Bugmann, Harald, Prof. Dr.

Prof. Dr.  Harald Bugmann

Prof. Dr. Harald Bugmann

Inst. f. Terrestrische Oekosysteme 

CHN  G 76.1 

Universitätstrasse 16

8092 Zürich


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Curriculum Vitae

Harald Bugmann was Assistant Professor of Mountain Forest Ecology from 1999 to 2004. Since October 2004, he is Associate Professor of Forest Ecology at ETH Zurich.

Born in Solothurn (Switzerland), he studied systematics and ecological biology at ETH in Zurich. After a M.Sc. in limnology, he obtained his Ph.D. under the supervision of Professor Hannes Flühler and Dr. Andreas Fischlin at the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology of ETH, dealing with the impacts of climatic change on mountain forests in the Alps. His dissertation was awarded with the medal of ETH in 1994. From 1994 to 1998, he worked on the regional impacts of climatic change at the Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research in Potsdam, Germany. In 1998/99, he did research on the ecology of Rocky Mountain forests at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research in Boulder (Colorado, USA).

His main research interests are in the long-term dynamics of forest ecosystems under environmental change, particularly successional dynamics in mountain forests and changes in the disturbance regimes (e.g. wildfires).

From 1997 to 2007, he was involved in various parts of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), including the project Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems (GCTE), the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) and Human Impacts on Terrestrial Ecosystems (HITE). He was a Contributing Author or a Reviewer for the second, third und fourth Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Working Group II.

More information on the Forest Ecology Group can be found here: http://www.fe.ethz.ch

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