Florian Altermatt

Prof. Florian Altermatt
Associte Professor
Institut für Evolutionsbiologie und Umweltwissenschaften
Universität Zürich
Winterthurerstrasse 190 - Irchel
CH-8057 Zürich
Switzerland


Phone2: +41 (0) 44 635 52 04
Fax: +41 (0) 44 635 57 11
E-mail: florian.altermatt(at)eawag.ch
URL Institution: www.unizh.ch/uwinst
Personal URL: link


Programs in which Florian Altermatt holds an official function:
Swiss-Biodiversity-Forumscientific steering committee2011 -



Key Publications of Florian Altermatt (up to ten) :
Altermatt F., Pajunen V.I. & Ebert D. (2008) Climate change affects colonisation dynamics in a metacommunity of three Daphnia species. Global Change Biology, 14, 1209-1220.

Altermatt F. (2010) Climatic warming increases voltinism in European butterflies and moths. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 277, 1281-1287.

Carrara F., Altermatt F., Rodriguez-Iturbe I. & Rinaldo A. (2012) Dendritic connectivity controls biodiversity patterns in experimental metacommunities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109, 5761-5766.

Altermatt F. (2013) Diversity in riverine metacommunities: a network perspective Aquatic Ecology, 47, 365-377.

Pearse I.S. & Altermatt F. (2013) Predicting novel trophic interactions in a non-native world. Ecology Letters, 16, 1088-1094.

Giometto A., Rinaldo A., Carrara F. & Altermatt F. (2014) Emerging predictable features of replicated biological invasion fronts. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111, 297-301.

Deiner K., Fronhofer E.A., Mächler E., Walser J.-C. & Altermatt F. (2016) Environmental DNA reveals that rivers are conveyer belts of biodiversity information. Nature Communications, 7, 12544.

Gounand I., Little C.J., Harvey E. & Altermatt F. (2018) Meta-ecosystems 2.0: rooting the theory into the field. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 33, 36–46.

Pennekamp F., Pontarp M., Tabi A., Altermatt F., Alther R., Choffat Y., Fronhofer E.A., Ganesanandamoorthy P., Garnier A., Griffiths J.I., Greene S., Horgan K., Massie T.M., Mächler E., Palamara G.M., Seymour M. & Petchey O.L. (2018) Biodiversity increases and decreases ecosystem stability. Nature.



Expertise of Florian Altermatt:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
ScopeImpact of Change
Topic BiosphereBiodiversity

Specialties of Florian Altermatt:
  • Phänologie

  • metacommunity dynamics

    Last update: 11/17/20
    Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2022)

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