The goal of the SwissForestLab/WSL Biodiversity Center/NFZ Summer School 2022 is to provide an in-depth understanding of how and why biodiversity is a key element in the forest ecosystem. While focusing on temperate forests, we will highlight how biodiversity links to ecosystem functioning and to the benefits to people (ecosystem services). State-of-the-art knowledge and approaches will be presented and discussed considering the expectations of current and future forests from a scientific, forest management, and socio-economic perspective. The participants will reflect on their own scientific work with respect to other disciplinary methods and discuss possible benefits of interdisciplinary approaches in their field.
The preliminary list of speakers: Dr. Peter Bebi (WSL), Dr. Kurt Bollmann (WSL), Dr. Benjamin Dauphin (WSL), Dr. Claudio de Sassi (Swiss Federal Office of Environment FOEN), Dr. Claude Garcia (BFH), Dr. Felix Gugerli (WSL), Dr. Tessa Hegetschweiler (WSL), Dr. Frank Krumm (Forest Biodiversity Working Group of Swiss Forestry Society, WSL), Dr. Eike Lena Neuschulz (Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre SBiK-F, Germany), Dr. Martina Peter (WSL), Dr. Christian Rellstab (WSL), Sabine Brodbeck (WSL), Prof. Dr. Andreas Rigling (WSL), Dr. Paula Sanginés de Cárcer (WSL), Dr. Georg von Arx (WSL), Dr. Florian Zellweger (WSL).
You can find a preliminary program and more details in our flyer.