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)
URL Institution:
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Programs in which Markus Stoffel holds an official function:
FOK-SNPmember2012 - 2020
PN-Swissproject manager2011 -

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

Former Vice-President International Tree-Ring Society

Member scnat Research Commission of the Swiss National Park

Member Scientific Advisory Committee Interpraevent Klagenfurt

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

Key Publications of Markus Stoffel (up to ten) :
Stoffel, M., Schneuwly, D., Bollschweiler, M., Lièvre, I., Delaloye, R., Myint, M., Monbaron, M., 2005. Analyzing rockfall activity (1600-2002) in a protection forest – a case study using dendrogeomorphology. Geomorphology 68 (3–4): 224–241.

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.

Schneuwly-Bollschweiler, M., Stoffel, M. 2012. Hydrometeorological triggers of periglacial debris flows – a reconstruction dating back to 1864. Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface 117: F02033

Stoffel, M., Corona, C., Ballesteros-Cánovas, J.A., Bodoque, J.M. 2013. Dating and quantification of erosion processes based on exposed roots. Earth-Science Review.

Expertise of Markus Stoffel:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeExpert Type
Scientific / Fundamental Research
Applied Sciences / Technologies / Engineering
Research Interface / Management
Topic AtmosphereAtmosphere
Global Warming
Topic HydrosphereHydrosphere
Fresh Water Systems / Rivers / Lakes
Precipitation / Runoff
Topic CryosphereCryosphere
Snow Cover
Permafrost / Solifluction
Topic PedospherePedosphere
Soil Degradation / Erosion / Desertification
Geology / Sediments
Topic LithosphereSediments: Formation, Dynamics, Metamorphism
Topic BiosphereBiosphere
Topic Integrated SystemsLife Cycle
Topic EcosystemsEcosystems
Terrestrial Ecosystems
Topic Economy/ResourceUseEconomy / Resource Use
Land Cover / Land Use / Landscape
Topic Politics/LawPolitics / Law
Mitigation / Prevention / Emission Reductions
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:
Dendrogeomorphology (mass wasting processes)
Forest dynamics

Last update: 9/24/18
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2018)

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