In 2009, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) provided financial support to the PSC for the ProDoc Doctoral Program Plant Sciences and Policy. Initial program funding ended in 2012. Thereafter the Science & Policy program was continued as a regular PhD program of the PSC.
Program participants get the opportunity to complete a PhD in the plant sciences, and in addition they obtain specialized training at the interface of research and policy work.
Between 2009–2011, PSC members submitted research proposals to the program; 11 PhD projects were approved and funded.
|Project Title||Project Leader(s)||PhD Student||End|
|Plant Reproductive Isolation: from Mechanisms to Evolution||U. Grossniklaus (UZH), F. Schiestl (UZH)||Daniel Gervasi||2014|
|Plant competitive interactions under soil nutrient transport limitation||P. Niklaus (UZH)||Janina Milkereit||2015|
|Adaptation and biodiversity in alpine habitats – integrating genomic and ecological perspectives||K. Shimizu (ETH), A. Widmer (ETH)||Reinhold Stockenhuber||2015|
|Soil biodiversity and functioning in agricultural ecosystems: Developing science for evidence based policy||B. Schmid (UZH),
M.vd Heijden (ART)
|Sarah Pellkofer, Kyle Hartmann||2014|
|Forest ecosystem responses to climatic drivers||N. Buchmann (ETH)||Matthias Häni||2014|
|Biodiversity in Tropical Forests||A. Hector (UZH), J. Gazhoul (ETH)||Dzaeman Dzulkifli, James Smith||2014|
|Effects of climate change on past, recent, and future biodiversity of alpine/arctic plants: Integrative evidence from phylogenies, population genetics, ecological niche modeling and new insights for conservation||E. Conti (UZH),
C. Randin (UniBS)
|Theofania Patsiou, Spyros Theodoridis
|Mechanisms of Vernalization||L. Hennig (ETH)||Walid Mahrez||2012|