Franz K. Huber, PhD


Lab Manager (GC-MS), Universität Zürich
Leiter Geschäftsstelle Schweizerische Medizinische Gesellschaft für Phytotherapie SMGP


Institute of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany, University of Zürich

Schweizerische Medizinische Gesellschaft für Phytotherapie SMGP


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  • Ressourcenmanagement und Entwicklung, Lokales Wissen
  • Nachhaltigkeit und Resilienz von Mensch-Umwelt-Systemen
  • Medizinal- und Ritualpflanzen
  • Phytotherapie
  • Humanökologie / Politische Ökologie
  • Analytische Chromatographie, GC-MS
  • Datenanalyse und angewandte Statistik
  • Evolutionsbiologie


  • 2015–2017: Diploma of Advanced Studies ETH in Angewandter Statistik
  • 2009–2013: Doktoratsstudium am Institut für Umweltentscheidungen, ETH Zürich
  • 2007–2008: Sinologiestudium an der Universität Zürich
  • 2004–2006: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter beim Schweizerischen Nationalfonds Projekt “Plants and People in the Shuiluo Valley: Ethnobotanical research in the Hengduan Mountains of Southwest China”am Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • 2004: Diplom in Botanik an der Universität Zürich.
  • 2002–2003: Diplomarbeit am Institut für Systematische Botanik der Universität Zürich und am Geobotanischen Institut der ETH Zürich in Evolutionärer Ökologie.
  • 2001–2002: Diplomkurse in Systematischer Botanik und Zoologie an der Universität Zürich. Nebenfachkurse in Ökologie an der ETH Zürich und in Molekularbiologie an der Universität Zürich.
  • 1998–2000: Grundstudium in Biologie an der Universität Zürich.


  • Ahmad K., Ahmad M., Huber F.K., Weckerle C.S. (2021).
    Traditional medicinal knowledge and practices among the tribal communities of Thakht-e-Sulaiman Hills, Pakistan.
    BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 21 (1), 1-21
  • Huber F.K., Weckerle C.S., Hsu E. (2017).
    The Shuhi House between Reformist China and Revivalist Tibet
    Asiatische Studien 71(1): 353–374. DOI 10.1515/asia-2016-0028
  • Hsu E., Huber F.K., Weckerle C.S. (2017).
    Condensing Life Substances within the House: The Rice-Boiling Shuhi of Southwest China.
    Asiatische Studien 71(1): 281–303. DOI 10.1515/asia-2016-0023.
  • Giacomelli N., Yang Y.P., Huber F.K., Ankli A., Weckerle C.S. (2017).
    Angelica sinensis
    (Oliv.) Diels: Influence of Value Chain on Quality Criteria and Marker Compounds Ferulic Acid and Z-Ligustilide
    Medicines 2017, 4, 14; doi:10.3390/medicines4010014.
  • Chirkova, K., Huber, F.K., Weckerle C.S., Daudey, H., Pincuo, G.R. (2016).
    Plant Names as Traces of the Past in Shuiluo Valley, China.
    Journal of Ethnobiology 36(1): 192-214.
    doi: 10.2993/0278-0771-36.1.192
  • Huber, F.K., Morlok, M., Weckerle, C.S., Seeland, K. (2015).
    Livelihood Strategies in Shaxi, Southwest China: Conceptualizing Mountain-Valley Interactions as a Human-Environment System.
    Sustainability 7: 3204-3229.
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  • Huber, F.K., Yang, Y.P., Weckerle, C.S., Seeland, K. (2014).
    Diversification of livelihoods in a society in transition: a case study of Tibetan communities in Southwest China.Society and Natural Resources 27:7, 706-723.
    DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2014.901465
  • Schiestl, F.P., Huber, F.K., Gomez, J.M. (2011)
    Phenotypic selection on floral scent: trade-off between attraction and deterrence?
    Evolutionary Ecology 25: 237-248.
    DOI 10.1007/s10682-010-9409-y
  • Huber, F.K., Ineichen, R., Yang, Y.P., Weckerle, C.S. (2010)
    Livelihood and conservation aspects of non-wood forest product collection in the Shaxi Valley, Southwest China.
    Economic Botany 64(3): 189-204.
  • Weckerle, C.S., Yang, Y.P., Huber, F.K., Li, Q.H. (2010).
    People, money, and protected areas: the collection of the caterpillar mushroom Ophiocordyceps sinensis in the Baima Xueshan Nature Reserve, Southwest China.
    Biodiversity and Conservation 19: 2685-2698.
  • Weckerle, C.S., Huber, F.K., Yang, Y.P. (2009).
    A new hysteranthous species of Chelonopsis (Lamiaceae) from Southwest China.
    Novon 19(4): 552-558.
  • Weckerle, C.S., Ineichen, R., Huber, F.K., Yang, Y.P. (2009).
    Mao’s heritage: medicinal plant knowledge among the Bai in Shaxi, China, at a crossroads between distinct local and common widespread practice.
    Journal of Ethnopharmacology 123: 213-228.
  • Krummenacher, J., Maier, B., Huber, F., Weibel, F. (2008).
    Ökonomisches und ökologisches Potential der Agroforstwirtschaft (Can agroforestry be economic? The analysis of a farm with longtime experience).
    Agrarforschung 15(3): 132-137.
  • Weckerle, C.S., Huber, F.K., Gao F., Yang, Y.P., Sun, W.B. (2007).
    Cultivated plants and subsistence agriculture among the Lanman-Xumu in the Shuiluo Valley (Sichuan, SW China).
    Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 31 (2): 303-313.
  • Weckerle, C.S., Huber, F.K., Yang, Y.P., Sun, W.B. (2006).
    Plant knowledge of the Shuhi in the Hengduan Mountains, Southwest China.
    Economic Botany, 60(1): 3-23.
  • Weckerle, C.S., Huber, F.K., Yang, Y.P., Sun, W.B. (2005).
    Walnuts among the Shuhi in Shuiluo, Eastern Himalayas.
    Economic Botany, 59(3): 287-290.
  • Weckerle, C.S., Huber, F.K., Yang, Y.P., Sun, W.B. (2005).
    The Role of Barley among the Shuhi in the Tibetan Cultural Area of the Eastern Himalayas.
    Economic Botany 59(4): 386-390.
  • Huber, F.K., Kaiser, R., Sauter, W., Schiestl, F.P. (2005).
    Floral scent emission and pollinator attraction in two species of Gymnadenia (Orchidaceae).
    Oecologia 142: 564-575.
  • 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.

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