Prof. Ansgar Kahmen

Nachhaltige Landnutzung

Totengässlein 3
4051 Basel

+41 (0)61 207 35 71
+41 (0)61 207 29 80

Research Interest

My research addresses the interface between plants and their environment. The goal of my work is to understand how plants function in the context of their environment and to reveal how plants shape the provision of ecosystem goods and services that human societies depend on.

Education and Professional Experience

09/2013 - ongoing Professor for Sustainable Land Use, University of Basel, Switzerland.
10/2011 - 10/2015 Assistant Professor for Physiological Plant Ecology. ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
01/2010 - 09/2011 Senior Scientist. Institute of Agricultural Sciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
04/2006 – 12/2009 Schrödinger and Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow. Center for Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry, University of California at Berkeley, USA.
04/2005 – 03/2006 Postdoctoral Fellow. Institute for Plant Sciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
01/2005 – 03/2005 Visiting Scientist. Forest Science Center, University of Melbourne, Australia.
03/2001 – 12/2004 Ph.D. Student. Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany.
10/1994 – 02/2001 Student in botany and plant ecology. University of Vienna, Austria and University of California at Santa Cruz, USA.


2016 Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council HYDROCARB (ERC).
2012 Dr.-Karleugen-Habfast-Award of the German Stable Isotope Association (GASIR) for outstanding Research using stable isotopes.
2011 Starting Grant of the European Research Council COSIWAX (ERC).
2007 Appointed Honorary Fellow at the School for Forest and Ecosystems Sciences at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
2007 Strasburger Award of the German Botanical Society for outstanding research in plant sciences. € 2.000.  

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