Team

    Foundation Board

    The Foundation Board is the supervisory body of the Swiss Ornithological Institute. It consists of 7-13 members.

    Directorate

    The directorate of the Swiss Ornithological Institute Sempach consists of the Director of Science (Gilberto Pasinelli), the Director of Conservation (Peter Knaus), the Director of Operations (Barbara Trösch) and the Director of Public Relations (Matthias Kestenholz). The panel decides together by consensus and is chaired by Matthias Kestenholz. The directorate reports to the Foundation Board.

    Scientific Advisory Board

    The Scientific Advisory Board consists of 3-5 members of the Foundation Board and other experts freely chosen by the Foundation Board. The Scientific Commission is concerned with the ornithological activities of the Swiss Ornithological Institute, the quality of the projects and the mediation of contacts with third parties.

    Employees

    Domain
    Unit
    Unit
    Unit
    Unit
    Unit
    Search

    3
    Bettina Almasi
    Head of Animal Welfare
    Human Impact employee
    2
    René Urs Altermatt
    Head of Knowledge transfer
    5
    Christina Amrein
    Office employee
    5
    Valentin Amrhein
    permanent guest
    Editor Ornithologischer Beobachter
    5
    Sylvain Antoniazza
    Status of bird species employee
    5
    Nadine Apolloni
    Species Recovery employee
    2
    Monika Arnold
    Head of Office
    5
    Janine Aschwanden
    Bird Migration employee
    5
    Nicolas Auchli
    Monitoring employee
    Raffael Ayé
    Raffael Ayé
    5
    Raffael Ayé
    Foundation Board
    2
    Erich Bächler
    Head of Electronics
    2
    Heinz Bachmann
    Head of Infrastructure
    5
    Yvonne Bachmann
    Library employee
    5
    Arnaud Barras
    Upswing for bird life employee
    5
    Silke Bauer
    Bird Migration employee
    Anna Baumann
    Anna Baumann
    5
    Anna Baumann
    Foundation Board
    Bruno Baur
    Bruno Baur
    1
    Bruno Baur
    President
    Olivier Biber
    Olivier Biber
    2
    Olivier Biber
    Vice president
    5
    Rahel Bieri
    Bird Care employee
    5
    Simon Birrer
    Agricultural habitats employee
    2
    Pierre Bize
    Head of Human Impact
    5
    Susanne Blättler
    Environmental Education employee
    Kurt Bollmann
    Kurt Bollmann
    1
    Kurt Bollmann
    President
    Adrian Borgula
    Adrian Borgula
    5
    Adrian Borgula
    Foundation Board
    5
    Martins Briedis
    Bird Migration employee
    5
    Hardy Brun
    Fundraising employee
    5
    Heidi Brun-Zemp
    Fundraising employee
    5
    Alexandra Brunner
    Ringing Centre employee
    5
    Roman Bühler
    Ecological Research employee
    Stefanie Burger
    Stefanie Burger
    5
    Stefanie Burger
    Scientific Advisory Board
    2
    Marcel Burkhardt
    Head of Publishing
    2
    Marta Burri
    Head of Laboratory
    1
    Reto Burri
    Head of Scientific Support
    2
    Philip Büttiker
    Head of Web
    5
    Benedetta Catitti
    Ecological Research employee
    5
    Ginny Chan
    Ecological Research employee
    5
    Sebastian Dirren
    Ecological Research employee
    5
    Jérôme Duplain
    Agricultural habitats employee
    2
    Patricia Dürring Kummer
    Head of Library
    Head of Archive
    5
    Hans-Peter Eberhart
    IT employee
    5
    Catherine Eggerschwiler
    Visitor Centre employee
    5
    Judith Emmenegger
    Archive employee
    5
    Antonia Ettwein
    Forest habitats employee
    Brigitte Felder Oberholzer
    Brigitte Felder Oberholzer
    5
    Brigitte Felder Oberholzer
    Fundraising employee
    Maria Felderer-Viñas
    Maria Felderer-Viñas
    5
    Maria Felderer-Viñas
    Infrastructure employee
    Luzius Fischer
    Luzius Fischer
    5
    Luzius Fischer
    Foundation Board
    5
    Daniela Flecklin
    Visitor Centre employee
    5
    Liv Fritsche
    GIS employee
    5
    Roman Furrer
    Bird-Human Conflicts employee
    Roland F. Graf
    Roland F. Graf
    5
    Roland F. Graf
    Foundation Board
    2
    Alexander Grendelmeier
    Head of Forest habitats
    2
    Martin Grüebler
    Head of Ecological Research
    2
    Jérôme Guélat
    Head of GIS
    Barbara Haas-Helfenstein
    Barbara Haas-Helfenstein
    5
    Barbara Haas-Helfenstein
    Foundation Board
    5
    Birgen Haest
    Bird Migration employee
    5
    Guido Häfliger
    Scientific IT employee
    5
    Irma Häfliger
    Fundraising employee
    5
    Dominik Hagist
    Agricultural habitats employee
    5
    Steffen Hahn
    Bird Migration employee
    2
    Jasmine Hartmann
    Head of Fundraising
    5
    Julia Hatzl
    Ecological Research employee
    5
    Anne-Caroline Heintz
    Human Impact employee
    2
    Barbara Helm
