Curriculum Vitae

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Education and Career

02.2017-present member of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, UK

01.2017-present Professor of Environmental Systems Analysis (ESA), Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, UK

01.2017-present Senior Scientist at Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland

10.2016-present Faculty Member at the Department of Geography, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

08.2016 The Electors to the Professorship of Environmental Systems Analysis have elected PD Dr Ulf Büntgen, MA, University of Bonn, PhD, University of Bern, Head of Dendroecology, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL,  into the said Professorship with effect from 1 January 2017

01.2014-12.2016 Head of PAGES (Past Global Changes) working group: Euro-Med2k “Climate of Europe and the Mediterranean of the last 2 millennia” (http://www.pages-igbp.org/)

11.2013-present ITRDB board member (http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/treering.html)

01.2013-12-2016 Head of Dendroecology Group at Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland

09.2012-present Associated Senior Scientist at CzechGlobe Global Change Research Institute CAS, Brno, Czech Republic

05.2012 Call for S-Professorship in Palaeoclimatology at the Humboldt-University Berlin together with Group Leadership at GFZ Potsdam (declined) 

12.2011 W2-Professorship in Climatology at Department of Geography, University of Bayreuth, Germany (shortlisted)

10.2011 Habilitation (Palaeoclimatology/palaeoecology) at University of Bern: Tree rings and climate – beyond temperature reconstructions

10-12.2010 Guest Professor at University of Madrid, Spain, Department of Astrophysics, collaboration with JF Gonzalez-Rouco

03-04.2009 Associated Research Fellow at Institute of Geography, Masaryk University of Brno, Czech Republic

06.2007-12.2016 Associated Research Fellow of Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Bern, Switzerland

11.2006-12.2016 Scientist at Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland

11.2006 PhD thesis (Dr phil. nat.), Department of Geography, University of Bern, Switzerland: Long-term European climate reconstructions from high-elevation tree-rings. Grade: summa cum laude, supervisors: Wanner H, Esper J, Nicolussi K

09.2004-10.2006 PhD student, University of Bern, Switzerland

09.2003-08.2004 Scientific Research Assistant, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland

08.2003 Master thesis, Department of Geography, University Bonn, Germany: Dendroklimatologische Analysen einer 1000-jährigen Lärchenchronologie aus rezenten und verbauten Hölzern für das Lötschental, Schweiz. Grade: 1.0, supervisors: Winiger M, Esper J, Neuwirth B

04.1999-08.2003 Studies of Geography, Geology and Cartography, University Bonn, Germany

09.1998-04.1999 Stay abroad: Oceanside, California, USA

08.1997-09.1998 Social service: „GL-GL“ Bonn, Germany

06.1997 Allgemeine Hochschulreife: Gymnasium am Ölberg, Königswinter, Germany

1992-1998 Semi-professional Mountain Biker (Team Schauff) with several participations at German, European (e.g. France and Italy) and World Championships (e.g. France and USA)

Expeditions and fieldwork campaigns

07.2016 Russian Altai-Sayan Mountain Range (Tuva Republic), Russia – living, dry-dead and archaeological wood from the upper and lower, temperature and drought-induced treeline ecotones (PI together with Vladimir Mygland and Alexander Kirdyanov)

07.2016 Indigirka River and Delta in northeastern Siberia, Yakutia, Russia – living, dry-dead, driftwood and subfossil wood (PI together with Alexander Kirdyanov and Anatoly Nicolaev)

07.2015 Yana River and Delta in northeastern Siberia, Yakutia, Russia – living, dry-dead, driftwood and subfossil wood (PI together with Alexander Kirdyanov and Anatoly Nicolaev)

08.2014 Central Hungary – Burgundy truffle (Tuber aestivum) (PI together with Simon Egli)

07-08.2013 Lena River and Delta in northeastern Siberia, Yakutia, Russia – living, dry-dead, driftwood and subfossil wood (PI together with Alexander Kirdyanov and Anatoly Nicolaev)

02.2013 Czech Republic, northeastern France and southern Germany – random oak sampling (PI together with Willy Tegel)

07.2012 Coastal east Greenland, Scorsby Sund – driftwood, shrubs, dwarf shrubs and herbs (PI together with Fritz Schweingruber)

