Wolfgang Meier

Department Geographie und Geowissenschaften
Institut für Geographie

Raum: Raum 1.011
Glückstr. 5
91054 Erlangen


  • 2007-2014:   University of Erlangen-Nuremberg Subjects: Geography, Chemistry and Bioengineering. State examination in Geography and Chemistry;
  • since 2014:    Scientific employee at the Institute of Geography; University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • Dissertationsschrift: Past and recent climate variability and glacier fluctuations across the Southern Patagonian Andes – A multi‐parameter approach using tree‐ring parameters and remote sensing. (Historische und rezente Klimavariabilität und Gletscherschwankungen in den südlichen Patagonischen Anden – Ein Multi‐Parameter Ansatz, basierend auf Jahrringparametern und Fernerkundung)

Süd- und Hochasien mit Schwerpunkt Nepal und subtropisches Süd-China (Yunnan)

Südamerika: Patagonien & Tierra del Fuego

  • Paläoklimatologie, Dendroklimatologie & Dendroisotopie
  • Klima- & Landschaftsgeschichte in Hochgebirgs-Ökosystemen
  • Klima-, Gletscher- und Landschaftsgeschichte Hochasiens und Südamerikas


  • Meier, W.J-H., Aravena, J., Hochreuther, P., Soto-Rogél, P., Jana, R., Braun, M.H. & J. Grießinger (2020): A tree-ring δ18O series from southernmost Fuego‑Patagonia is recording flavors of the Antarctic Oscillation. Global and Planetary Change 195 (2020), 103302.
  • Soto-Rogél, P., Aravena, J.C., Meier, W. J.-H., Gross, P., Pérez, C., González-Reyes, A. & J. Grießinger (2020): Impact of extreme weather events on aboveground net primary productivity and sheep production in the Magellan region, southernmost Chilean Patagonia. Geosciences 10(8), 318.
  • Grießinger, J., Meier, W. J.-H. & P. Hochreuther (2020): Decreasing water availability as a threat for traditional irrigation-based land-use systems in the Mustang Himalaya/Nepal. In: Schickhoff, U., Singh, R.B. & S. Mal (eds.): Mountain Landscapes in Transition: Effects of land-use and climate change. Springer Sustainable Development Goals Series (in press).


  • Meier, W.J.-H., Aravena, J.C., Grießinger, J., Hochreuther, P., Soto-Rogel, P., Zhu, H., De Pol-Holz, R., Schneider, C. & M.H. Braun (2019): Late Holocene glacier fluctuations of Glacier Schiaparelli at Monte Sarmiento Massif, Tierra del Fuego (54°24′S). Geosciences 9(8), 340. .
  • Mayr, C., Smith, R.E., Garcia, M.L., Massaferro, J., Lücke, A., Dubois, N., Maidana, N.I., Meier, W.J.H, Wissel, H., & Zolitschka, B. (2019). Historical eruptions of Lautaro Volcano and their impacts on lacustrine ecosystems in southern Argentina. Journal of Paleolimnology 62(2). 10.1007/s10933-019-00088-y
  • Grießinger, J., Bräuning, A., Helle, G., Schleser, G.H., Hochreuther, P., Meier, W.J-H. & H. Zhu (2019): A Dual Stable Isotope Approach Unravels Common Climate Signals and Species-Specific Responses to Environmental Change Stored in Multi-Century Tree-Ring Series from the Tibetan Plateau. Geosciences 9(4), 151. .
  • Grießinger, J., Langhamer, L., Schneider, C., Saß, B.L., Steger, D., Skvarca, P., Braun, M.H., Meier, W.J.-H., Srur, A.M. & P. Hochreuther (2018): Imprints of climate signals in a 204 year δ18O tree-ring record of Nothofagus pumilio from Perito Moreno Glacier, southern Patagonia (50°S). Frontiers in Earth Sciences 6 (2018), 27.


  • Meier, W. J-H., Hochreuther, P., Grießinger, J., & M.H. Braun (2018): An updated multi-temporal glacier inventory for the Patagonian Andes with changes between the Little Ice Age and 2016. Frontiers in Earth Sciences 6 (2018), 62.
  • Malz, P., Meier, W., Casassa, G., Jana, R., Skvarca, P., & Braun, M. (2018). Elevation and mass changes of the southern Patagonian icefield derived from TandDEM-X and SRTM data. Remote Sensing, 10(2).