Researcher Profile

Felix Baerlocher

Job Title: Professor
Employer: Mount Allison University
Place of Birth: St. Gallen, Switzerland
Public School attended: Primary and Secondary School in Rorschach
High School attended: St. Gallen
Further Education: Dipl. Sc. Nat., Swiss Federal Institute, Zurich, University of Waterloo (Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Portugal, Germany, India, Switzerland, France.

Brief synopsis of current research:
I'm interested in decomposition of vascular plant detritus (grasses, leaves, needles, twigs) in freshwater and marine habitats. This involves interactions between microorganisms and invertebrates. In streams, a specialized group of fungi, the so-called aquatic hyphomycetes, dominate. I'm studying their biology, ecology, taxonomy and evolution.


Recent Publications:

Bärlocher, F. 1999. Water-borne conidia of aquatic hyphomycete: seasonal and yearly patterns in Catamaran Brook, New Brunswick, Canada. Canadian Journal of Botany, in press.

Bärlocher, F. 1998. Pitfalls of traditional techniques when studying decomposition in aquatic habitats. Limnetica 13: 1-11.

Bärlocher, F. 1999. Biostatistik: eine Einführung für Naturwissenschafter und Mediziner. Thieme-Verlag, Stuttgart, 206 pp.

Samiaji, J. & F. Bärlocher. 1996. Geratology and decomposition in a New Brunswick saltmarsh. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 201: 233-252.

Bärlocher, F. (ed). 1992. The ecology of aquatic hyphomycetes. Springer, Heidelberg and New York, Ecological Monographs 94. 225 pp.