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Prof. Dr.  Markus  Stoffel
Assistant Professor
Telephone: +41 (0)22 379 07 97


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Curriculum vitae
Academic Qualifications
Professional Experience
Distinctions
Research interests and fields of excellence
Publications 

Curriculum vitae

Born on April 28, 1974 in Visp, Switzerland

Citizen of Switzerland

Academic Qualifications

12/2011 Habilitation Thesis (venia docendi) in Geomorphology, Faculty of Science, University of Bern, Switzerland

2005 PhD Thesis in Geography, Faculty of Science, University of Fribourg PhD thesis: Spatio-temporal analysis of rockfall activity into forests – results from tree-ring and tree analyses.

2003 Diploma in Media and Communication Sciences, Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, University of Fribourg

Diploma thesis: Der Umgang der Schweizer Zeitungen mit Klimawandel und Naturkata- strophen. Eine Inhaltsanalyse der Berichterstattung zum NFP31.

1999 MSc in Geography, Faculty of Science, University of Fribourg Diploma thesis: Klimawandel als Herausforderung für die Raumplanung der Vispertäler.

1999 Certificate of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Fribourg

Professional Experience

2013 – Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland

12/2011 – Privatdozent, Institute of Geological Sciences, University of Bern

01/2009 – Senior Lecturer, Institute of Geological Sciences, University of Bern

02/2009 – 03/2014 Director EU-FP7 project “ACQWA – Assessing Climatic Change and Impacts on the Quantity and Quality of Water” (ACQWA)

07/2000 – Initiator and Director of Dendrolab.ch (Dendrolab)

2006– Senior Scientist, Dept. of Geosciences, Geography, University of Fribourg (Geomorphology, Dendrogeomorphology)

2005–2006 Doctor Assistant, Dept. of Geosciences, Geography, University of Fribourg (Climate Extremes; EU-FP6 Project “Ensembles”)

2003 Scientific Collaborator, Ministry of Agriculture, Royal Government of Bhutan (Land Use and Statistics Section, GIS Unit)

2000–2005 Research Assistant, Department of Geosciences, Geography, University of Fribourg (Groupe de Recherches en Géomorphologie)

1997–1998 Scientific Collaborator, ABW Architektur- und Raumplanungsbüro Werner Bloetzer AG, Visp (Land Use Planning and Project Management)

Distinctions

12/2010 Distinguished Professor (Professor honoris causa) in Physical and Technical Geography, Facultatea de Geografie, Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2006 Award for the best PhD thesis 2005 in experimental sciences at the Faculty of Science, University of Fribourg

2005 CHGEOL Award for the most relevant work realized in the field of Geosciences

2003 Young Scientist Award of the Swiss Geomorphological Society for oral presentation of research results (2nd prize)

Research interests and fields of excellence

Late-Holocene Activity of Geomorphic Processes and Mass Movement Mechanisms in Alpine Regions (Rockfall, Debris Flows, Snow Avalanches, Flooding)

Magnitude–Frequency Relationships of Mass Movement Processes

Interactions Extreme Climate – Geomorphic Processes (past and future)

Tree-Ring Dating of Geomorphic Processes (Dendrogeomorphology, Dendrochronology)

Wood Anatomy and Tree Physiology of European Gymnosperms

Study Regions: Swiss Alps (Valais, Bernese Oberland), Himalayas (Bhutan)

Publications 

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