Prof Martin Beniston
Prof Martin Beniston
Director of the Institute of Environmental Sciences
University of Geneva
Martin Beniston has studied atmospheric and climate physics in England (BSc and MSc), France (PhD) and at ETH-Zurich (Habilitation degree). He has worked in research Institutions in Australia, Canada, Germany and Switzerland, including ETH-Zurich. He was from 1992-1997 a vice-chair of one of the climate-impacts working groups of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize). He was full professor and head of the Department of Geosciences at the University of Fribourg from 1996-2006. He is currently at the University of Geneva, where he is Director of the Institute for Environmental Sciences (ISE) and co-ordinator of a major European project on climate and water. He has close to 150 publications in the international literature, and is editor or associate editor of several journals and book series with international publishers. In 2000, he was elected to the Academia Europea.