My activities at WSL:
Research - Conservation - Group Leader
- Research interests: How to evaluate and assess biodiversity with its different aspects? How to observe and how to mesure changes of biodiversity over time in space?
- Conservation: Responsible for the national data base of lichens in Switzerland (Swisslichens). Consulting authorities in lichen conservation question.
- Head of the group Biodiversity Assessment within the research unit Biodiversity and Conservation Biology.
| Since 2006 || Group leader "Biodiversity Assessment" at the Swiss Federal Research Insitute WSL, Birmensdorf |
| 2003-2006 || Team leader at the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf |
|1995-2003|| Scientist at the Swiss Federal Research Insitute WSL, Birmensdorf |
| 1987-1995 ||Studies in Biology at the University of Zurich (Dipoma in Botany)|
| Since 2005 || ForestBIOTA - Forest Biodiversity Test-phase Assessments |
Responsible for the development and technical advice for lichens. Co-funded by the European Union under Forest Regulation (Forest Focus). http://www.forestbiota.org
|Since 2002|| Lacope - Landscape Development, Biodiversity and Co-operative Livestock System |
Project leader, responsible for Switzerland. Co-funded by the European Union under the Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development Programme.
|Since 2002|| Biotopschutz - Modul Flechte |
Responsible for the federal data base of lichens in Switzerland. Consultant for nature conservation of lichens in Switzerland. Co-funded by the Federal Office for the Environment FOEN. www.swisslichens.ch
|2002-2006|| MfM-U - Monitoring flankierende Massnahmen Umwelt |
Project leader, responsible for the module Biodiversity. Co-funded by the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications UVEC.
|2002-2004|| BIOASSESS - Biodiversity Assessment Tool Project |
Project leader, responsible for Switzerland. Co-funded by the European Union under the Global change, Climate and Biodiversity key action of the Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development Programme. http://www.nbu.ac.uk/bioassess
|1997-2000|| Wirkungskontrolle Moorbiotope |
Responsibilities: Field work (assessment of phanerogames and bryophytes), determination of bryophytes. Co-funded by the Federal Office for the Environment FOEN.
|1995-2002|| The Redlist of Threatened Lichens in Switzerland |
Team coordination, responsible for database, fieldwork. Co-funded by the Federal Office for the Environment FOEN.
| Since 2000 ||President of the Swiss Assiciation of Bryology and Lichenology BRYOLICH. www.bryolich.ch|
| Since 2000 || Member of the Senat of the Swiss Academy of Sciences Scnat. www.scnat.ch |
| Since 2000 || Member of the advisory board of the International Association of Lichenology. www.unigraz.at/grubem/ialweb/ial.html |
| Since 2004 || Editor of scientific journal “Cryptogamica Helvetica” |
| Since 2006 ||Board member of the platform “Biology“ of the Swiss Academy of Sciences Scnat|