About us

The research group Ecology of Prof. Sabine Rumpf will start in February 2022.

In our research, we will combine field observations and experiments, remote sensing, and historical as well as online data sources with modelling techniques to infer impacts of environmental change on plant species distributions, diversity and performance.

Our preferred study system are alpine and arctic regions, because these relatively pristine areas allow for studying impacts of environmental change without too much direct confounding effects of human action. Furthermore, alpine and arctic regions are warming even faster than other areas on Earth, harbour disproportionally high biodiversity, and provide fundamental ecosystem services.

Understanding past and predicting future changes of these ecosystem is therefore highly important to conserve global biodiversity, reach global sustainability commitments, and ensure ecosystem integrity with immediate relevance to humankind.

Open positions

The new research group is hiring for following positions :

PhD position in alpine plant ecology
Post Doc position in mountain ecology
Technician position in ecology

We encourage applications from women and from persons underrepresented in academic research!

Where to find us

University of Basel
Department of Environmental Sciences
Research group Ecology
Office 022C
Bernoullistrasse 32
4056 Basel
Tel. +41 61 207 08 31