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Dr. Markus Didion



Scientific staff member


Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf


Birmensdorf Bi HP D 64


Research Interests and Expertise

I am broadly interested in applied and interdisciplinary research on the effects of anthropogenic and natural disturbance on natural resources. A focus of my research activities has been the use of modeling techniques to study the spatial and temporal dynamics of forest ecosystems. In particular, I am applying my expertise to address management and policy issues of forest carbon sequestration that are of concern to national and international climate policy and sustainable forest management.



Research Scientist, WSL (since 04/2012)

Grantholder, Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Ispra, Italy (2011/2012)

Researcher Forest and Climate, Forest Ecosystems, Alterra, Wageningen UR, Wageningen, The Netherlands (2009-2011)

Research Assistant, Forest Ecology, ETHZ, Zurich, Switzerland (2005-2009)

Research Assistant, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada (2003-2004)

Data Analyst, Parks Canada, Western and Northern Service Centre, Winnipeg, MB, Canada (2002-2003)

Scientific activities (ongoing)

UNFCCC Roster of Experts (expert review team (LULUCF), REDD+ reference levels)

Swiss Greenhouse gas inventory (Contributor; sector expert LULUCF)

Reviewer for journals and funding agencies


PhD Forest Ecology, Institute of Terrestrial Ecosystem, ETHZ, Zurich, Switzerland (2009)

Master Resource Management (MRM), School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada (2003)

B.Sc. Honours Environmental Science, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK (2000)