Yvonne Künzi

PhD student

Plant Ecology

Phone
+41 31 631 49 33
E-Mail
yvonne.kuenzi@bfh.ch
Office
78, main building, 2nd floor
Postal Address
University of Bern
Institute of Plant Sciences
Plant Ecology
Altenbergrain 21
3013 Bern
Switzerland

I am a plant ecologist interested in biodiversity, botany, agroecology, conservation and much more. The research goals of my PhD are directed towards investigating the effects of extreme climate events and land use on ecosystem functioning and stability. We aim to get to know the dimension of droughts inducing critical species loss and the critical limits of drought resistance for differently managed semi-natural and agricultural grasslands. Furthermore, we wish to improve our understanding of grassland reorganization after drought. With this knowledge we intend to inform robust policy for the successful management of grassland biodiversity.