07.2012 Northwest Iceland – driftwood, shrubs, dwarf shrubs and herbs (PI together with Fritz Schweingruber)

07.2011 Coastal east Greenland, Scorsby Sund – driftwood (PI together with Willy Tegel)

2011-present Soria Province, central Spain – Périgord Black truffle (Tuber melanosporum), living oaks and pines, as well as living junipers and construction timbers (PI together with Simon Egli and Fernando Martinez-Pena)

07.2010 Coastal east Greenland, Traill Island – driftwood (PI together with Benoit Sitter and Willy Tegel)

07.2009 Valee de Merveille, southern French Alps – living and dry-dead conifers (PI)

10.2008 Sierra de Guadarrama, central Spain – living confers (PI together with J. Fidel Gonzalez-Rouco)

09.2007 Valee de Merveille, southern French Alps – living and dry-dead conifers (PI together with Jan Esper)

08.2007 High and Low Caucasus, Georgia – living conifers (PI together with Fritz Schweingruber)

10.2006 northern Fennoscandia – living, dry-dead and subfossil pines (Co-PI together with Jan Esper and David Frank)

2004-2008, 2013 and 2016 Spanish and French Pyrenees – living conifers, dry-dead and subfossil wood, as well as treeline root-temperature loggers (PI together with Julio J. Camarero and Jan Esper)

2003-2006 and 2012 Tatra Mountains, northwestern Carpathian arc – living conifers (PI together with Jan Esper and David Frank)

2003-present Lötschental, Swiss Alps – living conifers, historical construction timber, dry-dead wood, settlement structures (PI together with Jan Esper and David Frank)

Teaching

22.09.16 Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic: Western Mediterranean climate variability since medieval times (IZ048 Progress in Physical Geography)

21.09.16 Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic: A tree-ring perspective on environmental systems analysis (IZ048 Progress in Physical Geography)

11-14.07.16 University of Bern, Switzerland: Methods of Climate Reconstruction (03709-FS2014-0) (together with J Luterbacher)

22.09.15 University of Mainz, Germany (Lötschental, Valais, Switzerland): Mesmethoden im Gelände – Beispiel Lötschental (together with Jan Esper)

15-17.09.15 Princeton University, New Jersey, USA: Paleoclimate-Dendroclimatology Workshop for Pre-Modernists (together with Jürg Luterbacher)

26.08.15 FORESCALE NZF Summer School, Fafleralp, Lötschental, Switzerland: Dendroecological and Geographical Excursion

07-11.06.14 InterDrought SummerSchool, Mikulov, Czech Republic: Causes and concurrences of Eurasia’s unprecedented 6th century summer cooling

01.05.15 Schweizer Jugend Forscht, Nationaler Wettbewerb 2015, Davos, Switzerland: Das Alter und Wachstum von Sequoiadendron Giganteum (Riesenmammutbäume) von Marc Buchs

02.-06.02.15 Dendrochronology: Tree-ring research at the interface of archaeology, climatology and ecology. University of Bern, OCCR, Switzerland: 410251-FS2015-0

20.01.15 Frontiers in Tree-Ring Reserach. Siberian Federal University and V.N. Sukachev Institute of Forest SB RAS, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

21.-24.07.14 Methods of Climate Reconstruction. University of Bern, Switzerland: 03709-FS2014-0

01.-04.07.14 InterDrought SummerSchool, Mikulov, Czech Republic: Dendroecological contributions to modern drought research

23.01.14 Volkshochschule Region Brugg, Schweiz: Das Klima der letzten 2500 Jahre

16.01.14 Volkshochschule Region Brugg, Schweiz: Jahrringe als Umweltarchiv

31.10.13 University of Lincoln, Nebraska, USA: Using tree rings in paleo-environmental research

15.03.13 University of Zurich, Switzerland: Dendrochronologie – Jahrringe als Archiv

07.11.12 Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic: Tree-rings at the interface of archaeology, climatology and ecology

06.11.12 Mendel University, Brno, Czech Republic: Tree-rings at the interface of archaeology, climatology and ecology

11.10.12 University of Freiburg, Germany: On the effect of climate variability on fungi productivity and phenology

09-13.04.12 Bern, Institute of Geography at the University of Bern: Methods of climate reconstructions (together with Luterbacher J and Frank DC)

26-30.03.12 Brno, Czech Republic, Masaryk University: 1) From the cell to the Holocene – the role of tree rings in palaeoclimatology, 2) The importance of time-series analyses in physical geography

15.11.11 Vienna, University of Vienna, Ringvorlesung: Jahrringforschung an der Schnittstelle zwischen Klimatologie, Archäologie und Ökologie

