Dr. Christopher Johnson
Assistent / PostDoc
Christopher Johnson
Philosophisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Departement Umweltwissenschaften
FG Rumpf

Assistent / PostDoc

Bernoullistrasse 30/32
4056 Basel


Research Interests

I combine theory and data to investigate how climate variability and species interactions affect ecological and evolutionary dynamics. My research focuses on feedbacks between ecology and evolution, ecological and evolutionary responses to climate, and the dynamics of species interactions. At the University of Basel, I am collaborating with Sabine Rumpf to investigate how plant species' ranges are shifting in response to climate change. Many mountain plant species are shifting their ranges upslope in response to climate change, which may create novel communities as some species disperse, while others suffer local extinctions. What are the ecological consequences of these novel communities forged under climate change? We are combining Europe-wide historical vegetation re-survey data with mathematical modelling to investigate climate change impacts on plant range dynamics, interactions, and coexistence.

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