Bernhard Schmid

Bernhard Schmid, Prof. Dr.

Professor

Remote Sensing Laboratories

Tel.: 044 63 55205

Room number: Y25 J 54

bernhard.schmid@geo.uzh.ch

Recent papers

  • Barry, K.E., Mommer, L., van Ruijven, J., Wirth, C., Wright, A.J. … Schmid, B., Weigelt, A. (2018). The future of complementarity: disentangling causes from consequences. Trends in Ecology and Evolution in press.
  • Huang, Y., Chen, Y. … Bruelheide, H., Ma, K., Niklaus, P.A., Schmid, B. (2018). Impacts of species richness on productivity in a large-scale subtropical forest experiment. Science 362: 80-83.
  • Isbell, F., Cowles, J., Dee, L.E., Loreau, M., Reich, P.B., Gonzalez, A., Hector, A., Schmid, B. (2018). Quantifying effects of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning across times and places. Ecology Letters 21: 763-778.
  • Schmid, M.W., Hahl, T., van Moorsel, S.J., Wagg, C., de Deyn, G.B., Schmid, B. (2018). Feedbacks of plant identity and diversity on the diversity and community composition of rhizosphere microbiomes. Molecular Ecology in press.
  • Schmid, M.W., Heichinger, C., Coman Schmid, D., Guthörl, D., Bruggmann, R., Aluri, S., Aquino, C., Schmid, B., Turnbull, L.A., Grossniklaus, U. (2018). Epigenetic variation contributes to adaptation in Arabidopsis. Nature Communications 9: 4446 (12 pages).
  • Schuldt, A. … Schmid, B. … Bruelheide, H. (2018). Biodiversity across trophic levels drives multifunctionality in highly diverse forests. Nature Communications 9: 2989 (10 pages).
  • Tian, D., Yan, Z., Niklas, K.J., Han, W., Kattge, J., Reich, P.B., Luo, Y., Chen, Y., Tang, Z., Hu, H., Wright, I.J., Schmid, B., Fang, J. (2018). Global leaf nitrogen and phosphorus stoichiometry and their scaling exponent. National Science Review 5: 728-739.
  • Oehri, J., Schmid, B., Schaepman-Strub, G., Niklaus, P.A. (2017). Biodiversity promotes primary productivity and growing season lengthening at the landscape scale. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A. 114: 10160-10165.
  • Schmid, B., Baruffol, M., Wang, Z.H., Niklaus, P.A. (2017). A guide to analyzing biodiversity experiments. Journal of Plant Ecology 10: 91-110.
  • Schneider, F.D., Morsdorf, F., Schmid, B., Petchey, O.L., Hueni, A., Schimel, D.S., Schaepman, M.E. (2017). Mapping functional diversity from remotely sensed morphological and physiological forest traits. Nature Communications 8: 1441 (12 pages).
  • Van Moorsel, S.J., Hahl, T., Wagg, C., Gerlinde de Deyn, Flynn, D.F.B., Zuppinger-Dingley, D., Schmid, B. (2017). Community evolution increases plant productivity at low diversity. Ecology Letters 21: 128-137.

Publications on Google Scolar

Research interests

Global change and biodiversity; Biodiversity–ecosystem functioning (BEF) relationships; Scaling-up BEF relationships; Design and analysis of experiments

Mechanisms of plant  competition and coexistence; Plant–animal interactions; Plant–soil feedback; Community assembly; Community genetics and evolution; Evolutionary plant genetics and epigenetics

Plant decision making; Invasion biology; Ecology and genetics of small populations; Life-history evolution of clonal organisms

