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Dr. Christian Rellstab - Personal Homepage

Organisational unit Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
Ecological Genetics
Address Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf

Room Bi MG C 39
Contact Phone: +41 44 739 2542
Fax: +41 44 7392 215
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Main research interests: Local adaptation, landscape genomics, environmental genomics, population genomics, and population genetics of alpine plants and forest trees.

I am an evolutionary ecologist that combines experimental approaches, field work, genomic tools, and statistics to answer interesting questions asked in biology. My interest in natural science is very broad and I have repeatedly participated in interdisciplinary projects using various study systems like fish, zooplankton, trematodes, alpine plants, and forest trees.

I am scientific staff member and senior researcher in Felix Gugerli's research group (Ecological genetics) and involved in various projects dealing with environmental adaptation of plants. We are interested if and how plants are genetically adapted to local environmental conditions, and how species and populations will deal with ongoing and future habitat alterations like climate change or heavy-metal contamination.