Conradin A. Burga

portrait Prof. em. Conradin A. Burga
Senior Researcher

Biogeography
Geographisches Institut - Physical Geography
Universität Zürich
Irchel, Building Y 25, Room Y25 K 74
Winterthurerstr. 190
CH-8057 Zürich
Switzerland


Mailing Address:

Viktoriastrasse 50
CH-8050 Zürich
Switzerland

Phone: +41 (0)43 288 51 50
Phone2: +41 (0) 44 635 51 21
Fax: +41 (0) 44 635 68 48
E-mail: conradin.burga(at)geo.uzh.ch
URL Institution: www.geo.uzh.ch/phys/aboutus/
Personal URL: link
Phone: +41 (0)43 288 51 50
Phone2: +41 (0) 44 635 51 21
Fax: +41 (0) 44 635 68 48
E-mail: conradin.burga(at)geo.uzh.ch
URL Institution: www.geo.uzh.ch/phys/aboutus/
Personal URL: link


Additional functions:
Vice president of Reinhold Tüxen-Gesellschaft Hannover e.V.(since 1996), member of the supervisory board of the Natural Sciences Museum of South Tyrol, Bozen/ Bolzano (Italy) (since 2014).


Key Publications of Conradin A. Burga (up to ten) :
Burga C.A. (1987): Gletscher- und Vegetationsgeschichte der Südrätischen Alpen seit der Späteiszeit (Puschlav, Livigno, Bormiese). Denkschr. Schweiz. Naturf. Ges. 101. Birkhäuser, Basel. 162 pp. Burga C.A. (1988): Swiss vegetation history during the last 18'000 years. New Phytologist 110(4): 581- 602.
  • Burga C.A. & Perret R. (1998): Vegetation und Klima der Schweiz seit dem jüngeren Eiszeitalter. Ott, Thun. 805 pp.
  • Burga C.A. (1999): Vegetation development on the glacier forefield Morteratsch (Switzerland). Applied Vegetation Science 2: 17-24.
  • Burga C.A. & Kratochwil A. (eds.) (2001): Biomonitoring. General and applied aspects in regional and global scales. Tasks for Vegetation Science, 35. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Boston, London. 248 pp. Burga C.A. & Hussendörfer E. (2001): Vegetation history of Abies alba Mill. (silver fir) in Switzerland - pollen analytical and genetic surveys related to aspects of vegetation history of Picea abies (L.)H. Karsten (Norway spruce). Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 10 (3): 151-159.
  • Burga C.A, Frauenfelder R., Ruffet J., Hoelzle M. & Kääb A. (2004): Vegetation on Alpine rock glacier surfaces: a contribution to abundance and dynamics on extreme plant habitats. Flora, 199,6: 505-515.
  • Walther G.-R., Beißner S. & Burga C.A. (2005): Trends in the upward shift of alpine plants. Journal of Veget. Sci. 16: 541-548. Burga C.A., Reinalter R. & Lange B. (2007): Piz Alv (2974 m) -hot spot der Biodiversität am Berninapass. Jber. Naturf. Ges. Graubünden 114, 5-20. Vittoz P., Bodin J., Ungricht S., Burga C.A. & Walther G.-R. (2008): One century of vegetation change on the Isla Persa, a nunatak in the Bernina massif in the Swiss Alps. Journal of Vegetation Science 19, 671-680. Burga C.A., Krüsi B., Egli M., Wernli M., Elsener S., Ziefle, M., Fischer, T. & Mavris, C. (2010):Plant succession and soil development on the foreland of the Morteratsch glacier (Pontresina, Switzerland): Straight forward or chaotic ? Flora, 205, 561-576. Burga C.A. et al. (2010): Vegetation map of the Upper Engadine. Orell Füssli Kartographie Zurich. Burga C.A. & Chédel M. (2016): Spät- und nacheiszeitliche Floren- und Vegetationsgeschichte der Region Feldkirch - St. Galler Rheintal am Beispiel des Pollenprofils von Mariagrün (544 m ü.M., Vorarlberg, Österreich). Bauhinia 26: 25-46. Fehr V. & Burga C.A. (2016): Aspects and Causes of Earlier and Current Spread of Trachycarpus fortunei in the Forests of Southern Ticino and Northern Lago Maggiore (Switzerland/ Italy). PALMS 60 (3): 125-136. Burga C.A. & Achermann C. (2017): Vegetationskarte Schatzinsel Alp Flix. Orell Füssli Kartographie Zürich.


    Expertise of Conradin A. Burga:
    Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
    Expert TypeExpert Type
    Scientific / Fundamental Research
    ScopeScope
    Process Studies
    Causes of Change
    Impact of Change
    Vulnerability to Change
    Adaptation Measures to Change
    Topic AtmosphereAtmosphere
    Climate
    Global Warming
    Topic BiosphereBiosphere
    Plants
    Biodiversity
    Topic EcosystemsEcosystems
    Spatial ZonesSpatial Zones
    Mountain / Highland
    Spatial ScaleSpatial Scale
    Regional
    Local / Community
    Time FrameTime Frame
    Recent / Today
    Statistical FocusStatistical Focus
    Variability
    MethodsData Collection - Measurement
    Data Analysis
    Integrated Assessment
    PolarArctic
    High Altitude

    Specialties of Conradin A. Burga:
    Response to glacier recession in a warmer atmosphere: Plant succession and soil development on the foreland of the Morteratsch glacier (Pontresina, Switzerland): Straight forward or chaotic?
    As study area we selected the glacier foreland of Morteratsch (approx. 1900 - 2100 m a.s.l.) near Pontresina northwest of the Bernina pass, Upper Engadine, Grisons (Switzerland). The aim of this study is a multimethodological approach using floristic inventories, vegetation an soil mapping of the pro-glacial area, also the detection of crucial parameters of plant resettlement in recently deglaciated areas related to time, local microtopography and soil development.


    Last update: 12/14/18
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