Sylvia Martinez M.Sc.


Institute of Botany, University of Basel, Schönbeinstrasse 6, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
Tel. ++41 (0)61 267 35 03, Fax ++41 (0)61 267 29 80

Curriculum vitae

since 2008Scientific coordinator, Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center (ETH Zürich and Universities Zürich & Basel (Prof. Thomas Boller)
since 2006Scientific secretary at the Institute of Botany (Prof. Thomas Boller group)
1997Scientific coordinator, Integrated Project Biodiversity (Swiss Priority Programme Environment of the Swiss National Science Foundation) at the Biodiversity Management & Coordination Office (MCO), Universities Basel & Zürich (Prof. Thomas Boller)
1994Staff member, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Department of Plant Biology, Stanford University, California, USA (Prof. Christopher Field)
1993-1994Scientific coordinator, Management & Coordination Office Biodiversity, Universities of Basel and Zürich, Switzerland (Prof. Wolfgang Polasek)
1986–1992Collaborator, environmental consulting, Hintermann & Weber AG, Reinach BL, Switzerland
1991M.Sc. in biology. Master thesis on maternal effects in Centaurea maculosa (supervisors: Prof. Bernhard Schmid and Prof. Heinz Müller-Schärer)
1982–1991Studies in biology and chemistry, University of Basel, Switzerland
1959Born June 18th in Basel, Switzerland

Important Links

Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center (PSC)
Swiss Biodiversity Forum


2011Vohland K, Mlambo MC, Domeignoz Horta L, Jonsson B, Paulsch A, Martinez SI 2011: How to ensure a credible and efficient IPBES? Environmental Science & Policy 14:1188-1194
2010Biber-Klemm S, Martinez S, Jacob A, Jevtic A 2010: Agreement on access and benefit sharing for non-commercial research – sector specific approach containing Model Clauses. Swiss Academy of Sciences, Bern, Switzerland
Martinez S, Biber-Klemm S 2010: Scientists – take action for access to biodiversity. Current opinion in Environmental Sustainability 2:27-33, doi
2009Biber-Klemm S, Martinez S 2009: Access and benefit sharing – good practice for academic research on genetic resources. Swiss Academy of Sciences, Bern, Switzerland
2004Baur B, Duelli P, Edwards PJ, Jenny M, Klaus G, Künzle I, Martinez S, Pauli D, Peter K, Schmid B, Seidl I, Suter W 2004: Biodiversität in der Schweiz – Zustand, Erhaltung, Perspektiven. Wissenschaftliche Grundlagen für eine nationale Strategie. Haupt Verlag, Bern, Stuttgart, Wien
2002Martinez S, Forum Biodiversität Schweiz 2002: Die Beteiligung der Schweiz an der Global Biodiversity Information Facility GBIF: Das Interesse der Wissenschaft.
1997Weiner J, Martinez S, Müller-Schärer H, Stoll P and Schmid B 1997: How important are environmental maternal effects in plants? A study with Centaurea maculosa. Journal of Ecology 85:133-142, link


Swiss Botanical Society, committee member 2006-2009
Basel Botanical Society, member
Verein Botanischer Garten beim Spalentor, committee member 1998-2010
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