Research interests

Topics in population and evolutionary biology:

  • The demographic and functional consequences of clonal growth in plants
  • The impact of man-made local and global change in calcareous grasslands
  • Patchy habitats, meta-populations and genetic diversity in alpine plant life

Curriculum vitae and education

Born 5.9.1951 in Hazaribak, India
Married, 2 children
1971 – 1977 Master of Science in Biology, University of Basel
1977 – 1981 Coworker in the Pharmaceutical Insustry and in the Media
1982 – 1986 PhD, University of Basel with Prof. Zoller «Litter production and decomposition in calcareous grassland»
since 1988 Lecturer in Botany at the University of Basel
1987 – 1991 Research grant for «Population biology of pioneer species»
1991 Research project on Epilobium species in Georgien (former UdSSR
1991 – 1993 Research Grant of the Treubel Fonds
1998 Habilitation in Botany at the University of Basel
2007 Titularprofessorship of the University of Basel
since 2016 retired


Editor in Chief “Alpine Botany” (former Botanica Helvetica), Editorial Board “Journal of Plant Ecology”, Editorial Board “Basic and Applied Ecology”Botanical Society of America (BSA)
British Ecological Society (BES)
Gesellschaft für Ökologie (GfOe)
International Association of Vegetation Science (IAVS)
Schweizer Botanische Gesellschaft (SBG)

Prof. Dr. Jürg Stöcklin

Universität Basel
Departement Umweltwissenschaften
Pflanzenökologie und -evolution
Schönbeinstrasse 6
CH-4056 Basel

Tel: +41 61 207 35 01