Geographisches Institut


• Novel bio-based methods for soil quality assessment

• Microbial biogeography for conservation purposes

1. Florent Mazel, Lucie Malard, Hélène Niculita-Hirzel, Erika Yashiro, Heidi K. Mod, Edward A. D. Mitchell, David Singer, Aline Buri, Eric Pinto-Figueroa, Nicolas Guex, Enrique Lara, Antoine Guisan. Soil protist function varies with elevation in the Swiss Alps. Environmental Microbiology 2021, early view

2. Heidi K Mod, Aline Buri, Erika Yashiro, Nicolas Guex, Lucie Malard, Eric Pinto-Figueroa, Marco Pagni, Hélène Niculita-Hirzel, Jan Roelof van der Meer, Antoine Guisan. Predicting spatial patterns of soil bacteria under current and future environmental conditions. The ISME Journal 2021, 1-14

3. Heidi K Mod, Daniel Scherrer, Valeria Di Cola, Olivier Broennimann, Quentin Blandenier, Frank T Breiner, Aline Buri, Jérôme Goudet, Nicolas Guex, Enrique Lara, Edward AD Mitchell, Hélène Niculita‐Hirzel, Marco Pagni, Loïc Pellissier, Eric Pinto‐Figueroa, Ian R Sanders, Benedikt R Schmidt, Christophe VW Seppey, David Singer, Sylvain Ursenbacher, Erika Yashiro, Jan R van der Meer, Antoine Guisan. Greater topoclimatic control of above‐versus below‐ground communities. Global change biology 2020, 26 (12), 6715      

4. Aline Buri, Stephanie Grand, Erika Yashiro, Thierry Adatte, Jorge E Spangenberg, Eric Pinto‐Figueroa, Eric Verrecchia, Antoine Guisan. What are the most crucial soil variables for predicting the distribution of mountain plant species? A comprehensive study in the Swiss Alps. Journal of Biogeography 2020, 47 (5), 1143-1153

5. Christophe VW Seppey, Olivier Broennimann, Aline Buri, Erika Yashiro, Eric Pinto‐Figueroa, David Singer, Quentin Blandenier, Edward AD Mitchell, Hélène Niculita‐Hirzel, Antoine Guisan, Enrique Lara. Soil protist diversity in the Swiss western Alps is better predicted by topo‐climatic than by edaphic variables. Journal of Biogeography 2020, 47 (4), 866-878       

6. Eric Pinto-Figueroa, Emily Seddon, Erika Yashiro, Aline Buri, Hélène Niculita-Hirzel, Jan Roelof Van Der Meer, Antoine Guisan. Archaeorhizomycetes spatial distribution in soils along wide elevational and environmental gradients reveal co-abundance patterns with other fungal saprobes and potential. Frontiers in microbiology 2019, 10, 656

7. Antoine A Guisan, Olivier Broennimann, Aline Buri, Carmen Cianfrani, Manuela D’Amen, Valeria Di Cola, Rui Fernandes, Sarah M Gray, Rubén G Mateo, Eric Pinto, Jean-Nicolas Pradervand, Daniel Scherrer, Pascal Vittoz, Isaline Von Däniken, Erika Yashiro. CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: Climate Change Impacts on Mountain Biodiversity. Biodiversity and climate change 2019, 229-241

8. Erika Yashiro, Eric Pinto-Figueroa, Aline Buri, Jorge E Spangenberg, Thierry Adatte, Helene Niculita-Hirzel, Antoine Guisan, Jan Roelof van der Meer. Meta-scale mountain grassland observatories uncover commonalities as well as specific interactions among plant and non-rhizosphere soil bacterial communities. Scientific reports 2018, 8 (1), 1-12  

9. Aline Buri, Carmen Cianfrani, Eric Pinto-Figueroa, Erika Yashiro, Jorge E Spangenberg, Thierry Adatte, Eric Verrecchia, Antoine Guisan, Jean-Nicolas Pradervand. Soil factors improve predictions of plant species distribution in a mountain environment. Progress in Physical Geography 2017, 41 (6), 703-722

10. Aline Buri, Carmen Cianfrani, Eric Pinto-Figueroa, Erika Yashiro, Jorge E Spangenberg, Thierry Adatte, Eric Verrecchia, Antoine Guisan, Jean-Nicolas Pradervand. Local environmental factors drive divergent grassland soil bacterial communities in the western Swiss Alps. Applied and environmental microbiology 2016, 82 (21), 6303-6316

11. Loïc Pellissier, Eric Pinto, Hélène Niculita-Hirzel, Mari Moora, Lucas Villard, Jérome Goudet, Nicolas Guex, Marco Pagni, Ioannis Xenarios, Ian Sanders, Antoine Guisan. Plant species distributions along environmental gradients: do belowground interactions with fungi matter? Frontiers in plant science 2013, 4, 500       

12. Joana B Meyer, Laurent E Cartier, Eric A Pinto-Figueroa, Michael S Krzemnicki, Henry A Hänni, Bruce A McDonald. DNA fingerprinting of pearls to determine their origins, PloS one 2013, 8 (10)