ResearcherID: L-9315-2013



  • Macro- and micromorphological changes in response to environmental stress
  • Functional plant anatomy
  • Autoecology of woody species
  • Bioindication of airborne and soilborne stress factors
  • Histology, Cytology and Cell physiology

Lecture with Practical Exercises: Functional plant anatomy and ecology

Teaching includes class hours, laboratory training and an excursion during the spring semester.Lecture chapters : 1. Introduction. 2. Plant cells and environmental constraints.3. Plant tissues and their contribution to environmental adaptation.4. Plant roots: from the cell to plant-soil interactions. 5. Ecology and structure: 5.1. Plant structure and the ecological niche. 5.2. Structural changes in response to environmental constraints. 6. Structural responses to stress: 6.1. Visible symptoms and microscopic changes. 6.2. Bioindication on the basis of microscopic markers. 7. Conclusions. Documents discussed in the lecture, training protocols, research articles and many microscopy micrographs are provided online and in the form of downloadable files during the semester.

Veranstalter: Université de Lausanne


Since 2001 Research scientist and senior researcher, WSL, Switzerland

1998 - 2001 Post-doc, WSL, Switzerland

1997 - 1999 1st Research and teaching assistant, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

1996 - 1997 Post-doc, University of Massachusetts, USA.

1991 - 1995 Research and teaching assistant, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

1988 - 1995 Environmental consultant (different firms), Switzerland

1986 - 1995 PhD. University of Lausanne, Switzerland

1982 - 1986 Studies in Biology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland


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Since 1997 Forest manager (private owner, 10 ha), western Switzerland