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Dr. Marco Conedera



chef d'unité de recherche


Institut fédéral de recherches sur la forêt, la neige et le paysage WSL
a Ramèl 18
6593 Cadenazzo


Cadenazzo Ca RA 1 29


Professional Curriculum vitae

Since 2011Since 2011 Head WSL Research Unit Community Ecology
2006-2010Head a.i. WSL Research Unit Ecosystem Boundaries
2007-2009PhD Universität Fridericiana zu Karlsruhe. 92 S. Implementing fire history and fire ecology in fire risk assessment: the study case of Canton Ticino (southern Switzerland)
1990-2006Head of the former WSL Branch Station “Sottostazione Sud delle Alpi” in Bellinzona
1988-1990Coordinator of the Sanasilva program, in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland
1986-1992Teaching (20%) environmental sciences at the Professional School of the Canton Ticino, Bellinzona
1986-1988Data base managing for the Forest Growth research Group, WSL Birmensdorf
1985-1986First Swiss Forest national Inventory and Sanasilva Inventory, field survey, WSL Birmensdorf
1984-1985Independent forest engineer
1984Diploma in forest engineering at the ETH Zurich


Main scientific interest

  • Forest fires: history and ecology
  • chestnut cultivation: history, ecology and economic perspectives
  • Neophytes
  • Landscape dynamics   



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