Susanna Riedl* – academic technical assistant

Susanna Riedl*
Hebelstrasse 1
4056 Basel

Tel.: +41 (0)61 207 35 16


Academic technical assistent



1961 Born on 28 July in Leonstein, Grünburg, Upper Austria
1987 Diploma in Biology (Botany) at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Master project: "Leaf anatomy of herbaceous plants from different altitudes in the Alps: a quantitative analysis." Supervisor: Christian Körner
1987-1989 Research assistant at the Institute of Botany, University of Innsbruck, Austria. Project funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF): Carbon balance of alpine plants. Studies on quantitative plant anatomy and cell division in alpine plants.
1990-2015 Academic technical assistant, Departement of Invironmental Sciences, Botany, University of Basel, research group of Prof. Christian Körner
since 2015 Academic technical assistant, Departement of Invironmental Sciences, Botany, University of Basel, research group of Prof. Yvonne Willi

Professional Experience

Graphical work, illustrations in many publications and in textbooks by C. Körner (ed):
Alpine Plant Life (2003), Alpine Treelines (2012), Sections of 'Strasburger, Lehrbuch der Pflanzenwissenschaften' (2014)
"...The book is richly illustrated throughout, with color photos and excellent illustrations (by Susanna Riedl). Photos are particularly well selected ..." M. Smith (2013) Book review: Alpine Treelines, by C. Körner, Mt Res Dev 233:357

*former name: Susanna Peláez Menendez-Riedl



Asshoff R, Riedl S, Leuzinger S (2010) Towards a better understanding of carbon flux. J Biol Education 44:180-184

Körner C, Stöcklin J, Reuter-Thiébaud L, Peláez-Riedl S (2008) Small differences in arrival time influence composition and productivity of plant communities. New Phytol 177:698-705

Körner C, Asshoff R, Bignucolo O, Hättenschwiler S, Keel SG, Peláez-Riedl S, Pepin S, Siegwolf RTW, Zotz G (2005) Carbon flux and growth in mature deciduous forest trees exposed to elevated CO2. Science 309:1360-1362

Würth MKR, Peláez-Riedl S, Wright SJ, Körner C (2005) Non-structural carbohydrate pools in a tropical forest. Oecologia 143:11-24

Körner C, Paulsen J, Peláez-Riedl S (2003) A bioclimatic characterisation of Europe's alpine areas. In: Nagy L, Grabherr G, Körner C, Thompson DBA (eds) Alpine biodiversity in Europe. Ecol Studies 167:13-28, Springer, Berlin.

Körner C, Peláez-Riedl S, van Bel AJE (1995) CO2 responsiveness of plants: a possible link to phloem loading. Plant Cell Environ 18:595-600

Wagner J, Peláez Menendez-Riedl S, Larcher W (1993) Bioclima e potenziale di produttivitá di Quercus ilex L. al limite settentrionale dell'areale di distribuzione. Parte III. Adattamento morfologico e funzionale delle foglie alle radiazioni luminose. Studi Trentini Sci.Nat., Acta Biol. 68:37-51

Körner C, Peláez-Riedl S, Schilcher B, Halbwachs G (1993) Wechselwirkungen zwischen Vegetation und Treibhauseffekt. Kohlenstoff-Bilanz Oesterreichs. In: Bestandesaufnahme anthropogener Klimaänderungen: Mögliche Auswirkungen auf Oesterreich - mögliche Massnahmen in Oesterreich, Dokumentation. Oesterr Akademie d Wissensch, Bundesminist f Wissensch u Forschg, Wien

Körner C, Peláez Menendez-Riedl S, John PCL (1989) Why are Bonsai plants small? A consideration of cell size. Aust J Plant Physiol 16:443-448

Körner C, Peláez Menendez-Riedl S (1989) The significance of developmental aspects in plant growth analysis. In: Lambers H, Cambridge ML, Konings H, Pons TL (eds) Causes and consequences of variation in growth rate and productivity of higher plants. SPB Acad Publ, The Hague p. 141-157

Körner C, Neumayer M, Peláez Menendez-Riedl S, Smeets-Scheel A (1989) Functional morphology of mountain plants. Flora 182:353-383