research directions PSC

Research Directions


Most of our members' research focuses on understanding the biological and environmental issues that society is currently facing. As scientists, we are asked to delineate strategies for coping with environmental and social changes and challenges. This includes the development of monitoring systems as well as novel plant systems that are able to adapt to changing conditions.

Our center aims to promote knowledge that contributes to sustainable solutions in agriculture and in the use of resources. The list below provides a brief (and non-comprehensive) overview of research topics currently being explored by members of the PSC

ETH Zurich

• Department of Environmental Systems Science

  • Agricultural Ecology
  • Biocommunication & Entomology
  • Computer Assisted Ecosystem Sciences
  • Crop Science
  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Robotics
  • Grassland Sciences
  • Molecular Plant Breeding
  • Plant Nutrition
  • Sustainable Agroecosystems
  • Global Ecosystem Ecology
  • Plant Ecological Genetics
  • Plant Ecology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Ecosystem Management
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Soil Ressources
  • Forest Management and Development

• Department of Biology

  • Molecular Plant Sciences
  • Plant Biochemistry
  • Plant Biotechnological
  • Plant Cell Biology
  • Plant Vascular Development
  • Microbial Physiology
  • Microbial Interactions within the Phyllosphere

University of Zurich

  • Animal Evolutionary Biology
  • Mutualistic Networks
  • Plant Pathogen Interactions
  • Evolutionary Functional Genomics
  • Paleogenetics
  • Agroecology and Plant-Microbiome Interactions
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Plant Biology
  • Molecular and Cellular Plant Physiology
  • Plant Development
  • Plant Developmental Genetics
  • Plant Evolutionary Genomics
  • Plant-Soil Interactions
  • Plant Evolutionary Biology
  • Plant Herbivore Interactions
  • Plant Pollinator Interactions
  • Co-evolution of Social-ecological Systems
  • Remote Sensing of Water Systems
  • Spatial Genetics

University of Basel

  • Conservation biology
  • Physiological Plant Ecology
  • Plant Ecology and Evolution
  • Plant Microbe interactions