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Dr. Matthias Saurer



collaborateur scientifique, senior scientist


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


Birmensdorf Bi HL D 35


My main research interest is the application of stable isotopes in ecological and climatic studies. This technique is very versatile and helps to improve our understanding of plant-climate interaction and physiological responses to environmental factors.

Here more on info on our Stable isotope lab


  • 1994 - 2016
    Paul Scherrer Institute, Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry
  • 2017 -
    WSL Birmensdorf 


  • SNSF, 2022-2025, High-resolution stable isotope analysis of tree rings
  • Velux Foundation, 2022-2025, Understanding the influence of daylight on plant functioning

  • SNSF, 2019-2022, Development of a diagnostic stable isotope tool to study drought responses

  • SNSF, 2016-2018, Compound-specific dual isotope analysis

  • WSL, 2018-2019, Establishing hydrogen isotope analysis of organic material

  • Federal Office of Education-COST, 2013-2017, The relationship between stable isotopes, water-use efficiency and tree mortality under drought


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