Dr. Christian Rixen
Team Alpine Ecosystems
Research fellow with WSL/SLF since 2006.
Postdoctoral fellow with Christa Mulder at the Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska - Fairbanks, Alaska, USA (2003).
Research associate at the Swiss Federal Institute of Snow and Avalanche Research, Section Alpine Environment (2002).
University of Zurich, Switzerland, Institute of Environmental Sciences, and Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF. PhD in Natural Sciences (1999 - 2001).
University of Kiel, Germany. Diploma in Biology (Botany) (1991 - 1998).
I am interested in arctic and alpine vegetation, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, and interactions between plants and the environment. My approaches usually include experiments in the field and in the lab.