Dr. Georg FJ Armbruster


Büro 21
Hebelstrasse 1
CH - 4056 Basel

+41 (0)61 207 29 76


Skills summary

  • Molecular Lab Supervisor
  • Lecturer in population genetics and systematic zoology
  • Interests Out-of-Office: Bird watching, land snails, Finnish language and grammar‚ Jass card game, travelling to islands


Former reviewer for journals and foundations, e.g.

  • Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
  • Conservation Genetics
  • BMC Evolutionary Biology
  • Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research
  • Marine Biology
  • Acta Oecologica
  • National Science Foundation (USA)
  • Israel Science Foundation


Teaching Experience

  • Molecular Methods in Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research (four weeks lab course; for 10 graduate students; Leipzig University, 1997-2001)
  • Molecular Techniques in Conservation Genetics (two weeks lab course for 5 graduate students; Basel University, 2003-2005)
  • Theory and Practise in Conservation Genetics (4 h lecture for 40 graduate students; Basel University, 2003-2005)
  • Ecological Field Course (one week field course for graduate students; Basel University, since 2007)
  • Comparative Anatomy of Animals (dissection course for 60 undergraduate students; Leipzig University, 1997-2001)
  • Determination of Invertebrates and Vertebrates (course in taxonomy and identification of animals; for 100 undergraduate students at Leipzig University, 1997-2001)
  • Faunistic Field Course (14 days field excursion on zoological diversity; for 100 undergraduate students; Leipzig University)
  • Ornithological, Entomological and Malacological Excursions (for undergraduates and graduates during summer semester; Leipzig and Basel University)
  • Evaluation of Invertebrate Collections of master students (Leipzig University, 1997-2001)
  • Taxonomy and Classification of Land Snails (course for 50 undergraduate students; Basel University in cooperation with Basel Museum of Natural History, 2002-2006)
  • Course in determination of animals (each spring semester, for 60 undergraduates and graduates; Basel University, since 2007)


Application of molecular methods

  • PCR, cloning, sequencing
  • Genome Data Surveys, e.g. screening the Human Genome and other open-sources to reconstruct phylogenetic information
  • Microsatellite DNA markers in populationgenetic and paternity reconstructions
  • RAPD fingerprinting
  • Allozyme electrophoresis
  • RNA secondary structure analyses
  • F-statistics and related methods in spatial population genetics
  • Phylogenetic trees inferred from DNA sequences

Aktuelle Publikationen

Stöcklin, Jürg; Armbruster, Georg F. J.: Environmental filtering, not local adaptation of established plants, determines the occurrence of seed- and bulbil-producing Poa alpina in a local flora, in: Basic and Applied Ecology 17, 2016, H. 7, S. 586-595. edoc
Hamann, Elena; Kesselring, Halil; Armbruster, Georg F. H.; Scheepens, J. F.; Stöcklin, Jürg: Evidence of local adaptation to fine- and coarse-graomed environmental variability in Poa alpina in the Swiss Alps, in: The journal of ecology 104, 2016, H. 6, S. 1627-1637. edoc
Preite, Veronica; Stöcklin, Juerg; Armbruster, Georg F. J.; Scheepens, J. F.: Adaptation of flowering phenology and fitness-related traits across environmental gradients in the widespread Campanula rotundifolia, in: Evolutionary ecology 29, 2015, H. 2, S. 249-267. edoc

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