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Curriculum Vitae

Since 2011 Group leader "Ecological Genetics" at the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf
Since 2007 Senior Scientist at the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf
Since 2006 Group leader "Evolutionary Ecology" at the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf
Since 2000 Scientist and team leader at the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf
1997 – 2000 PostDoc at the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf
1996 – 1997 Research assistant and managing head of plant genetic lab at the Institute for Systematic Bota­ny, Univer­sity of Zürich
1994 – 1999 Collaboration in the 'International Tundra Experiment' (ITEX): Re­action of tundra plant species to experimentally increased ambient tempera­ture (investigated species: Saxi­fraga oppositifolia, Polygonum viviparum)

1993 – 1997

PhD thesis "Reproductive biology of Saxifraga oppositifolia and S. biflora in alpine populations" at the Institute for Sys­te­matic Botany, University of Zürich (Prof. J.J. Schneller, Prof. C.D.K. Cook, Prof. B. Schmid; Prof. U. Molau, University of Gothenburg)

   

Research projects

European Commission EvolTree – Evolution of trees as drivers of terrestrial biodiversity (Network of Excellence; 2006–20010)
IntraBioDiv – Tracking surrogates for intraspecific biodiversity: towards efficient selection strategies for the conservation of natural genetic resources using comparative mapping and modelling approaches (2004–2006)
Oakflow – Intra- and interspecific gene flow in oaks as mechanisms promoting genetic diversity and adaptive potential (2001–2005)
Fossilva – Dynamics and biodiversity of forest tree populations: linking ge­ne­tic, paleogenetic and plant historical approaches (2000–2003)
Bafe – Biodiversity in Alpine Forest Ecosystems: Analysis, Protection and Ma­nage­ment (1997–2000)
National projects Adaptive genetic variation and plant adaptation to environmental heterogeneity (AVE; SNF-SINERGIA, co-PI; 2010–2012)
  Local adaptation in the alpine plant Arabis alpina (BioChange; ETH-CCES, co-PI; 2008–2011)
Historic and current gene flow in Swiss stone pine: coincidence between spatial patterns in adult trees and cached seed populations? (SNF; 2007–2010)
  An experimental and genetic test of reproductive facilitation among alpine plants (SNF; 2005–2009)
Landscape genetics of a rare, naturally scattered temperate forest tree (Sorbus domestica) (ETH; 2004–2008)
Long-term population dynamics of major forest trees under strongly and weakly changing climates (SNF; 2003–2006)
Erhaltung und Nutzung genetischer Ressourcen im Wald (Swiss Agen­cy for the Environment, Forests and Landscape; 2000–2005)
Dynamics of capercaillie in the Swiss Alps: metapopulation modelling at the landscape level (SNF/MAVA foundation; 2002–2005)
Genetic variation in alpine plants using molecular markers (various private foundations; 1997)
Grant acquisitions
European Commission EvolTree (FP6 Network of Excellence; partner responsible, sub-activity leader)

State Secretariate for Education and Research (SBF/EC)

IntraBioDiv (FP6 Single-Target REsearch Project; scientific co-ordinator)
Swiss National Science Foundation SINERGIA: Plant adaptation (co-PI)
Stone pine gene flow (main applicant, PhD supervisor)
  Pollination facilitation (co-applicant, PhD supervisor)
Metapopulation dynamics in capercaillie (co-applicant, PhD supervisor)
ETH Foundation Gene flow and landscape genetics (co-applicant, PhD supervisor)
MAVA Fondation pour la Protec­tion de la Nature Population genetics in capercaillie (co-applicant, PhD supervisor)
Small financial contributions CRICEPF
Georges et Antoine Claraz Schenkung
Splinter Fonds
SAC

Abt. Landshcaft und Gewässer, Aargau

  Amt für Wald, Bern

   
   
Conference activities

International

Conference organizer Biodiversity Conservation – From Genes to Habitats, Davos (2006)
"Landscape Genetics" symposium organizer at the International Botanical Congress, Vienna (2005)
 National Conference co-organizer Biology'07, Zürich (2007)
   
