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PD Dr. Anita Christina Risch

 

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senior scientist, cheffe de groupe

  

Institut fédéral de recherches sur la forêt, la neige et le paysage WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf

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Birmensdorf Bi MG D 40

 

Education

2010: Habilitation, ETH Zurich, Department of Environmental Sciences
Supervisor: Peter J. Edwards

2004 - 2006: Post-doc in Ecosystem Ecology, Department of Biology, Syracuse University,
Supervisor: Douglas A. Frank

2003: Ph.D. Degree in Forest Ecology, WSL, ETH Zurich
Thesis: Successional patterns and processes following land use change in subalpine forests of the Central European Alps.
Supervisor: Martin Schütz, Harald Bugmann

2000: Masters Degree in Forestry, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, USA
Thesis: Vegetation - environment relationships within small tributary watersheds of an old-growth forest in Upper Michigan, USA.
Supervisor: Kurt S. Pregitzer, Margaret R. Gale, Martin F. Jurgensen, Casey F. Huckins

1999:
Masters Degree in Ecology and Systematics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Thesis: Raum-Zeit-Modell der Vegetationsentwicklung auf zwei subalpinen Kleinweiden im Schweizerischen Nationalpark.
Supervisor: Martin Schütz, Bertil O. Kruesi

Professional experience

01/2011 - present: Head of Plant-Animal Interactions research group within research unit Community Ecology, WSL, Switzerland

09/2009 - present: Adjunct Associate Professor and member of the graduate faculty, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, Michigan Tech, USA

09/2008 - present: Lecturer, Department of Environmental Sciences, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

10/2006 - 05/2009: Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, Michigan Tech, USA

07/2006 - 12/2010: Head of Animal Ecology research group within research unit Community Ecology, WSL, Switzerland

03/2006 - 06/2006: Research scientist, WSL, Switzerland

03/2004 - 01/2006: Research associate, Departement of Biology, Syracuse University, USA

11/2000 - 02/2004: Research scientist, WSL, Switzerland

05/2000 - 10/2000: Research scientist, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, Michigan Tech, USA

1996 - 1999: Graduate research assistant ETH Zurich, Switzerland

1994 - 1999: Part time assistant and secretary at UBS Zurich, Switzerland

Current collaborations

Main external funding sources

  • Swiss National Science Foundation
  • Swiss Federal Office for the Environment
  • Finnish Academy of Sciences
 

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