Sofia van Moorsel

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Research Interests

I study how evolution and biodiversity alter functioning and stability of communities, in particular when communities are faced with novel environmental conditions. I'm generally interested in community function and stability, community ecology, species interactions, species coexistence, division of labour and community evolution.

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Education and Professional Positions

2020 - present Post-doc at the Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland with Prof. Owen Petchey
2018 - 2020 Post-doc at the Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada with Prof. Andrew Gonzalez. Co-advised by Prof. Owen Petchey, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2017 - 2018 Post-doc at the Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies. Advisors: Prof. Owen Petchey and Prof. Bernhard Schmid, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2013 - 2017 Ph.D. position. Project: Community history and ecosystem functioning. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schmid, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2012 - 2013 M.Sc. in Biology/Microbiology at the University of Zurich. Title of thesis: High-throughput assessment of metabolic pathways in E. coli. Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Martin Ackermann and Dr. David Johnson, EAWAG, Switzerland
2008 - 2012 B.Sc. in Biology at the University of Zurich, Switzerland

Publications

  • van Moorsel SJ., Hahl T., Petchey OL., Ebeling A., Eisenhauer N., Schmid B., Wagg C. (2020). Co-occurrence history increases ecosystem stability and resilience in experimental plant communities. Ecology, in press. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.3205
  • Hahl T.*, van Moorsel SJ.*, Schmid MW., Zuppinger-Dingley D., Schmid B., Wagg C. (2019). Plant responses to diversity-driven selection and associated rhizosphere microbial communities. Functional Ecology 34(3):707–722. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.13511 *equal contribution
  • van Moorsel SJ.*, Schmid MW.*, Wagemaker CAM., van Gurp T., Schmid B., Vergeer P. (2019). Evidence for rapid evolution in a grassland biodiversity experiment. Molecular Ecology 28:4097–4117. DOI: 10.1111/mec.15191 *equal contribution
  • Schmid MW., Hahl T., van Moorsel SJ.*, Wagg C., De Deyn GB., Schmid B. (2019). Feedbacks of plant identity and diversity on the diversity and community composition of rhizosphere microbiomes from a long-term biodiversity experiment. Molecular Ecology 28:863–878. DOI: 10.1111/mec.14987 *equal contribution
  • van Moorsel SJ., Schmid MW., Hahl T., Zuppinger-Dingley D., Schmid B. (2018). Selection in response to community diversity alters plant performance and functional traits. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 33:51–61
  • van Moorsel SJ.*, Hahl T.*, Wagg C.*, De Deyn GB., Flynn DFB., Zuppinger-Dingley D., Schmid B. (2017). Community evolution increases plant productivity at low diversity. Ecology Letters DOI: 10.1111/ele.12879 *equal contribution
  • van Moorsel SJ. (2018). Profile. New Phytologist 217:993–994.
  • Yamasaki E., Altermatt F., Cavender-Bares J., Schuman MC., Zuppinger-Dingley D., Garonna I., Schneider FD., Guillén-Escribà C., van Moorsel SJ., Hahl T., Schmid B., Schaepman-Strub G., Schaepman ME., Shimizu KK. (2018). Genomics meets remote sensing in global change studies: monitoring and predicting phenology, evolution and biodiversity. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 29:177-186. DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2018.03.005