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. & 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, 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.


    Expertise of Conradin A. Burga:
    Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
    Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
    ScopeProcess Studies
    Impact of Change
    Adaptation Measures to Change
    Topic BiospherePlants
    Biodiversity
    Topic EcosystemsTerrestrial Ecosystems
    Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
    Spatial ScaleRegional
    Local / Community
    Time FrameRecent / Today
    Statistical FocusVariability
    MethodsData Analysis
    Literature Study
    Integrated Assessment

    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: 11/28/17
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