Martin Beniston

portrait Prof. Martin Beniston
Chair

Director, Institute for Environmental Sciences
Institut des sciences de l'environnement (ISE)
Université de Genève
Uni Carl Vogt
66 boulevard Carl Vogt
CH-1205 Genève
Switzerland


Phone: +41 (0) 22 379 07 69
Phone2: +41 (0) 22 379 07 99
Fax: +41 (0) 22 379 07 89
E-mail: martin.beniston(at)unige.ch
URL Institution: www.unige.ch/climate
Personal URL: link
Phone: +41 (0) 22 379 07 69
Phone2: +41 (0) 22 379 07 99
Fax: +41 (0) 22 379 07 89
E-mail: martin.beniston(at)unige.ch
URL Institution: www.unige.ch/climate
Personal URL: link

with involvement of Martin Beniston

Programs in which Martin Beniston holds an official function:
IPCC-AR3-2001author
IPCC-AR4-2007author
IPCC-AR5-2013



Additional functions:
Scientific leader, "PlanetSolar DeepWater" expedition (http://www.unige.ch/climate/Projects/PSDW.html)
Coordinator, EU/FP7 Large Integrated Project "ACQWA" (www.acqwa.ch);
Member of the Academia Europea (http://www.ae-info.org/);
Member of the Advisory Board of the ERA-NET Climate and Health Project (FP7)


Key Publications of Martin Beniston (up to ten) :
Beniston, M., 2015: Ratios of record high to record low temperatures in Europe exhibit sharp increases since 2000 despite a slowdown in the rise of mean temperatures. Climatic Change, DOI 10.1007/s10584-015-1325-2;Vol. 129, 225-237 (plus online supplementary material)

Beniston, M., and Stoffel, M., 2014: Assessing the impacts of climatic change on mountain water resources. Science of the Total Environment, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.11.122

Beniston, M., 2013: European isotherms move northwards by up to 15 km/year: using climate analogues for awareness-raising. International Journal of Climatology, DOI: 10.1002/joc.3804

Beniston, M., 2012: Is snow in the Alps receding or disappearing? WIRES Climate Change (Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews / Climate Change), DOI: 10.1002/wcc.179.

Sorg, A., Bolch, T., Stoffel, M., Solomina, O., and Beniston, M., 2012: Climate change impacts on glaciers and runoff in Tien Shan (Central Asia). Nature Climate Change, DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE1592.

Beniston, M., 2012: Exploring the behavior of atmospheric temperatures under dry conditions in Europe: evolution since the mid-20th century and projections for the end of the 21st century. International Journal of Climatology, DOI: 10.1002/joc.3436

Beniston, M., Stoffel, M., and Hill, M., 2011: Impacts of climatic change on water and natural hazards in the Alps: can current water governance cope with future challenges? Examples from the European “ACQWA” project. Environmental Science and Policy, 14, 734-743

Beniston, M., 2009: Trends in joint quantiles of temperature and precipitation in Europe since 1901 and projected for 2100. Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L07707

Beniston, M., 2007: Entering into the "greenhouse century": recent record temperatures in Switzerland are comparable to the upper temperature quantiles in a greenhouse climate. Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L16710

Beniston, M., Stephenson, D. B., Christensen, O. B., Ferro, C. A. T., Frei, C., Goyette, S., Halsnaes, K., Holt, T., Jylhü, K., Koffi, B., Palutikoff, J., Schöll, R., Semmler, T., and Woth, K., 2007: Future extreme events in European climate; an exploration of Regional Climate Model projections. Climatic Change, 81, 71-95



Expertise of Martin Beniston:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
Research Interface / Management
ScopeImpact of Change
Vulnerability to Change
Topic AtmosphereClimate
Global Warming
Topic HydrosphereFresh Water Systems / Rivers / Lakes
Precipitation / Runoff
Topic CryosphereGlaciers
Snow Cover
Topic BiospherePlants
Topic Economy/ResourceUseTourism
Energy
Water
Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
Spatial ScaleGlobal / Hemispheric
Continental
Regional
Time FrameRecent / Today
Future
Statistical FocusExtreme Events
Mean Change / Trends
Variability
MethodsData Analysis
Modeling

Specialties of Martin Beniston:
Global Change; Climate Modeling; Climate Impacts Assessments Impacts of climatic change on
a) quality of surface waters,
b) infrastructure,
c) winter tourism

Development of end-to-end modeling strategies capable of assessing the possible outcomes of climatic change on various sectors of the natural and economic environments (including health) that can help in the development of adaptation strategies


Last update: 3/8/16
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2016)

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