Martin Baruffol

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Research Interests

A central question in biodiversity research is how experimental manipulations of plant diversity affect primary productivity. Grassland experiments have shown a positive relationship between the two variables, but it is not clear if the same holds for forests. Within the BEF-China project I investigate the relationship between plant biodiversity (species richness / functional richness / species composition / species identity) and the net primary productivity at the community and ecosystem level on a observational study on secondary forest and under experimental studies.

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Education and Professional Positions

2008 - 2014 Ph.D. student at the Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich
2005 - 2007 M.Sc. Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning, Wageningen University
Project: "Ecological networks for insects of calcareous grasslands in south Limburg"
Supervisors: Prof. Paul Opdam, Prof. Karle Sykora
1997 - 2003 Ecologist, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota  
Diploma project: "Characterization of heath over pasture in the high Andean Forests in la Calera"
Supervisor: Augusto Repizzo