Professional affiliation
 

National

Swiss Botanical Society – member
Botanical Society of Basel – member
  Botanical Society of Zürich – former board member and excursion officer
   
Reviews
Journals American Journal of Botany; Annals of Botany; Basic & Applied Ecology; Bauhinia; Biotropica; Bota­nica Helvetica; Canadian Journal of Forest Research; Candollea; Conservation Genetics; Diversity & Distributions; Ecography; European Journal of Forest Research; Evolutionary Ecology; Forest, Snow and Land­scape Research; Genome; Global Change Bio­lo­gy; Heredity; International Journal of Plant Sciences; Journal of Avian Biology; Journal of Biogeography; Molecular Biology and Evolution; Molecular Ecology; New Forests; New Phytologist; Oecologia; Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics; Phytopathology; Plant Biology; Plant Ecology & Diversity; Plant Molecular Biology Reporter; Plant Systematics & Evolution; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA; Silvae Genetica; Theoretical & Applied Genetics; Tree Genetics & Genomes
Research proposals Swiss National Science Foundation
Austrian Science Foundation
Research Center Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg

Agence Nationale de la Recherche, France

  BioDiversa, Institut Français de la Biodiversité
  National Commission for Scientific & Technological Research, Chile
   
Nature conservation
 

Regional

Commission for the Conservation of Nature and Cultural Heritage, canton of Zürich – former member

Scientific board

Journals

iForest – Biogeosciences and Forestry (Member of Advisory Board)

Academics Former member of the Swiss Committee on Polar Research (commission of the Council of the Swiss Scientific Academies)
   
Teaching  

University level

Landscape Genetics, ETH Zürich (2012–)
  Conservation Genetics, ETH Zürich (2007–)
  Population Genetic Data Analysis, Plant Science Center Zürich (2006)
Teaching assistance at the Institute of Systematic Botany, University of Zürich (1993–1997)
Courses and seminars in didactics at gymnasium and university level (University and ETH Zürich; 1991–1996)
Gymnasium level
Biology teacher at Kantonsschule Riesbach, Zürich (1990–1992)
   

Student supervisions

Postdoctoral researcher

Christian Rellstab (2011–)

Zulliger Deborah (2009–2011)

Conord Cyrille (2006–2007)

Herrmann Doris (2006–2007)

Dounavi Katerina (2001–2002)

Doctoral and diploma/master students

Schnyder Elvira (2011–2012) Detecting loci indicative of local adaptation in the alpine plant Arabis alpina. Master thesis; Prof. P. Linder (Univ. Zürich)

Turrini Tabea (2011) Spatial genetic structure in oaks (Evoltree). Postgraduate internship

Boesch Alex (2010) Adaptive genetic variation and plant adaptation to environmental heterogeneity (AVE-Sinergia). Postgraduate internship

Hepenstrick Daniel (2010) Roe deer fragmentation owing to landscape and infrastructure barriers across the wildlife corridor Suret (canton of Aargau). Internship.

Buehler Dominique (on-going) Dispersal of adaptation? Analysis of adaptive and neutral gene flow in an alpine plant, Arabis alpina (BioChange). PhD thesis; Prof. A. Widmer (ETH Zürich), Prof. Rolf Holderegger (WSL)

Kormann Urs (2009) Landscape genetics in capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus L.): Combining direct and indirect methods to quantify dispersal and functional connectivity in a mountain landscape. Diploma thesis; Prof. L. Excoffier (Univ. Bern), Dr. Kurt Bollmann (WSL)

Salzer Kristina (on-going) Historic and current gene flow in Swiss stone pine: coincidence between spatial patterns in adult trees and cached seed populations? PhD thesis; Prof. L.F. Keller (Univ. Zürich), Dr. K. Bollmann (WSL)

Wirth Lea (2009) An experimental and genetic test of reproductive facilitation among alpine plants. PhD thesis; Prof. P. Linder (Univ. Zürich), PD Dr. A. Erhardt (Univ. Basel), Prof. N. Waser (Univ. Riverside, CA), Dr. R. Holderegger (WSL)

