Prof. Dr. Mark van Kleunen

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Contact information
Phone: 07531 88-2997
Post office box: Universitätsstr. 10
Room: M 803
Fax: 07531 88-3430
Office Hours:

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Scientific career
Seit 2011 Professor in Ecology at the University of Konstanz, Germany
2007-2011 Research group leader within the section Plant Ecology (Lab of Markus Fischer) at the Institute of Plant Sciences, University of Bern, Switzerland
2005–2007 Postdoctoral fellow at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (incl. stay at the Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology, University of Stellenbosch), South Africa, with Steven D. Johnson
2004–2005 Postdoctoral assistant at the University of Potsdam, Germany, with Markus Fischer
2003–2004 Postdoctoral fellow at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, with Steven D. Johnson
2002–2003 Postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia, Canada, with Kermit Ritland
2001–2002 Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, with Bernhard Schmid
1997–2001 PhD (with distinction) at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, with Markus Fischer and Bernhard Schmid
1992–1997 Biology studies (cum laude) at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands


Institution Responsibility
Fachbereichsrat Biologie Professor (FB-Sprecher#Vorsitz#2)
Sektionsrat der Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Sektion Head of Department (kraft Amtes#FB-Sprecher Bio#)
Department of Biology Professor
Previous courses
Title Type Number
Advanced Course Plant Ecology lecture course with colloquium BIO-12540-20171
Advanced Course Plant Ecology practical course BIO-12550-20171
Botanischer Kurs course BIO-10510-20171
Ecology (Seminar for Master and PhD students: van Kleunen lab) seminar BIO-13050-20171
Journal Club: Plant Ecology seminar BIO-13240-20171
Plant Ecology supervision of research theses
Type Institution
Membership Associate editor of NeoBiota
Membership Associate editor of Evolutionary Ecology
Membership Co-editor of Plant Biology
Publication list
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Research intentions
Research interests

Evolutionary ecology of invasive alien plants

Evolutionary ecology of rare plants

Evolution of phenotypic plasticity

Evolution of reproductive strategies

Plant-pollinator interactions