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Dr. Beat Wermelinger - Personal Homepage

Beat Wermelinger
Organisational unit Forest Dynamics
Forest Entomology
Address Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf

Room Bi HL D 32
Contact Phone: +41 44 739 2258
Fax: +41 44 7392 215
Web / E-Mail


1976-80 Studies in biology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH in Zurich.
1981-85 Ph.D. thesis at the Institute of Plant Production at ETH Zurich
1985/86 Post-doc at the University of California, Berkeley
1987-91 Research assistant with the Institute of Plant Sciences at ETH Zurich
 since 1991 Group leader at the Swiss Federal Institute WSL

Function at WSL


  • Development and succession of insect communities after windthrow and wildfire
  • Population dynamics of potential pests and their natural enemies
  • Biodiversity of saproxylic (=wood inhabiting) insects
  • Dead wood ecology
  • Insect photography


  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich: Lecturer in "Ecology and Management of Forest Insects"
  • Swiss Tree Surgery Association: Course in "Insects and Tree surgery"


  • National:
  • Swiss Entomological Society
  • Swiss Society for Phytiatry
    Saproxylic Insects Association
  • International:
  • IUFRO-working group "Ecology and management of bark and wood boring insects"
  • IUFRO-working group "Integrated management of forest defoliating insects"
  • IUFRO-working group "Population dynamics of forest insects"