UZH News

Date

Title

Link

08.11.2018

Exploiting Epigenetic Variation for Plant Breeding

https://www.media.uzh.ch/en/Press-Releases/2018/epigenetic-variation.html

08.11.2018

Epigenetische Veränderungen für die Pflanzenzucht nutzen

https://www.media.uzh.ch/de/medienmitteilungen/2018/Epigenetische-Variation.html

05.10.2018

Species-Rich Forests Store Twice as much Carbon as Monocultures

https://www.media.uzh.ch/en/Press-Releases/2018/Species-Rich-Forests1.html

05.10.2018

Artenreiche Wälder speichern doppelt so viel Kohlenstoff wie Monokulturen

https://www.media.uzh.ch/de/medienmitteilungen/2018/Artenreiche-Waelder.html

22.08.2018

Species-Rich Forests Better Compensate Environmental Impacts

https://www.media.uzh.ch/en/Press-Releases/2018/Species-Rich-Forests.html

22.08.2018

Artenreiche Wälder kompensieren die Klimabelastungen besser

https://www.media.uzh.ch/de/medienmitteilungen/2018/Artenreiche-W%C3%A4lder.html

13.11.2017

Mapping Functional Diversity of Forests with Remote Sensing

https://www.media.uzh.ch/en/Press-Releases/2017/biodiversity-remote-sensing.html

13.11.2017

Pflanzenvielfalt von Wäldern aus der Luft abbilden

https://www.media.uzh.ch/de/medienmitteilungen/2017/Biodiversitaets-Fernerkundung.html

16.10.2017

Neue Seele des Campus Irchel

http://www.news.uzh.ch/de/articles/2017/Irchelbar.html

26.09.2017

Biodiversity Protects against Drought

http://www.news.uzh.ch/en/articles/2017/biodiversit%C3%A4t_trockenstress.html

26.09.2017

Vielfalt schützt vor Trockenheit

https://www.news.uzh.ch/de/articles/2017/biodiversit%C3%A4t_trockenstress.html

04.09.2017

Diverse Landscapes Are More Productive and Adapt better to Climate Change

http://www.media.uzh.ch/en/Press-Releases/2017/biodiversity-landscapes.html

04.09.2017

Vielfältige Landschaften sind produktiver und anpassungsfähiger

https://www.media.uzh.ch/de/medienmitteilungen/2017/Biodiversitaet-Landschaften.html

14.04.2016

Plants force fungal partners to behave fairly

http://www.media.uzh.ch/en/Press-Releases/2016/Pflanzen-Pilzpartner.html

14.04.2016

Pflanzen zwingen Pilzpartner zu fairem Verhalten

https://www.media.uzh.ch/de/medienmitteilungen/2016/Pflanzen-Pilzpartner.html

11.04.2016

«Unsere Fakultät wächst am schnellsten»

www.news.uzh.ch/de/articles/2016/bernhard-schmid-interview.html

21.04.2016

UZH Growing in the Fields of Medicine and the Natural Sciences

http://www.media.uzh.ch/en/Press-Releases/2016/UZH-w%C3%A4chst-in-Medizin-und-Naturwissenschaften.html

20.12.2016

University of Zurich to become global center for biodiversity research

http://www.media.uzh.ch/en/Press-Releases/2016/bioDISCOVERY-at-UZH.html

 

 

Education and professional positions

2018 -

Professor of Environmental Sciences, Institute of Geography, University of Zurich

2014 - 2016

Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Zurich

2013 -

Co-director of University Research Priority Program “Global Change and Biodiversity”

2009 -

Guest professor Peking University, Beijing

2009 - 2013

Vice Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Zurich

2007 -

Editor Journal of Plant Ecology

2004 - 2012

Member of the Research Council, Division III, Swiss National Science Foundation

1997 -

Visiting professor at several foreign Universities

2010 - 2018

Professor of Environmental Sciences, Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich

1994 - 2009

Professor of Environmental Sciences, Head of the Institute of Environmental Sciences, University of Zurich

1992 - 1994

Professor of Conservation Biology, NLU, University of Basel

1987 - 1992

START-fellow (career development award of the Swiss NSF), University of Basel

1984 - 1987

Postdoc, Harvard University, Cambridge (with F.A. Bazzaz)

