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Frank Breiner



visiting scientist


Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf


PhD Student supervised by

Dr. Ariel Bergamini (WSL), Dr. Michael Nobis (WSL) and Prof. Dr. Antoine Guisan (University of Lausanne)

Scientific interests

Spatial and ecological distribution of rare plant species within Switzerland, Species Distribution Modelling, Red Lists, alpine ecology.


MCED award 2015 for innovative contributions to ecological modelling in the category PhDs and Postdocs.


since 2016 Postdoc at the Spatial Ecology Group, University of Lausanne
2011-2016 PhD student at WSL and University of Lausanne
PhD in Life Science University of Lausanne
April 2011 M.Sc. Thesis, Department of Plant Ecology: "Resurvey of a GLORIA Target Region in the Swiss National Park"
2008-2011 M.Sc. Biodiversity and Ecology (University of Bayreuth)
2005-2008 B.Sc. Geoecology (University of Bayreuth)