Martin Hoelzle

portrait Prof. Martin Hoelzle

Dépt. des Géosciences - Géographie
Université de Fribourg
Chemin du Musée 4
CH-1700 Fribourg

Phone: +41 (0) 26 300 90 22
Phone2: +41 (0) 26 300 90 10
Fax: +41 (0) 26 300 97 46
E-mail: martin.hoelzle(at)
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Phone: +41 (0) 26 300 90 22
Phone2: +41 (0) 26 300 90 10
Fax: +41 (0) 26 300 97 46
E-mail: martin.hoelzle(at)
URL Institution:

Programs in which Martin Hoelzle holds an official function:
EK-Kryovice chair2006 -
OcCCmember2013 -
WGMSScientific Staff

Additional functions:
Chair Swiss Snow, Ice & Permafrost Society

Key Publications of Martin Hoelzle (up to ten) :
Arenson, L., Hoelzle, M. and Springman, S., 2002. Borehole deformation measurements and internal structure of some rock glaciers in Switzerland. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 13(2): 117-135.

Hoelzle, M., Mittaz, C., Etzelmüller, B. and Haeberli, W., 2001. Surface energy fluxes and distribution models of permafrost in European mountain areas: an overview of current developments. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 12(1): 53-68.

Hoelzle, M., Haeberli, W., Dischl, M. and Peschke, W., 2003. Secular glacier mass balances derived from cumulative glacier length changes. Global and Planetary Change, 36(4): 295-306.

Hoelzle, M., Paul, F., Gruber, S. and Frauenfelder, R., 2005. Glacier and Permafrost in Moutain areas: different modelling approaches, Projecting Global Change Impact and Sustainable Land use and Natural Resource Management in Mountain Biosphere Reserves (GLOCHAMORE). Global Change Impacts in Mountain Bisophere Reserves. UNESCO, Paris, 28-39.

Hoelzle, M., Chinn, T., Stumm, D., Paul, F., Zemp, M. and Haeberli, W., 2007. The application of glacier inventory data for estimating past climate-change effects on mountain glaciers: a comparison between the European Alps and the Southern Alps of New Zealand. Global and Planetary Change, 56, 69-82.

Expertise of Martin Hoelzle:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
ScopeImpact of Change
Topic CryosphereGlaciers
Permafrost / Solifluction
Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
Spatial ScaleContinental
National / Cultural
Local / Community
Time FramePast
Recent / Today
Statistical FocusMean Change / Trends
MethodsData Collection - Measurement
Data Analysis

Specialties of Martin Hoelzle:
Alpine cryosphere and geomorphology in a future climate,
Changes in alpine cryosphere, which are related to impacts on the high alpine environement including natural hazards and runoff
• Langfristiges Monitoring im Bereich Gletscher, global bis lokal an verschiedene Orten z.B. Schweiz, Kirgistan, Usbekisten • Langfristiges Monitoring im Bereich Permafrost, regional bis lokal

Last update: 11/22/21
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2022)

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