Kamm Urs (2008) Landscape genetics of a rare, naturally scattered temperate forest tree (Sor­bus domestica). PhD thesis; Prof. P. Edwards (ETH Zürich), Dr. R. Holderegger (WSL)

Baumgartner Nathalie (2007) Phylogeografie der Kalkpflanze Gypsophila repens (Caryophyllaceae) im europäischen Alpenraum: Indizien für zentralalpine Nunatakker und periphere Glazialrefugien. Diploma thesis; Prof. M. Baltisberger (ETH Zürich)

Bürgi Annina (2007) Glacial refugia in the Eastern Alps and the Carpathians: insights into the phylogeographic history of Carex sempervirens. Diploma thesis; Prof. M. Baltisberger (ETH Zürich)

Thiel-Egenter Conny (2007) Intraspecific diversity as a component of biodiversity in Alpine plants. PhD thesis; Prof. P. Linder (Univ. Zürich), Prof. P. Taberlet (Univ. Grenoble), Dr. R. Holderegger (WSL)

Jacob Gwenaël (2006) Metapopulation genetics in Alpine capercaillie. PhD thesis; Prof. B. Schmid, Prof. Lukas Keller (Univ. Zürich), Prof. Jacob Höglund (Univ. Uppsala), Dr. K. Bollmann (WSL)

Rüegg Martin (2006) Genetic structure in a selected stand of Pinus cembra in the Swiss northern Alps: spatial patterns in the pollen-transmitted chloroplast DNA. Diploma thesis; Dr. P. Rotach (ETH Zürich)

Weber Stefan (2006) Small-scale genetic diversity in Alpine plants – does downscaling from the IntraBioDiv grid cell change correlations among genetic, species, and habitat diversities? Diploma thesis; Prof. J.J. Schneller (Univ. Zürich)

Düggelin Christoph (2003) Untersuchungen zum Paarungssystem der Elsbeere (Sorbus torminalis (L.) Crantz) und seiner zeitlichen Dynamik in zwei verschieden grossen Samenernte-Bestände der Nordostschweiz. Diploma thesis; Prof. J.-P. Schütz, Dr. P. Rotach (ETH Zürich), Dr. R. Holderegger (WSL)

Fournier Nicolas (2003) Etudes sur la différenciation génétique et dendrométrique des pins syl­vestres d'altitude et de plaine en Valais (Pinus sylvestris L.). Diploma thesis; Prof. J.-P. Schütz (ETH Zürich)

Arnold Urs (2002) Paarungssystem der Elsbeere [Sorbus torminalis (L.) Crantz] in der Schweiz. Diploma thesis; Prof. J.-P. Schütz, Dr. P. Rotach (ETH Zürich), Dr. R. Holderegger (WSL)

Hilfiker Karin (2002) Untersuchungen zur genetischen Struktur der Eibe in der Schweiz. Diploma thesis; Prof. J.-P. Schütz, Dr. P. Rotach (ETH Zürich), Dr. R. Holderegger (WSL)

Glauser Patrizia (1999) Genetische Variabilität und Begleitvegetation zentraler und peripherer Po­pu­lationen im Verbreitungsgebiet der alpinen Art Dianthus glacialis Haenke mit einem Ver­gleich von Isoenzym- und RAPD-Resultaten. Diploma thesis; Prof. J.J. Schneller (Univ. Zürich)

Lang Daniela (1999) Genetischer und ökologischer Unterschied zwischen Populationen des zent­ralen und peripheren Bereiches des Verbreitungsgebietes von Dianthus glacialis Haenke mit einem Methodenvergleich von RAPD- und Alloenzymmarkern. Diploma thesis; Prof. J.J. Schneller (Univ. Zürich)

von Flüe Ingrid (1997) Phänotypische und genotypische Variabilität von Saxifraga oppositifolia L. Diploma thesis; Prof. J.J. Schneller (Univ. Zürich)


 

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