Julia Born

Julia Born, Dr.

Postdoktorandin

Tel.: +41 (0)44 634 84 37

julia.born@systbot.uzh.ch

Curriculum vitae

2015 Postdoctoral Fellow – Dep. of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany, University of Zurich, Switzerland (Prof. P. Linder)
2010-2014 Research program coordinator – “Forests and Climate Change“, Swiss Federal Inst. for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL and Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland (program leader Dr. P. Brang)
2006-2011 PhD - “Mechanisms of coexistence and maintenance of species diversity in tropical forests: the paradox of generalist species”, Dep. of Environmental Science, ETH Zurich, Switzerland (supervisor Prof. J. Ghazoul)
2006 Research assistant – Dep. of Environmental Science, ETH Zurich, Switzerland (Prof. J. Ghazoul)
2005

Research assistant  - Dep. of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany, University of Zurich, Switzerland (Prof. P. Linder)

Guided tours „Museum Muehlerama“ and botanical garden Zurich
2004 Diploma – “The ‘Greater Cape Flora’ – fact or fiction”, Dep. of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany, University of Zurich, Switzerland (Prof. P. Linder)
1999 – 2004 Studies in biology (systematic botany, zoology and anthropology) at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Research history

Prof. P. Linder lab (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

Prof. J. Ghazoul lab (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

Research Program „Forests and Climate Change“ (WSL and FOEN)

Publications

Brang P., Augustin S., Born J. & Pluess A.R. (2016) Eine Schweizer Forschungsinitiative zum Wald im Klimawandel. In: Wald im Klimawandel. Grundlagen für Adaptationsstrategien. (eds Pluess A.R., Augustin S. and Brang P.) pp. 13-20. Bundesamt für Umwelt BAFU, Bern; Eidg. Forschungsanstalt WSL, Birmensdorf; Haupt. Bern, Stuttgart, Wien.

Brang P., Pluess A.R., Bürgi A. & Born J. (2016) Potenzial von Gastbaumarten bei der Anpassung an den Klimawandel. In: Wald im Klimawandel. Grundlagen für Adaptationsstrategien. (eds Pluess A.R., Augustin S. and Brang P.) pp. 385-406. Bundesamt für Umwelt BAFU, Bern; Eidg. Forschungsanstalt WSL, Birmensdorf; Haupt. Bern, Stuttgart, Wien.

Born J., Bagchi R., Burslem D., Nilus R., Tellenbach C., Pluess A.R. & Ghazoul J. (2015) Differential Responses of Dipterocarp Seedlings to Soil Moisture and Microtopography. Biotropica 47, 49-58.

Born J., Pluess A.R., Burslem D., Nilus R., Maycock C.R. & Ghazoul J. (2014) Differing Life History Characteristics Support Coexistence of Tree Soil Generalist and Specialist Species in Tropical Rain Forests. Biotropica 46, 58-68.

Linder H.P., de Klerk H.M., Born J., Burgess N.D., Fjeldsa J. & Rahbek C. (2012) The partitioning of Africa: statistically defined biogeographical regions in sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Biogeography 39, 1189-205.

Brang P., Born J., Augustin S., Küchli C., Pauli B., Thürig E., Wermelinger B., Wohl-

gemuth T., Zimmermann N.E. (2011) Forschungsprogramm Wald und Klimawandel.

Synthese der ersten Programmphase 2009 - 2011. Birmensdorf, Eidg. Forschungsanstalt für

Wald, Schnee und Landschaft WSL; Bern, Bundesamt für Umwelt. 51 S.

Born J., Boreux V. & Lawes M.J. (2009) Synthesis: Sharing Ecological Knowledge – The Way Forward. Biotropica 41(5): 586-588.

Boreux V., Born J. & Lawes M.J. (2009) Sharing Ecological Knowledge: Opportunities and Barriers to Uptake. Biotropica 41(5):532-534.

Born J., Linder H.P., Desmet P. (2007) The Greater Cape Floristic Region. Journal of Biogeography 34 (1): 147-162.

Hosken D.J., Martin O.Y., Born J., Huber F. (2003) Sexual conflict in Sepsis cynipsea: female reluctance, fertility and mate choice. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 16: 485-490.

 

Special section “Sharing ecological knowledge: conquering the research-implementation gap“ (2009) Eds Lawes M., Born J. & Boreux V. Biotropica 41(5): 531-588. (consisting of editorial, six journal articles, commentary)

Selected presentations

2009

Seminar presentation of PhD thesis

Australian Tropical Forest Institute, James Cook University Cairns (Australia).
2008 Symposium “Natural services in local context: Opportunities and barriers to uptake” (organisers Born J., Boreux V. & Krishnan S.) ATBC meeting. Morelia, Mexico.
2008

Public presentation of PhD thesis

“Parcours des Wissens”, Jubiläum 175 Jahre Universität Zürich, (organisers Plant Science Center, ETH & University of Zurich)
2008

Conference presentation of PhD thesis

GTÖ, Hohenheim (Germany)

„Merian“ award (first place oral presentation)

Teaching

Lecture „Fachwissenschaftliche Vertiefung mit pädagogsichem Fokus Umweltlehre für das didaktische Zertifikat“. Titel: Erhaltung der Biodiversität in den Tropen (2007), ETH Zurich.

Field trip assistant „protection forest management” (2008), ETH Zurich.

Guided tours „Museum Muehlerama“ and botanical garden Zurich (2005-2006), Zurich.

Kindergarten lecture „Dschungel“ (2008), Zurich.

Fieldwork

Sabah, Malaysia. Field work for PhD thesis (ETH Zurich).

Cape Floristic Region, South-Africa. Field assistant to collect plant material for herbarium and DNA analyses (University of Zurich).

Masoala, Madagascar. Collection of plant material and reconnaissance for PhD proposal (University of Zurich).

Golfito, Costa Rica. Internship and tour guide on the Golfo Dulce Lodge (private).

Cole de Bretolet and Bolle di Magadino, Switzerland. Assistant for bird ringing (Schweizerische Vogelwarte).

Qualifications and awards

2009

Ideenwettbewerb “Was fehlt hier” (ETH Zurich)

First place: “fruit and vegetable market“ for Science City ETH Zurich

2009

Youth Encounter on Sustainability

ETH Sustainability & International Water Centre, Australia.
2008

Didactic workshop for English-speaking teaching assistants.

Didaktikzentrum ETH Zurich.
1996

Exchange year in Pengilly Minnesota, USA.

Graduation. Greenway High School.