Anything against nature will not abide for any length of time

Charles Darwin

Reseach for the environment

The investigation of the environment and its change is of essential significance for our understanding of life, living conditions and their development on earth. One of the core competencies for sustainability in the 21st century is the understanding of the continuous evolution of the system earth as well as the awareness of the consequences of human behavior on the quality of life on our planet. The Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Basel thus aims at investigating the complex interactions of biosphere, geosphere and anthroposphere at the highest stage to convey the results to students and the public.


Prof. Dr. Christine Alewell

Prof. Dr. Bruno Baur

Prof. Dr. Christian de Capitani

Prof. Dr. Dieter Ebert

Prof. Dr. Oliver Heiri

Prof. Dr. Patricia Holm

Prof. Dr. Ansgar Kahmen

Prof. Dr. Markus Kalberer

Prof. Dr. Moritz Lehmann

Prof. Dr. Walter Salzburger

Prof. Dr. Rita Schneider-Sliwa

Prof. Dr. Patrick Tschopp

Prof. Dr. Andreas Wetzel

Prof. Dr. Yvonne Willi, Botanik