Dr. Sophia Etzold

Dr. Sophia Etzold


Collaboratrice scientifica


Dinamica del bosco



Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf


WSL Birmensdorf Bi HL D 27

Research activities

My research interest ranges from the small scale of tree physiological processes to the large scale of forest ecosystem carbon budgeting, concerning changing climatic conditions.

Currently, I am studying responses of forest ecosystems to changing environmental conditions using Swiss and European long-term monitoring data. Some of the topics I am investigating are:

  • High-resolution tree growth dynamics across Switzerland
  • What are the limiting thresholds of tree growth?
  • Link of forest carbon exchange and tree growth patterns
  • Growth dynamics of forest ecosystems in relation to climatic changes and management