1983 - 1984

Research Associate, University of Zurich

1981 - 1983

Postdoc, University College of North Wales, Bangor (with J.L. Harper)

1977 - 1981

PhD-studies at Institute of Systematic Botany, University of Zurich
Teacher in Biology, High school Baden

1976 - 1977

Teacher in Biology and Chemistry, High school Sargans

Former members of research group

Surname / name

Function until

Link

Bossdorf Oliver

PhD 2004

https://www.uni-tuebingen.de/en/faculties/faculty-of-science/departments/biology/institutes/evolutionecology/groups/plant-evolutionary-ecology/people/oliver-bossdorf.html

Chen Yuxin

Postdoc 2018

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0658-7562

Dimitrakopoulos Panos G.

Postdoc 2003

http://www.env.aegean.gr/staff/dimitrakopoulos-panayiotis/

Fakheran Sima

PhD 2009

http://fakheran.iut.ac.ir/

Fischer Markus

PhD 1996

http://www.ips.unibe.ch/research/planteco/index_eng.html

Kéry Marc

PhD 2000

https://www.scribd.com/author/271392039/Marc-Kery

Knop Eva

PhD 2006

http://www.ecol.iee.unibe.ch/about_us/staff/pd_dr_knop_eva/index_eng.html

Koricheva Julia

Postdoc 1996

https://pure.royalholloway.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/julia-koricheva(ab83b389-7258-48fd-8560-0c8de7b6c94a).html

Lavigne Claire

Postdoc 1995

https://www6.paca.inra.fr/psh_eng/Research-teams/Team-3-Biological-control-by-Conservation/The-team/Claire-Lavigne

Lindemann-Matthies Petra

PhD 1999

https://www.ph-karlsruhe.de/index.php?id=6656

Liu Xiaojuan

Postdoc 2016

http://www.biodiv.ibcas.ac.cn/en/staff/liuxiaojuan.html

Matthies Diethart

Postdoc 2000

https://www.uni-marburg.de/fb17/forschung/fobericht/Foberichtneu/matthies

Moradi Hossein

PhD 2009

https://moradi-env.iut.ac.ir/

Mwangi Peter N.

PhD 2006

http://www.jkuat.ac.ke/departments/botany/staff/

O’Brien Michael

Postdoc 2015

http://obrienresearch.com/

Petermann Jana S.

PhD 2009

https://www.uni-salzburg.at/index.php?id=201649

Schöb Christian

Ambizione 2017

http://www.ias.ethz.ch/people/person-detail.html?persid=239475

Seidl Irmi

Postdoc 2002

https://www.wsl.ch/de/mitarbeitende/seidl.html

Stoll Peter

PhD 1995

http://www.ips.unibe.ch/aboutus/personen/vegetation_ecology/pd_dr_stoll_peter/index_eng.html

Turnbull Lindsay A.

Postdoc 2013

https://www.queens.ox.ac.uk/node/101

Van Kleunen Mark

PhD 2001

https://www.biologie.uni-konstanz.de/kleunen/

Wagg Cameron

Postdoc 2018

https://www.linkedin.com/in/cameron-wagg-2216b18a/?originalSubdomain=ca

Wang Zhiheng

Postdoc 2010

http://www.macroecology-pku.org/PeopleDetail.aspx?id=1

Weber Ewald

PhD 1994

http://www.uni-potsdam.de/ibb/arbeitsgruppen/ordentliche-professuren/biodiv/mitarbeiter/ewald-weber.html

Willi Yvonne

PhD 2004

https://botanik.unibas.ch/personen/profil/person/willi/

Wüst Samuel

Ambizione 2017

https://scholar.google.ch/citations?user=H3erAbsAAAAJ&hl=en

Züst Tobias

PhD 2012

http://www.ips.unibe.ch/aboutus/personen/plant_ecology/dr_zuest_tobias/index_eng.html

Publications