes
Forest dynamics

Last update: 2/6/20
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