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Prof. Dr. Rolf Holderegger - Personal Homepage
Adjunct Professor at ETH Zürich
Head of Research Unit Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, member of WSL directorate
Lecturer for conservation biology, conservation genetics, landscape genetics and ferns at ETH Zürich
President of the Swiss Botanical Society.
My research interests are in biodiversity and conservation biology, in particular ecological genetics and genomics. Of special relevance are the interface between research and application/outreach and the implementation of scientific results in conservation management and landscape planning. I study a wide array of organisms and use a suite of methods, i.e. descriptive and experimental field data and genetic and genomic approaches. During the last years, I spent efforts in promoting landscape genetics by organizing international symposia, editing special issues, delivering key-notes, teaching and writing review papers. In several landscape genomic projects on alpine plants, I identify genomic regions of adaptation by using next generation sequencing data and statistical allele distribution models. I also lead the monitoring program of the nationally important habitats of Switzerland.
Editorial board of Landscape Ecology (2006-2013); editor of outreach journal Infoblatt Landschaft (2010-2013); scientific advisory board of the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment BAFU (since 2010); steering board of the Genetic Diversity Centre GDC at ETH Zürich (since 2008); steering board of the Swiss floristic data base Info Flora (2002-2013); NCEAS working groups on landscape genetics (2009-2010)