Christophe Randin

Dr. Christophe Randin
Dept. of Ecology & Evolution / Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche sur la montagne
University of Lausanne
Quartier UNIL-Sorge
CH-1015 Lausanne

Phone: +41 21 316 99 91
E-mail: christophe.randin(at)
URL Institution:
Personal URL: link

Additional functions:
Member of the Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche sur la montagne (CIRM) - University of Lausanne. Switzerland

Scientific board of the Centre de Recherche sur les Ecosystèmes d'Altitude (CREA) - Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France

Board of the Swiss botanical society

Board of RéseauPatrimoineS

Key Publications of Christophe Randin (up to ten) :
Asse D, Chuine I, Vitasse Y, Yoccoz NG, Delpierre N, Badeau V, Delestrade A, Randin CF (2018) Warmer winters reduce the advance of tree spring phenology induced by warmer springs in the Alps. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 252, pp 220-230.

Theodoridis S, Patsiou TS, Randin CF, Conti E. (2018) Forecasting range shifts of a cold-adapted species under climate change: are genomic and ecological diversity within species crucial for future resilience? Ecography, 41 (8) pp. 1357-1369.

Randin C.F., Dedieu J.P., Zappa M., Long L., Dullinger S., Validation of and comparison between a semidistributed rainfall-runoff hydrological model (PREVAH) and a spatially distributed snow-evolution model (SnowModel) for snow cover prediction in mountain ecosystems. Ecohydrology 8(7), pp. 1181-1193, 2015.

Patsiou, T.S., Conti, E., Theodoridis, S., Zimmerman, N.E. & Randin, C.F. (2014) Topo-climatic microrefugia explain the persistence of a rare endemic plant in the Alps during the last 21 millennia. Global Change Biology, 20, 2286–2300.

Randin, C.F., Engler, R., Normand, S., Zappa, M., Zimmermann, N.E., Pearman, P.B., Vittoz, P., Thuiller, W. & Guisan, A. (2009) Climate change and plant distribution: local models predict high-elevation persistence. Global Change Biology, 15, 1557-1569.

Engler, R., Randin, C.F., Thuiller, W., Dullinger, S., Zimmermann, N.E., Araujo, M.B., Pearman, P.B., Le Lay, G., Piedallu, C., Albert, C.H., Choler, P., Coldea, G., De Lamo, X., Dirnbock, T., Gegout, J.-C., Gomez-Garcia, D., Grytnes, J.-A., Heegaard, E., Hoistad, F., Nogues-Bravo, D., Normand, S., Puscas, M., Sebastia, M.-T., Stanisci, A., Theurillat, J.-P., Trivedi, M.R., Vittoz, P. & Guisan, A. (2011) 21st century climate change threatens mountain flora unequally across Europe. Global Change Biology, 17, 2330-2341.

Randin, C.F., Paulsen, J., Vitasse, Y., Kollas, C., Wohlgemuth, T., Zimmermann, N.E. & Koerner, C. (2013) Do the elevational limits of deciduous tree species match their thermal latitudinal limits? Global Ecology and Biogeography, 22, 913-923.

Klein T., Randin C., Körner C., Water availability predicts forest canopy height at the global scale. Ecology Letters 18(12), pp. 1311-1320, 2015.

Expertise of Christophe Randin:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeExpert Type
Scientific / Fundamental Research
Research Interface / Management
ScopeProcess Studies
Causes of Change
Impact of Change
Adaptation Measures to Change
Topic AtmosphereAtmosphere
Global Warming
Topic HydrosphereHydrosphere
Precipitation / Runoff
Topic CryosphereCryosphere
Snow Cover
Permafrost / Solifluction
Topic BiosphereBiosphere
Topic Integrated SystemsIntegrated Systems and Ecology
Topic EcosystemsEcosystems
Terrestrial Ecosystems
Topic Economy/ResourceUseEconomy / Resource Use
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery
Land Cover / Land Use / Landscape
Topic Politics/LawPolitics / Law
Conventions / Protections
Topic SocietySociety
Population Dynamics / Migration / Urbanisation
Education / Communication / Participation
Topic Culture/HistoryCulture / History
Topic SustainabilitySustainability
Ecological Sustainability
Topic Risk & Disaster ManagementTopic Risk and Disaster Management
Fundamental Knowledge
Spatial ZonesSpatial Zones
Mountain / Highland
Coastal Zone
Spatial ScaleSpatial Scale
Time FrameTime Frame
Recent / Today
Statistical FocusStatistical Focus
Mean Change / Trends
Data Collection - Measurement
Data Collection - Documents, Archives
Data Analysis
Integrated Assessment
Program Coordination / Management
High Altitude

Specialties of Christophe Randin:
Predictive models of plant species distribution under climate change scenarios
Statistical models in ecology
Dynamic models of plant dispersion
Snow models
Citizen science and crowdsourcing
Theoretical concept of the environmental niche of species
Invasive plant species in mountain regions

Last update: 2/7/19
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