14 WSL

Swiss Federal Research Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape – WSL https://www.wsl.ch/en/index.html

Team in O+

Dr Veiko Lehsten. Veiko is an Associate Professor in Statistical modelling of climate responses of vegetation or pathogens (e.g. Phytophtora infestans). Role: Supervising experimental design for climate response of pathogen, as well as analysis and projection of suitability of nursery locations.

Dr Heike Lischke Modelling of forest and agricultural ecological systems. Head of the group Dynamic Macroecology, which deals with different approaches of ecological modelling, ranging from statistical analyses, over species distribution models to dynamic forest landscape and vegetation models.

About Eidgenössische Forschungsanstalt für Wald, Schnee und Landschaft – WSL

The Swiss Federal Research Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape (Eidgenössische Forschungsanstalt für Wald, Schnee und Landschaft – WSL) is a research institute within the domain of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). It provides world-class research related to a number of areas including macro-ecology, forest dynamics, health and management. Applied research and fieldwork are in a special focus of the WSL. The scientific staffs of the WSL in 2016 were 243 full-time equivalents including many PhD students. WSL researchers are heavily involved in teaching, at ETHZ and further universities, and a total of 434 ISI publications were generated in 2016. In 2016 EU projects funded the WSL with 478 k CHF, while the total operating costs in 2016 were 75 Mill CHF. WSL sees itself as a very advice oriented research institute which performs a large proportion of business oriented research which in 2016 has contributed with 581 k CHF to the total budget. The institute has its own experimental garden and has just recently bought a new supercomputer, which will be available for the simulations performed in this project.