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Peter Bebi
Dr. Peter Bebi, teamleader
Organisational unit: Community Ecology
Mountain Ecosystems
Phone: +41814170273
Fax: +41 81 4170 110
Room: Da C 1 54
Address: WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF
Flüelastrasse 11
7260 Davos Dorf

Education / Research

Since 2006
Groupleader "Mountain Ecosystems", research unit "Community Ecology", Swiss Federal Institute WSL /  SLF Davos.


Project- and groupleader in the division "Alpine Environment", Swiss Federal Institute WSL /  Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF Davos.
2000 - 2001 Postdoctoral fellow at Department of Geography, University of Colorado, USA; topic: "Disturbance dynamics and disturbance interactions in a Rocky Mountain subalpine forest landscape".
1996–1999 Ph.D. in Forest Sciences ETH Zürich; topic: "Structures in mountain forests as a basis for different forest functions". Award: ETH - Goldmedal for an outstanding Ph.D - Dissertation.
1992–1995 Swiss National Park (Zernez), SLF and ILU Alpin (Samaden): Internship and research fellow.
1988–1994 Diploma-studies in Environmental Natural Sciences, ETH Zürich; diploma thesis: "Effect of elevated CO2 on gas exchange of Larix decidua near treeline".

Main professional interests and activities

  • Pattern and dynamics of forest- and treeline ecotones in response to land-use change, climatic changes and natural disturbances
  • Mountain forests and natural hazards, avalanche protection forest
  • Forest-snow interactions
  • Changes on ecosystem services in relation to changes in mountain forests and  treeline ecotones
  • Coordination of the treeline research area Stillberg (Davos)
  • CV long version (PDF, 24 KB)


  • Mountain Forest Ecology: Practical Training (Fieldweek with students of ETH Zürich and University of Freiburg)
  • Various excursions about mountain forests, forests and natural hazards and treeline ecology with students of ETH Zürich, FH Wädenswil, FH Zollikofen, Uni Göttingen, a.o.

Other interests

  • Family
  • Cross country skiing and other sports
  • Nature