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Christian Rixen
Dr. Christian Rixen
Organisational unit: Community Ecology
Mountain Ecosystems
Phone: +41 81 4170 214
Fax: +41 81 4170 110
Room: Da C 1 53
E-Mail:
Address: WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF
Flüelastrasse 11
7260 Davos Dorf

Team Alpine Ecosystems 

Professional experience

Research fellow with WSL/SLF since 2006.

Postdoctoral fellow with Christa Mulder at the Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska - Fairbanks, Alaska, USA (2003).

Research associate at the Swiss Federal Institute of Snow and Avalanche Research, Section Alpine Environment (2002).

Academic Education

University of Zurich, Switzerland, Institute of Environmental Sciences, and Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF. PhD in Natural Sciences (1999 - 2001).

University of Kiel, Germany. Diploma in Biology (Botany) (1991 - 1998).

Research Interests

I am interested in arctic and alpine vegetation, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, and interactions between plants and the environment. My approaches usually include experiments in the field and in the lab.