Dr. Beat Wermelinger
|1976-80||Studies in biology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH in Zurich.|
|1981-1985||Ph.D. thesis at the Institute of Plant Production at ETH Zurich|
|1985-1986||Post-doc at the University of California, Berkeley|
|1987-1991||Research assistant with the Institute of Plant Sciences at ETH Zurich|
|1991-2018||Group leader 'Forest Entomology' at the Swiss Federal Institute 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"
- Swiss Entomological Society
- Swiss Society for Phytiatry
- Working group Coleoptera
- 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"
My latest highlight
The book "Forest insects – diversity, functions, and importance" (in German) is the result of more than 20 years teaching in forest entomology and my even longer existing hobby of insect photography. It is both a text and photo book covering the manifold significance of forest insects for forests and humans. More information (in German)