11-14.07.11 St. Petersburg, Russia, Hydro-Meteorological State University: Summer-School on Climate Change

17.06.11 Giessen, Germany, University of Giessen: (Field excursion and research seminar): From oaks to droughts

01.10-19.12.10 Madrid, Spain, University of Madrid: Tree rings and climate

27-28.05.10 Giessen, Germany, University of Giessen (Field excursion, laboratory work and research seminar): From oaks to droughts

09.11.09 Campulung, Romania, Romanian Forest Institute: European Climate Variability – Past, Present and Future

07.09.09 Vallais, Switzerland: International Dendroecological Field-week

02.04.09 Brno, Czech Republic, Masaryk University: Reconstructing climate during the past millennium

31.03.09 Brno, Czech Republic, Masaryk University: Tree-rings and climate – a European perspective

09.03.09 Winterthur, Switzerland, IAM – Institut für angewandte Medienwissenschaft: Tempowechsel innerhalb der Klima-Debatte – Unterschiedliche Geschwindigkeiten wissenschaftlicher Erkenntnisgewinnung, medialer Inszenierung und politischem Aktionismus

14.01.09 Oslo, Norway, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis – CEES Extra Seminar: Climatic triggers of plague dynamics over the past millennium

03-10.11.08 Urumqi, China, Institute of Desert Meteorology IDM: Frontiers in tree-ring research, Large-scale approaches, Standardization and chronology development, Methodological issues related to MXD and TRW

02.11.08 Beijing, China, Institute of Meteorology; Chinese Academy of Science: Tree-rings and climate – potential and limitations

15-20.09.08 Vallais, Switzerland: International Dendroecological Field-week

27.03.08 Gregynog Hall, University of Wales, Arctica islandica workshop: Shell detrending

16-22.09.07 Lötschental, Switzerland: International Dendroecological Field-week

01.09.05 Grindelwald, Switzerland, 4th international NCCR-Climate summer school: Alpine tree-rings and climate

28.01.05 Basel, Switzerland, Department of Botany, Dendroecology: Alpine tree-rings and climate

04-09.10.04 Bonn, Germany, Department of Geography: Die Objektivität der Wissenschaft: Beispiele aus der aktuellen Klima-Debatte

Talks

13.06.17 Birmensdorf Tree Ring Lectures, WSL, Switzerland: Volcanos, climate, tree rings and societies

06.06.17 Cambridge Lunch Seminar of the Ecology Group, University of Cambridge: Cross-disciplinary tree-ring research from the cell to the globe and from the present to the Holocene

07.05.17 McDonald Institute for Archaeology, University of Cambridge: Tree-ring research at the interface of archaeology, climatology and ecology

27.04.17 EGU, Vienna, Austria: Dendroecological opportunities to shift and cross disciplinary boundaries

20.04.17 Cambridge Centre for Climate Science, Student Symposium 2017 “Understanding the Climate: from Samples to Models”, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge: The importance of tree rings for paleoclimatology

10-14.04.17 PAGES workshop “Overcoming reductionism when linking climate variability with human history – a cross-disciplinary approach in the Altai Mountains”, Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, Russia: The role of inner Eurasia on the rise and demise of nomadic empires

27.03.17 Workshop on Climate Change in Eurasian Late Antiquity: A Dialogue between Science, History, and Archaeology, Institute for Advanced Study – School of Historical Studies, NJ, USA: Tree-ring evidence for the Late Antique Little Ice Age

14.12.2016 Farewell Lecture within our Birmensdorfer Tree-Ring Lectures, WSL: A personal perspective on 14-years of tree-ring research at WSL

17.11.16 FocusTerra – Vortrag zur Sonderausstellung “Tambora und das Jahr ohne Sommer”, ETH Zurich: Warum Bäume und Vulkanausbrüche für die Klimaforschung so wichtig sind

06.09.16 N-Trend workshop, Aviemore, Scotland: Western Mediterranean climate variability since medieval times and new insights from the COSMIC project

09.05.2016 Burgfestspiele Bad Vilbel, Germany: Das Klima im 14. Jahrhundert und seine Auswirkungen auf den Gang der Geschichte

27-29.04.2016 PAGES initiative, Icelandic Forest Research Institute Mógilsá, Iceland: Using Arctic driftwood at the interface of marine and terrestrial (paleo-) environmental research

