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Head of the Long-term Forest Ecosystem Research (LWF)

Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL

Zürcherstrasse 111
CH-8903 Birmensdorf

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Phone: ++41 44 7392 818
Mobile: ++41 79 420 47 30

New papers:

Anderegg WRL, Martinez-Vilalta J, Cailleret M, Camarero JJ, Ewers B, Galbraith D, Gessler A, Grote R, Huang C-Y, Levick S, Powell TL, Rowland L, Sánchez-Salguero R, Trotsiuk V. 2016. When a tree dies in the forest: Scaling climate-driven tree mortality to ecosystem water and carbon fluxes. Ecosystems online Pasted Graphic

Hommel R, Siegwolf R, Zavadlav S, Arend M, Schaub M, Galiano L, Haeni M, Kayler Z, Gessler A. 2016. Impact of interspecific competition and drought on the allocation of new assimilates in trees. Plant Biology online Pasted Graphic

Understanding the processes that drive and regulate biogeochemical cycles, biotic interactions and biodiversity-ecosystem functioning at different scales is of central importance to our work. Only with this understanding we can assess and predict shifts in the function of ecosystems and landscapes subjected to fundamental changes in the prevailing environmental conditions (i.e. climate and land use).

Research Topics

  • Forest Ecosystem Research
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Plant ecophysiology
  • Plant-Soil Interactions
  • Biodiversity - Ecosystem Functioning
Arthur Gessler