International Symposium on

Transforming Mountain Forestry 

Bridging transboundary challenges with 21st century paradigms for the welfare of mountain people, forests and environment in the Hindu Kush Himalayas

Dehradun, India
18 - 22 January 2015

Speaker's Profile

Dr Christian Korner 

Christian Körner is Professor Emeritus of Plant Sciences in Basel, Switzerland. He earned his PhD from the University of Innsbruck, Austria. His main interests are forest ecology, alpine ecology and the influence of environmental factors on plants. Prof. Körner is chairman of the Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA) of DIVERSITAS, now Future Earth. He is a member of the Austrian, German and Indian Academy of Sciences, and has published two books on mountain ecosystems that are highly relevant to this meeting (Alpine Plant Life and Alpine Treelines, both published by Springer). He was the lead author of the Mountain Chapter of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.