23-25.03.2016 PAGES EuroMed 2k meeting at Hoeri, Germany: Consolidation, finalization and publication of the EuroMed2k database

16.03.2016 Verband der Angehörigen des Koordinierten Wetterdienstes (VAKW), Dübendorf, Switzerland: Jahrringe als Klima- und Umweltarchiv

25.11.2015 Invited keynote at the FORESTERRA FINAL CONFERENCE, Lisbon, Portugal: The impact of climate change on forest ecosystems

13.11.15 Invited keynote at WSL/SLF internal PhD-course “Data Science und Advanced Statistics”: Successful publishing

20.05.15 Invited keynote lecture at TRACE, Seville, Spain: Frontiers in tree-ring research

06.05.15 Bolin Centre Lecture, Department of Geography, University of Stockholm, Sweden: Frontiers in tree-ring research

28.04.15 W3 Nachfolge Prof. Spiecker, IWW Freiburg, Germany: Frontiers in tree-ring research

27.04.15 W3 Nachfolge Prof. Spiecker, IWW Freiburg, Germany: Waldwachstumskundliche Analysen von Dauerversuchsflächen

19.02.15 Famines During the ʻLittle Ice Ageʼ (1300-1800). Socio-natural Entanglements in Premodern Societies. Bielefeld, Germany: A tree-ring perspective on ‘Little Ice Age’ summer temperature variability

18.02.15 COST Action FP1203. European Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFPs) Network. 3rd Workshop and 4th Management Committee Meeting. Zagreb, Croatia: A (dendro)climatological perspective on fungal ecology

04.12.14 The coldest decade of the millennium? The Spörer Minimum, the climate during the 1430s, and its economic, Social and Cultural impact. University of Bern, Switzerland: A tree-ring perspective on the Spörer Minimum

01.12.14 Climate variability in Italy during the last two millennia – Italy 2k. Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Roma, Italy: Continental-scale temperature variability during the past two millennia – The PAGES 2k project

14.-17.09.14 PAGES EuroMed 2k meeting in Soria, Spain (PI): Compilation and evaluation of high- to low-resolution, marine and terrestrial proxy archives from the North Atlantic/EU sector that cover several centuries to millennia

26.08.14 Auditorium der Academia Engiadina, Samedan, Switzerland: Jahrringforschung oberhalb der Baumgrenze oder: was Dendrochronlogen und Steinböcke verbindet

21.07.14 AK-Hochgebirge, Lötschental Exkursion, Switzerland: Das ‚wilde‘ Lötschental – museales Landschaftsartefakt oder moderner Lebensraum?

13.05.2014 Heidelberger Geographische Gesellschaft, HHG, Heidelberg, Germany: Wenn Bäume Geschichte machen – Jahrringe als Umweltarchiv

14.02.14 ClimFun and Micosylva+ meeting in Soria, Spain: Linking mushroom phenology, productivity and diversity to tree-ring and climate variability in Pinar Grande

28.01.14 Micosylva+ Annual meeting in Catalonia, Spain: Breaking new ground at the interface of dendroecology and mycology

08.11.13 Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research, WP1 and WP2 meeting, Bern, Switzerland: Tree-ring amplification of the early-19th century cooling

04.11.13 LDEO, Columbia University, NY, USA: Frontiers in tree-ring research at the interface of archaeology, climatology and ecology

30.10.13 University of Lincoln, Nebraska, USA: Frontiers in tree-ring research at the interface of archaeology, climatology and ecology

16.10.13 Geocycles Workshop, Mainz, Germany: Keynote – Linking climate variability with human history: a tree-ring perspective

03.09.13 ClimTree 2013 Conference, Zurich, Switzerland: Frontiers in dendroclimatology and -ecology

19.06.13 InterDrought SummerSchool, Telc, Czech Republic: Dendroecological applications in modern drought research

22.01.13 WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland, Dendro-Seminar: Annual increments from above the Alpine treeline

10.01.13 Oslo, Norway, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis – CEES Extra Seminar: European climate variability controls Alpine ibex vitality

15.11.12 Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic: Tree-rings at the interface of archaeology, climatology and ecology

21.06.12 Norwich, University of East Anglia, CRU: Potential and limitations of randomly updating German oaks

14.06.12 Mainz, University of Mainz, Lecture-Series: Jahrringe an der Schnittstelle zwischen Archäologie, Klimatologie und Ökologie

