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Dr. Beat Wermelinger



chercheur invité


Institut fédéral de recherches sur la forêt, la neige et le paysage WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf


Birmensdorf Bi HL D 32



1976-1980Studies in biology at ETH, Zurich.
1981-1985Ph.D. thesis at the Institute of Plant Production, ETH Zurich
1985-1986Post-doc at the University of California, Berkeley
1987-1991Research assistant with the Institute of Plant Sciences, ETH Zurich
1991-2018Head of the 'Forest Entomology' group at the Swiss Federal Institute WSL
2018-2022Senior Scientist WSL
2022-retired, visiting scientist WSL



My latest highlight

The book "Forest insects – diversity, functions, and importance" (2021) is the result of more than 20 years teaching in forest entomology and my even longer existing hobby of taking photos of insects. It is both a text and photo book covering the manifold significances of forest insects for forests and humans. The German version was awarded the "Prix Moulines" of the Swiss Entomological Society in 2019.

More information (in German)