Markus Stoffel

Prof. Markus Stoffel
Full Professor
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:;
Personal URL: link

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

Advisory Board Interpraevent ; Advisory Board Fachleute Naturgefahren Schweiz (FAN)

Former Vice-President International Tree-Ring Society (2010-2014)

Elected Member Academia Europaea

Key Publications of Markus Stoffel (up to ten) :
Madrigal-González, J., Calatayud, J., Ballesteros-Cánovas, J.A., Escudero, A., Cayuela, L., Rueda, M., Ruiz-Benito, P., Herrero, A., Aponte, C., Sagardia, R., Plumptre, A.J., Dupire, S., Espinosa, C.I., Tutubalina, O., Myint, M., Pataro, L., López-Sáez, J., Macía, M.J., Abegg, M., Zavala, M.A., Quesada-Román, A., Vega-Araya, M., Golubeva, E., Timokhina, Y., STOFFEL, M., 2020. Climate reverses directionality in the rich-ness-abundance relationship across the World’s main forest biomes. Nature Communications 11, 5635.

Tichavsk?, R., Ballesteros Cánovas, J.A., ?ilhán, K., Tolasz, R., STOFFEL, M., 2019. Dry spells and extreme precipitation are the main trigger of landslides in Central Europe. Nature Scientific Reports 9, 14560.

Schauwecker, S., Gascón, E., Park, S., Ruiz-Villanueva, V., Schwarb, M., Sempere-Torres, D., STOFFEL, M., Vitolo, C., Rohrer, M., 2019. Anticipating cascading effects of extreme precipitation with pathway schemes – Three case studies from Europe. Environment International 127, 291–304.

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.

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

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.

Expertise of Markus Stoffel:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeExpert Type
Scientific / Fundamental Research
Applied Sciences / Technologies / Engineering
Process Studies
Causes of Change
Impact of Change
Vulnerability to Change
Adaptation Measures to Change
Topic AtmosphereAtmosphere
Global Warming
Topic HydrosphereHydrosphere
Precipitation / Runoff
Topic CryosphereCryosphere
Snow Cover
Permafrost / Solifluction
Topic PedosphereSoil Degradation / Erosion / Desertification
Geology / Sediments
Topic BiosphereBiosphere
Topic Risk & Disaster ManagementTopic Risk and Disaster Management
Risk Assessment / Forecasting
Prevention of Risks and Natural Hazards
Fundamental Knowledge
Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
Spatial ScaleSpatial Scale
Global / Hemispheric
Local / Community
Time FrameTime Frame
Recent / Today
Statistical FocusStatistical Focus
Extreme Events
Mean Change / Trends
Data Collection - Measurement
Data Collection - Documents, Archives
Data Analysis
Applied Research / Technology
Integrated Assessment
Collaboration with developing and transition countries ; Capacity Building
Program Coordination / Management
PolarHigh Altitude

Specialties of Markus Stoffel:
Climate Change
Climate Impacts
Extreme Events
Tipping Points
Mass Wasting

Last update: 11/26/20
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2020)

Update the personal data for Markus Stoffel

Go Back