21.05.12 Hamburg, PAGES 2K-meeting: Tree ring-based temperature reconstructions for Europe and the last millennium

24.01.12 Bern, Swiss National Science Foundation: European Climate Variability of the Late to Mid Holocene – ECHO

14.12.11 Lausanne, EPFL: Tree rings in archaeology, climatology and ecology

06.12.11 Berlin, Humboldt University Berlin: Möglichkeiten der Jahrringforschung an der Schnittstelle von Paläoklimatologie und -ökologie (Neubesetzung der S-Professur für Paläoklimatologie)

06.10.11 Bern, University of Bern, Habilitationsvortrag: Potential und Limitierung jahrringbasierter Klimarekonstruktionen

14.09.11 Engelberg, Switzerland, 24. International Dendroecological Fieldweek: Frontiers in Dendroecology

07.09.11 Samedan, Engadiner Naturforschende Gesellschaft – SESN: Wenn Bäume Geschichte machen – Jahrringe als Klimaarchiv

06.07.11 Bayreuth, University of Bayreuth, Department of Geography: Beiträge der Jahrringforschung zur Klimatologie/Ökologie in der Physischen Geographie (Wiederbesetzung der Professur für Klimatologie)

10.05.11 Ettswil, Schloss Wyher, Generalversammlung Auto-Schweiz: Was können uns Jahrringe über das Klima sagen?

09.05.11 Bern, Institute for Plant Sciences, Research Colloquium: Frontiers in Dendroclimatology and -ecology

18.04.11 London, UK, Clyde & Co – International Law Firm Seminar Lecture: What tree rings can tell us about climate change?

08.02.11 Amsterdam, Netherlands, University of Amsterdam and Faculty of Earth & Life Sciences: Tree-ring sampling along the Yenisei

04.02.11 Erlangen, Germany, AK-Hochgebirge, Annual meeting: 2500 years of European climate variability and human susceptibility

18.01.11 Oslo, Norway, CEES: Frontiers in dendroclimatology and -ecology

16.12.10 Zaragoza, Spain, ARAID-Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología (CSIC): Frontiers in dendroclimatology and -ecology

19.11.10 Hamburg, Germany, University of Hamburg, Tag der Holzwirtschaft: Neue Wege in der Dendroklimatologie

16.09.10 Zurich, Switzerland, European Meteorological Society: European climate variability and human susceptibility over the past 2500 years

14.06.10 Rovaniemi, Finland, World Dendro: Scandinavian temperatures offset global warming (presented by David Frank)

24.04.10 Freiburg, Germany, International Conference TRACE: Complex climate response of Carpathian Scots pine cliff sites

03.12.09 Innsbruck, Austria, University of Innsbruck: Dendrochronology – quo vadis

19.11.09 Padova, Italy, University of Padova: Advances in European tree-ring research – from annual insect outbreaks to millennial climate variability

27.10.09 Mallorca, Spain, EuroDendro: Hydro-climatic drivers of Medieval Black Death

28.09.09 Toulouse, France, European Meteorological Society: Climatic drivers of Yersinia pestis – a holistic perspective on Medieval Black Death

10.09.09 Brno, Czech Republic, Masaryk University: Climate variability and its human dimension in Central Europe during the 18th century

05.09.09 Oslo, Norway, CEES in the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters: The Black Death and climate

31.01.09 Marburg, Germany, Hessisches Landesamt für geschichtliche Landeskunde: Klimavariabilität und Pestausbrüche während der letzten 1000 Jahre

24.01.09 Heidelberg, Germany, South Asia Institute, Department of Geography, Germany, AK-Hochgebirge annual meeting: Diverse growth trends and climate responses of high-elevation Mediterranean tree-ring width and density

12.09.08 Brig, Switzerland, Institute for Alpine Research: Alpine summer temperatures of the past millennium

23.06.08 Madrid, Spain, University of Madrid: European climate and tree-ring variability of the past millennium

28.04.08 Zakopane, Poland, International Conference TRACE: Three centuries of Central European drought dynamics

28.04.08 Zakopane, Poland, International Conference TRACE – Podium Discussion: On the Divergence Problem in tree-ring research

23.04.08 Lötschental, Switzerland, Bauernhausforschung-Alpen: 1000 years of settlement and building history, insect outbreaks, and temperature variability in the Lötschental

