Spatial Genetics

The Spatial Genetics group uses scalable spatial tools to prospect for the "planty" side of life's potential in the complex real world. We investigate patterns of plant genetic diversity in managed and wild systems, and how the distributions of plant genotypes and traits matter for these ecosystems. We are interested in the chemical mediators that mediate and manifest these effects, often in the form of genetic material or products of metabolism.

We are in the Department of Geography (Remote Sensing Laboratories) and the Department of Chemistry, and are part of the University Research Priority Program on Global Change and Biodiversity at UZH.

Research

Pictures by A. Steppke, M. de la Harpe, M. Schuman