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Prof. Dr. Andreas Rigling - Personal Homepage

Andreas Rigling
head of research unit, member of directors board
Organisational unit
Address Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf

Room Bi HL D 25
Contact Phone: +41 44 739 2593
Fax: +41 44 7392 215
Web / E-Mail


Research Focus - Keywords

  • Dendroecology; Disturbance regimes; Forest dynamics: germination, growth and mortality of trees; Forest management; Global change; Interdisciplinarity; Mountain forests; Site ecology; Transdisciplinarity


1980-1983   Apprenticeship as forester (Forstwart), Forest Service   Schaffhausen
1984-1987   Cantonal high-school for adults KME
1987-1993   Federal Institute of Technology ETH, Dep. of Forest Sciences
  • Study of Forest Sciences; Focus on mountain forest ecology
1996-2000   University of Basel, Institute of Botany
  • Dissertation on dendroecology. Title: "Wood anatomical characteristics as indicators of biotic and abiotic stress factors – a dendroecological study in the Scots pine forest-steppe ecotone of Europe and Siberia"
1998-1999   Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH, Seminar for Statistics
  • Post-graduate diploma course in applied statistics