15.04.08 Augsburg, Germany, Deutsche Baumpflegetage: How do trees react to climate change

14.03.08 Mallorca, Spain, EU meeting MILLENNIUM: Proxy data calibration and verification

19.01.08 Passau, Germany, AK-Hochgebirge annual meeting: Testing for tree-ring divergence in the European Alps

03.11.07 Freiburg, Germany, AK-Klima annual meeting: Two tests for tree-ring divergence in the European Alps

28.09.07 Stockholm, Sweden, EU meeting MILLENNIUM: A test for tree-ring divergence in the European Alps

16-22.09.07 Lötschental, Switzerland: International Dendroecological Field-week

04.05.07 Riga, Latvia, International Conference TRACE: Eight centuries of Pyrenees summer temperatures from tree-ring density

19.04.07 Oslo, Norway, Center for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis CEES, Dep. of Biology, University of Oslo: Climatic and insect controls on inter-annual to multi-centennial growth of the European larch (Larix decidua Mill.)

07.02.07 Mallorca, Spain, EU meeting MILLENNIUM: Long-term European climate variations from high-elevation tree-ring density

27.01.07 Marburg, Germany, AK-Hochgebirge annual meeting: Zweierlei Grenzen in der Palaeoklimatologie: Fallbeispiel Jahrringforschung

21.04.06 Brussels, Belgium, International Conference TRACE: Tree growth and climate in the Tatra Mountains

14.02.06 Mallorca, Spain, EU meeting MILLENNIUM: Tree-rings and uncertainties

06.10.05 Trier, Germany, 55. Deutscher Geographentag: Jahrringe und Klima der Alpen

22.04.05 Fribourg, Switzerland, International Conference TRACE: Alpine temperature variations, 755-2004

07.04.05 Bologna, Italy, EU meeting ALP-IMP: Long-term Alpine temperature reconstructions

22-25.09.04 Luzern, Switzerland, ESF-HOLIVAR workshop: A 1052-year alpine tree-ring proxy captured warmest summer temperatures in the last decade

28-29.05.04 Kippel, Switzerland, Schweizerische Bauernhausforschung: Tree-rings & climate

23.04.04 Birmensdorf, Switzerland, International Conference TRACE: A Millennial-long Alpine summer temperature reconstruction derived from tree rings

29.01.04 Kippel, Switzerland, Schweizerische Bauernhausforschung/AG Wallis: Dendro-klimatologische Analyse einer 1300-jährigen Lärchenchronologie aus rezenten und verbauten Hölzern für das Wallis/Schweiz

Fund raising and project managing

aDND: Evaluating the potential of the subfossil “Binz” pines for ancient DNA analyses (WSL internal call 2014; CHF 53’000) – Co-PI

AIVEC: Linking Alpine Ibex Vitality to European Climate Variability (WSL internal call 2013; CHF 79’000) – PI (together with Kurt Bollmann, Josef Senn, Simon Egli and Achilleas Psomas)

ALP-IMP: Multi-centennial climate variability in the Alps based on instrumental data, model simulations, and proxy data (European Commission, Grant # EVK2-CT-2002-00148) – involved

BINZ: Improving Late Glacial European tree-ring chronologies for accurate climate archive dating – Consolidation and extension of the Swiss-German pine chronology back to 14 000 BP (Swiss National Science Foundation + DFG, Grant # 20021L_157187 / 1; CHF 477’277 + Euro 300’000) – Co-PI (together with Wacker L)

COSMIC: Extraterrestrial evaluation of global-scale tree-ring dating in the first millennium CE (WSL internal call 2014; CHF 53’777) – PI

DAAD: Siberian Driftwood (DAAD personal grant; Euro 1’000) – PI

DITREC: Disentangling Truffle Ecology (WSL internal call 2011; CHF 46’000) – PI (together with Simon Egli)

Euro-FC: Linking European Fungal Ecology with Climate Variability (Swiss National Science Foundation, Grant #205321_169613; CHF 159’000; 2016-2018) – PI

EUROTRANS: European multi-centennial climatic variability and extremes along a maritime-continental tree-ring transect (Swiss National Science Foundation, Grant # 200021-105663) – co-inventor and main employee

EVA MAYR-STIHL STIFTUNG: Grönländisches Treibholz als Umweltarchiv, 2010 – Rekonstruktion nacheiszeitlicher Klimaschwankung, Ozeanströmung und Landhebung (Eva Mayr-Stihl-Stiftung; Euro 10’000) – PI

