Christian Schoeb

Research Interests

Alpine plant ecology, biodiversity, community assembly, competition, facilitation, niche theory, plant community ecology, plant interactions, species coexistence

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Education and Professional Positions

2014 - present SNSF Ambizione fellow, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2013 Visiting scientist, Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, University of Western Sydney, Richmond, Australia
2012 - 2014 SNSF postdoctoral research fellow, The James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, UK
2012 Visiting scientist, Research Group on Ecology and Biogeography, University of Concepción, Chile
2010 - 2012 SNSF postdoctoral research fellow, Estación Experimental de Zonas Áridas, CSIC, Almería, Spain
2009 - 2010 Scientific author, Schulverlag Plus AG, Bern, Switzerland
2005 - 2009 Assistant and Lecturer, Institut Sekundarstufe I, PHBern, Switzerland
2004 - 2008 Ph.D., Institute of Geography, University of Bern, Switzerland
2002 - 2005 Assistant and Lecturer, Institute of Teacher Education, University of Bern, Switzerland
1999 - 2004 M.Sc. in Biology with Major in Botany, University of Bern, Switzerland

Selected Publications

  • O'Brien MJ., Pugnaire FI., Armas C., Rodríguez-Echeverría S., Schöb C. (2017) The shift from plant-plant facilitation to competition under severe water deficit is spatially explicit. Ecology and Evolution, 7(7):2441-2448. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2875
  • Losapio G., Schöb C. (2017) Resistance of plant-plant networks to biodiversity loss and secondary extinctions following simulated environmental changes. Functional Ecology, 31(5):1145-1152. DOI: 10.5061/dryad.35q01
  • Brooker RW., Karley AJ., Newton AC., Pakeman RJ., Schöb C. (2016) Facilitation and sustainable agriculture: a mechanistic approach to reconciling crop production and conservation. Functional Ecology, 30, 98-107. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12496
  • Siefert A., Violle C., Chalmandrier L., Albert CH., Taudiere A., Fajardo A., Aarssen LW., Baraloto C., Carlucci MB., Cianciaruso MV. ; Dantas V. de L., de Bello F., Duarte LDS., Fonseca CR., Freschet GT., Gaucherand S., Gross N., Hikosaka K., Jackson B., Jung V., Kamiyama C., Katabuchi M., Kembel SW., Kichenin E., Kraft NJB., Lagerström A., Le Bagousse-Pinguet Y., Li Y., Mason N., Messier J., Nakashizuka T., Overton JMcC., Peltzer DA., Pérez-Ramos IM., Pillar VD., Prentice HC., Richardson S., Sasaki T., Schamp BS., Schöb C., Shipley B., Sundqvist M., Sykes MT., Vandewalle M. and Wardle DA. (2015) A global meta-analysis of the relative extent of intraspecific trait variation in plant communities. Ecology Letters, 18(12):1406-1419. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12508
  • Schöb C., Kerle S., Karley AJ., Morcillo L., Pakeman RJ., Newton AC., Brooker RW. (2015) Intraspecific genetic diversity and composition modify species-level diversity-productivity relationships. New Phytologist, 205(2):720-730. DOI: 10.1111/nph.13043