Christian Körner#


Christian Körner
Former Member
Email:ch.koerner 'at' unibas.ch
Membership Number:2187
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND
Section:ORGANISMIC & EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
Username:ckorner
Homepage: http://pages.unibas.ch/botschoen/koerner/index.shtml


Present and Previous Positions
  • since 1989 Full Professor for Botany, University of Basel
  • 1982-1989 Senior lecturer University of Innsbruck (1982 “Habilitation” for Botany). Various projects on alpine ecology
  • 1980-1981 Postdoctoral fellow, Research School of Biol. Sci., Australian Natl. Univ. (RSBS-ANU) Canberra
  • 1977-1980 Postdoc: Austrian MAB alpine program and field work in the Caucasus (Georgia)
  • 1973-1977 Ph.D. thesis, University of Innsbruck with W. Larcher (Water relations of alpine plants)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Influence of increasing atmospheric CO₂ concentration on natural vegetation
  • Alpine plant ecology and biodiversity
  • High elevation treeline research - global comparisons
  • Implications of climate change in the Mediterranean
  • Various projects in bioclimatology

Honours and Awards
  • Highest score in Ecology for all German, Austrian and Swiss research institutions 1997-1998 (Bild der Wiss. 8/1999)
  • Plenary opening lecture of the International GCTE-LUCC Conference (Barcelona 1998)
  • Vice president International Botanical Congress (St. Louis 1999, plenary lecture)
  • Plenary speaker for the millennial ESA/BES conference (Orlando, 2000)
  • Tansley lecture of the British Ecological Society (London 2002)
  • Private Royal Colloquium for his Majesty the King of Sweden (2003)
  • Keynote at 8th SBSTA plenary/CBD Convention of Biodiversity (Montreal 2003)
  • Plenary lecture, International Botanical Congress (Vienna 2005)
  • Plenary lecture/opening session Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP, Beijing 2006)
  • Marsh Award, British Ecological Society (2007)
  • Dr. h.c., University of Innsbruck (2013)
  • Honorary member of the Ecological Society of America (ESA 2013)
  • Dr. h.c.,Ilia University, Tbilisi (2014)


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