Dr. Pascale Weber

Dr. Pascale Weber


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Funzione e protezione dei suoli


Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf


WSL Birmensdorf Bi HL B 23

Academic Profile

2005-2006 Postdoc in Dendroecology and Ecosystem Ecology, Lancaster University (UK) in collaboration with Prof. Richard D. Bardgett
„Regeneration and tree growth in ancient Scots pine forests: disentangling aboveground and belowground competition“

2001-2005 PhD in Forest Ecology at WSL and ETH Zurich, supervised by Prof. Harald Bugmann (ETH Zurich), Dr. Andi Rigling and Prof. Felix Kienast (WSL)
“Inter- and intraspecific competition in mixed Pinus sylvestris and Quercus pubescens stands – modelling stand dynamics based on tree-ring analysis”

1992-1998 MSc in Environmental Sciences with main focus in Biology and Terrestrial Ecology, ETH Zurich
Master thesis: “Ecological importance of coppicing forests. Estimating the potential of an ancient low forest in Untersiggenthal, Switzerland”, supervised by Prof. Klaus C. Ewald (ETH Zurich) and Dr. Thomas Walter (ART)

Professional Experience

9/2013- Canton of Zurich
2007-12/2014 Research Scientist, WSL, Switzerland
2005-2006 Visiting Research Fellow, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
2001-2005 Research Scientist, WSL, Switzerland
1999-2001 Research Assistant in Wood Sciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
1999 GIS applications at the Forestry Division of Canton Aargau, CH
1997 Junior Assistant for the ETH Zürich Natural and social science interface case study
1996 Internship at the Forestry Division of Canton Schwyz, CH
1992 Internship at Atelier Stern & Partner, Landscape Architects, Zurich CH

Grants and Awards

2009, proQuercus Award 2009 for PhD thesis

2005-2006, Prospective Researcher Fellowship, Swiss National Science Foundation

2006, Grant to attend the 7th International Conference in Dendroecology, Beijing, China

2004, Best Poster Award, TRACE Conference 2004, Birmensdorf, Switzerland.

2001-2005, PhD Grant, Velux Stiftung