I am a plant ecologist with a keen interest in evolutionary ecology, conservation biology and restoration ecology. I am intrigued by how plants respond to global change, which evolutionary processes are involved in the plants’ adaptation to environmental change, and how this can be incorporated into ecological restoration. One of my core interests is the conservation of endangered plants ex situ, i.e. in botanic gardens and seed banks, and the problems and chances arising from this approach. I am mostly working experimentally in the greenhouse or in the field using comparative, quantitative genetic approaches. I collaborate with many botanic gardens and seed banks in Switzerland and other European countries, as well as with local conservation authorities and experts.

My current project at the botanical garden Bern aims to safeguard endangered plants in Switzerland by establishing ex situ collections and reinforcing or reintroducing threatened populations in the wild. The project is funded by the Ministry of Environment (BAFU) and involves a close collaboration with the red list database (Info Flora), cantonal authorities and other Swiss botanic gardens

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Journal Article

Ensslin, Andreas; Mollel, Neduvoto P.; Hemp, Andreas; Fischer, Markus (2018). Elevational transplantation suggests different responses of African submontane and savanna plants to climate warming. Journal of Ecology, 106(1), pp. 296-305. Blackwell 10.1111/1365-2745.12842

Slik, J. W. Ferry; Franklin, Janet; Arroyo-Rodríguez, Víctor; Field, Richard; Aguilar, Salomon; Aguirre, Nikolay; Ahumada, Jorge; Aiba, Shin-Ichiro; Alves, Luciana F.; K, Anitha; Avella, Andres; Mora, Francisco; Aymard C., Gerardo A.; Báez, Selene; Balvanera, Patricia; Bastian, Meredith L.; Bastin, Jean-François; Bellingham, Peter J.; van den Berg, Eduardo; da Conceição Bispo, Polyanna; ... (2018). Phylogenetic classification of the world’s tropical forests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America - PNAS, 115(8), pp. 1837-1842. National Academy of Sciences NAS 10.1073/pnas.1714977115

Ensslin, Andreas; Van de Vyver, Ann; Vanderborght, Thierry; Godefroid, Sandrine; James, Jeremy (2017). Ex situ cultivation entails high risk of seed dormancy loss on short-lived wild plant species. Journal of Applied Ecology, 55(3), pp. 1145-1154. Blackwell Scientific Publications 10.1111/1365-2664.13057

Peters, Marcell K.; Hemp, Andreas; Appelhans, Tim; Behler, Christina; Classen, Alice; Detsch, Florian; Ensslin, Andreas; Ferger, Stefan W.; Frederiksen, Sara B.; Gebert, Friederike; Haas, Michael; Helbig-Bonitz, Maria; Hemp, Claudia; Kindeketa, William J.; Mwangomo, Ephraim; Ngereza, Christine; Otte, Insa; Röder, Juliane; Rutten, Gemma; Schellenberger Costa, David; ... (2016). Predictors of elevational biodiversity gradients change from single taxa to the multi-taxa community level. Nature communications, 7(13736), p. 13736. Nature Publishing Group 10.1038/ncomms13736

Rutten, Gemma; Ensslin, Andreas; Hemp, Andreas; Fischer, Markus; Silva, Lucas C.R. (2015). Vertical and Horizontal Vegetation Structure across Natural and Modified Habitat Types at Mount Kilimanjaro. PLoS ONE, 10(9), e0138822. Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0138822

Ensslin, Andreas; Fischer, Markus (2015). Variation in life-history traits and their plasticities to elevational transplantation among seed families suggests potential for adaptative evolution of 15 tropical plant species to climate change. American journal of botany, 102(8), pp. 1371-1379. Botanical Society of America 10.3732/ajb.1400518

Fischer, Rico; Ensslin, Andreas; Rutten, Gemma Gerarda Petronella M.; Fischer, Markus; Schellenberger Costa, David; Kleyer, Michael; Hemp, Andreas; Paulick, Sebastian; Huth, Andreas (2015). Simulating Carbon Stocks and Fluxes of an African Tropical Montane Forest with an Individual-Based Forest Model. PLoS ONE, 10(4), e0123300. Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0123300

Rutten, Gemma Gerarda Petronella M.; Ensslin, Andreas; Hemp, Andreas; Fischer, Markus (2015). Forest structure and composition of previously selectively logged and non-logged montane forests at Mt. Kilimanjaro. Forest Ecology and Management, 337, pp. 61-66. Elsevier 10.1016/j.foreco.2014.10.036

Ensslin, Andreas; Rutten, Gemma Gerarda Petronella M.; Pommer, Ulf; Zimmermann, Reiner; Hemp, Andreas; Fischer, Markus (2015). Effects of elevation and land use on the biomass of trees, shrubs and herbs at Mount Kilimanjaro. Ecosphere, 6(3), pp. 1-15. Ecological Society of America 10.1890/ES14-00492.1

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