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Christoph Kueffer

Christoph Kueffer received a PhD in plant ecology and a habilitation in plant and global change ecology from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich. He is a professor of urban ecology at the University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland (FHO) and a lecturer (Privatdozent) at ETH Zurich. His research focuses on biodiversity conservation in novel and human-dominated ecosystems, and global change impacts on island and mountain ecosystems. Another interest is invasion biology, including as coordinator of the Mountain Invasion Research Network (MIREN, http://www.mountaininvasions.org/) and research associate at the Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology (CIB) in Stellenbosch (South Africa, http://academic.sun.ac.za/cib/team_guest.asp).


Christoph has for many years been involved in island research in the Seychelles, Mascarenes, Hawaii, and the Canary Islands. Amongst others, he coordinates a long-term research partnership between ETH Zurich and the Seychelles (http://www.seychelles.ethz.ch), moderates the Island Conservation Network mailing-list (Islands-L, http://listserv.bgci.org/scripts/wa.exe?INDEX) , and was one of the chairs of the first international Island Biology conference, 2014 in Honolulu (Hawaii, https://sites.google.com/a/hawaii.edu/islandbiology2014/home).

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