EVA MAYR-STIHL STIFTUNG: Arctic driftwood Project 2011, extension of the former Greenland project (Eva Mayr-Stihl-Stiftung; Euro 18’000) – PI

EVA MAYR-STIHL STIFTUNG: Arctic driftwood Project 2012, extension of the activities from 2010 and 2011 (Eva Mayr-Stihl-Stiftung; Euro 20’000) – PI

EVA MAYR-STIHL STIFTUNG: Arctic driftwood Project 2013, extension of the activities from 2010-2012 (Eva Mayr-Stihl-Stiftung; Euro 54’000) – PI

EXTRACT: Extended thousand-year reconstructions of Alpine climate from tree-rings (Swiss National Science Foundation, NCCR-Climate) – involved

GenTree: Optimising the management and sustainable use of forest genetic resources in Europe (European Commission – Horizon 2020; Euro 520’000) – Co-PI 2016

IBEX: Unraveling the effects of hunting and climate on the Swiss Alpine ibex population (Ernst Göhner Stiftung; CHF 50’000) – PI (together with Kurt Bollmann) 2016

INTERDROUGHT: Building up a multidisciplinary scientific team focused on drought; 35 month from August 2012 to June 2016 (European Commission through Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports; Euro 1’280’000) – Co-PI

LÖTSCHENTAL-TRANSECT: (Swiss National Science Foundation) – co-inventor

MADRID: Tree rings, model simulations and climate variations on the Iberian Peninsula (UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE; Euro 7’2000) – PI

MEDCLIVAR: 500 years of tree ring-based drought reconstructions for the Central Iberian Peninsula – main inventor

MILLENNIA: Millennia-long Northern Hemisphere climate reconstructions from tree rings (Swiss National Science Foundation, Grant # 2100-066628) – involved

MILLENNIUM: (European Commission, Grant # 017008-2; Euro 480’000) – co-inventor and main employee

PAGES: Compilation and evaluation of marine and terrestrial archives for Europe and the last 2k years (EuroMed2k), September 14-17, 2014 Soria, Spain (US$ 10’000) –PI

PAGES: Consolidation, finalization and publication of the EuroMed2k database (EuroMed2k), March 23-25, 2016 WSL, Switzerland (US$ 7’500) –PI

PAGES: Arctic driftwood at the interface of marine and terrestrial (paleo-) environmental research, April 27-30, 2016 Mógilsá, Iceland (US$ 4’000) –PI

PAGES: Overcoming reductionism when linking climate variability with human history – a cross-disciplinary approach in the Altai Mountains, Autumn 2016 Krasnoyarsk, Russia (US$ 10’000) – PI together with Alex Kirdyanov

PALEO: 2000 years of PALeoclimatology and Ecology from Oak stable isotopes in the Czech Republic (Czech Science Foundation Grant # 17-22102S; CZK 10’000’000) – PI

TRÜFFEL: Natürliche Verbreitung und nachhaltige Nutzung von Burgunder Trüffeln (Tuber aestivum) in der Schweiz (Ernst Göhner Stiftung; CHF 50’000) – PI (together with Simon Egli)

UPDATE: Updating the historical record of European oak tree-ring data (Columbia University, LDEO, NY; Dollar 4’500) – PI

VITA: Varves, ice cores and tree rings: archives with annual resolution (Swiss National Science Foundation, NCCR-Climate) – involved

Review & editorial work

Annals of Forest Science
Bergen Research Foundation (BSF)
Biology Letters
Canadian Journal of Forest Research
Chemical Geology
Climate Dynamics
Climate of the Past
Climate Research
Climatic Change
Czech Science Foundation
Dendrochronologia
DFG
DFG Exzellenzcluster CLiSAP
Ecography
Ecological Modeling
Geophysical Research Letters
Global Change Biology
Global and Planetary Change
IAWA Journal
International Journal of Biometeorology
International Journal of Climatology
Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution
Journal of Atmos. & Solar-Terrestrial Physics
Journal of Biogeography
Journal of Animal Ecology
Journal of Geophysical Research
Journal of Geophysical Research-B
New Phytologist
NOAA Climate Program
Oecologia
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
PAGES
Plant Ecology
Polish Journal of Environmental Studies
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA
Quaternary Research
Quaternary Science Reviews
Silva Fennica
Swiss National Science Foundation
The Holocene
Theoretical & Applied Climatology
Tree-Ring Research
Trees, Structure and Function
Tropical Ecology