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Dr. Esther Frei - Personal Homepage

Esther Frei
Dr. Esther Frei
Organisational unit: Forest Resources and Management
Stand Dynamics and Silviculture
Phone: +41447392060
Fax: +41 44 7392 215
Room: Bi HP D 67
E-Mail:
Address: Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf

Education & Professional Experience

05/2017 - present Research associate, Research program 'Forests and Climate Change', Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL
05/2014 - 04/2017 Postdoctoral Fellow in the Tundra Ecology lab, University of Britisch Columbia (UBC)
01/2014 - 04/2014
Visiting scientist in the Mountain Ecosystems group, WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF)
04/2013 - 12/2013 Research associate in the Summit Flora group and the Mountain Ecosystems group, WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF)
01/2008 - 03/2013 PhD in plant ecology, ETH Zurich (Department of Environmental Systems Science, Institute of Terrestrial Ecosystems)

PhD thesis: “Adaptation and plasticity of plant populations in the Swiss Alps in the context of climate change” supervised by Dr. Andrea R. Pluess, Dr. Chris Kettle & Prof. Dr. J. Ghazoul

10/2001 – 06/2007 Studies in Geography and Biology, University of Zurich

Master‘s thesis: “Die Vegetation des Piz Languard, Fallbeispiel für einen klimainduzierten Florenwandel? (The vegetation of Piz Languard, a case study of a climate induced flora change?)” supervised by PD Dr. G.-R. Walther & Prof. Dr. C. Burga