Christoph Küffer

Prof. Christoph Küffer
Institut für Landschaft und Freiraum
Ostschweizer Fachhochschule OST
Oberseestrasse 10
CH-5640 Rapperswil
Switzerland


Phone: +41 55 222 47 89
Phone2: +41 (0) 55 222 47 22
Fax: +41 (0) 55 222 44 00
E-mail: christoph.kueffer(at)hsr.ch
URL Institution: ilf.hsr.ch
Personal URL: link


Additional functions:
Steering committee, Swiss Academic Society for Environmental Research and Ecology (SAGUF)
Co-chair, Environmental Humanities Switzerland
Scientific steering committee, Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA)
Coordinator, Mountain Invasion Research Network (MIREN, www.miren.ethz.ch)
Associate Editor, Diversity and Distributions


Key Publications of Christoph Küffer (up to ten) :
KUEFFER, C. 2015. Ecological Novelty: towards an interdisciplinary understanding of ecological change in the Anthropocene. In: Greschke, H.M. & J. Tischler (eds.). Grounding global climate change. Contributions from the social and cultural sciences. Springer, 19-37.
KUEFFER, C., FORET, P., HALL, M. 2015. Developing the Environmental Humanities in Switzerland: An Evaluation of Opportunities, Challenges, and Priorities in Research, Teaching, and Institutional Support. Bern: Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences, pp. 49.
BUGMANN, H:, KUEFFER, C., CONEDERA, M. (eds.). 2014. Invasive Arten: die neuen Sorgenkinder im Wald / Espèces envahissantes: nouveaux défis en forêt. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen / Journal forestier Suisse 165/ 6
HUMAIR,F, SIEGRIST, M., KUEFFER, C. 2014. Working with the horticulture industry to limit invasion risks: the Swiss experience. EPPO Bulletin 4(2), 1-7.
KUEFFER, C. 2014. “Mountain Biomes.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Ecology. Ed. David Gibson. New York: Oxford University Press,
KUEFFER, C. & KAISER-BUNBURY, C. 2014. Reconciling conflicting perspectives for biodiversity conservation in the Anthropocene. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 12(2): 131-137
KUEFFER, C & LARSON, BMH 2014. Responsible use of language in scientific writing and science communication. BioScience 64, 719-724.
KUEFFER, C, et al. 2013. Plant invasions into mountain protected areas: assessment, prevention and control at multiple spatial scales. In: Foxcroft LC, Py?ek, P, Richardson, DM, and Genovesi, P, editors. Plant invasions in protected areas. Patterns, problems and challenges. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 89-113.
KUEFFER, C. et al. 2012. Enabling effective problem-oriented research for sustainable development Ecology and Society 17 (4): 8. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol17/iss4/art8/
KUEFFER, C. & G. HIRSCH HADORN 2008. How to achieve effectiveness in problem-oriented landscape research – The example of research on biotic invasions. Living Reviews in Landscape Research, 2: 2. http://www.livingreviews.org/lrlr-2008-2.


Expertise of Christoph Küffer:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
Applied Sciences / Technologies / Engineering
Research Interface / Management
ScopeScope
Impact of Change
Vulnerability to Change
Adaptation Measures to Change
Topic BiosphereBiosphere
Plants
Biodiversity
Topic EcosystemsEcosystems
Terrestrial Ecosystems
Topic SocietyEducation / Communication / Participation
Topic Culture/HistoryEthics / Cultural Values
Topic SustainabilitySustainability
Ecological Sustainability
Topic Risk & Disaster ManagementRisk Assessment / Forecasting
Spatial ZonesSpatial Zones
Mountain / Highland
Spatial ScaleSpatial Scale
Global / Hemispheric
Local / Community
Time FrameTime Frame
Recent / Today
Future
MethodsMethod
Data Collection - Measurement
Data Collection - Documents, Archives
Modeling
Collaboration with developing and transition countries ; Capacity Building
Program Coordination / Management

Specialties of Christoph Küffer:
I am interested in ecological change in the Anthropocene, with a focus on urban systems and mountains, and expertise in transdiscplinary research.

My main research areas are:
  • novel ecosystems on oceanic islands, and in particular functional ecology of native and non-native plants

  • Expansion of plants along elevation gradients in mountains in response to climate change with a particular focus on niche dynamics (niche conservatism / shift)

  • Transdisciplinary research on the understanding and management of biotic invasions.

  • Transdisciplinary research on emerging ecological challenges of the Anthropocene ('ecological novelty') in collaboration with philosophers, psychologists, social scientists and artists.

    Publications (Google Scholar):
    http://scholar.google.ch/citations?user=1EJBgD8AAAAJ

    Last update: 10/22/20
    Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2020)

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