Marsh Ecology Award

2007 - Prof Dr Christian Korner

Professor Christian Korner is one of Europe’s most eminent ecologists. He is the Head of Plant Ecology at the University of Basel, Switzerland, where he leads a large group studying the interactions between plants and their environment. His most seminal work has addressed adaptations of plants to arctic/alpine environments, including factors that control the position of treelines, and the impacts of elevate carbon dioxide on both individuals and their interactions within communities.

His studies have shown how the structure and composition of ecosystems determines their functioning. His work on carbon dioxide has involved the study of many different ecosystems, including tropical forests, where he pioneered new methods of exposing trees to elevated concentrations of carbon dioxide. His research has resulted in the publication of more than 250 articles, 15 of which have been cited more than 100 times, earning him a place in the ISI Highly Cited Researchers list.


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