    Head of Bird Migration
    2
    Daniela Heynen
    Head of Bird-Human Conflicts
    5
    Gabriele Hilke Peter
    GIS employee
    5
    Simon Hohl
    Agricultural habitats employee
    Rolf Holderegger
    Rolf Holderegger
    5
    Rolf Holderegger
    Scientific Advisory Board
    5
    Benjamin Homberger
    Employee of the regional office Northeast Switzerland
    4
    Petra Horch
    Head of Upswing for bird life
    5
    Philipp Ineichen
    Fundraising employee
    5
    Alain Jacot
    Employee of the regional Office Valais
    5
    Jérôme Jamin
    Scientific IT employee
    5
    Crinan Jarrett
    Bird Migration employee
    5
    David Jenny
    Species Recovery employee
    2
    Christine Jutz
    Head of Visitor Centre
    5
    Jeremias Jutz
    Web employee
    5
    Isabelle Kaiser
    Publishing employee
    5
    Marc Kéry
    Population Trends employee
    1
    Matthias Kestenholz
    Chairman
    Director of Public Relations
    1
    Peter Knaus
    Directorate
    Director of Conservation
    5
    Larissa Kohler
    Bird Care employee
    5
    Joanna Kölbener
    Bird Migration employee
    5
    Tabea Kölliker
    Web employee
    2
    Urs Kormann
    Head of Applied research
    2
    Fränzi Korner
    Head of Statistics
    Ecological Research employee
    5
    Pius Korner
    Statistics employee
    Ecological Research employee
    5
    Jacques Laesser
    Urban habitat employee
    5
    Peter Lakerveld
    Forest habitats employee
    5
    Michael Lanz
    Forest habitats employee
    Urs Leugger
    Urs Leugger
    5
    Urs Leugger
    Foundation Board
    5
    Eyan Limacher
    IT employee
    5
    Claire Lischer-Guyot
    Agricultural habitats employee
    Franziska Lörcher
    Franziska Lörcher
    5
    Franziska Lörcher
    Foundation Board
    5
    Tobias Lötscher
    Office employee
    5
    Shannon Luepold
    Ecological Research employee
    5
    Nino Maag
    Ecological Research employee
    5
    Alicia Mabillard
    Ringing Centre employee
    5
    Patrick Mächler
    permanent guest
    Editor Ornithologischer Beobachter
    5
    Gabriel Marcacci
    Species Recovery employee
    5
    Jacqueline Marti
    Fundraising employee
    5
    Patrick Marti
    Employee of the regional office Grisons
    5
    Anja Marty
    Species Recovery employee
    5
    Prisca Mattmann
    Bird Care employee
    Veterinarian
    2
    Vreni Mattmann
    Head of Bird Care
    5
    Kim Meichtry-Stier
    Agricultural habitats employee
    5
    Christoph Meier
    Bird Migration employee
    5
    Silvia Meier
    Human resources employee
    5
    Yves Menétrey
    Species Recovery employee
    2
    Stephanie Michler Keiser
    Head of Species Recovery
    5
    Pierre Mollet
    Forest habitats employee
    5
    Marvin Moosmann
    Status of bird species employee
    5
    Claudia Müller
    Monitoring employee
    5
    Mathis Müller
    Species Recovery employee
    5
    Tan Nguyen
    IT employee
    Web employee
    5
    Erica Nicca
    Employee of the Regional office Grisons
    5
    Carole Niffenegger
    Ecological Research employee
    5
    Adriana Niggeli
    Bird Care employee
    5
    Marte Nuaj-Berisha
    Infrastructure employee
    5
    Maria Nuber
    Visitor Centre employee
    5
    Florian Orgeret
    Ecological Research employee
    5
    Chloé Pang
    Communications employee
    5
    Menga Parpan
    Finance employee
    1
    Gilberto Pasinelli
    Directorate
    Director of Science
    5
    Marie Perennes
    Bird Migration employee
    5
    Dieter Peter
    Bird Migration employee
    5
    Jacqueline Pfäffli
    Bird Care employee
    5
    Jan Pfister
    Upswing for bird life employee
    5
    Bertrand Posse
    Employee of the regional office Valais
    5
    Jean-Nicolas Pradervand
    Employee of the regional office Valais
    2
    Michael Probst
    Head of IT
    Ueli Rehsteiner
    Ueli Rehsteiner
    5
    Ueli Rehsteiner
    Foundation Board
    5
    Emmanuel Revaz
    Employee of the regional office Valais
    5
    Livio Rey
    Communications employee
    Aziza Mohamed Rhyner
    Aziza Mohamed Rhyner
    5
    Aziza Mohamed Rhyner
    Infrastructure employee
    5
    Thomas Riecke
    Population Trends employee
    5
    Yann Rime
    Bird Migration employee
    5
    Biljana Ristic
    Infrastructure employee
    Philippe Roch
    Philippe Roch
    5
    Philippe Roch
    Foundation Board
    5
    Christian Rogenmoser
    Monitoring employee
    Monitoring Communications
    5
    Merline Roth
    Urban habitat employee
    Alexandre Roulin
    Alexandre Roulin
    5
    Alexandre Roulin
    Foundation Board
    Alexandre  Roulin
    Alexandre  Roulin
    5
    Alexandre  Roulin
    Scientific Advisory Board
    5
    Thomas Sattler
    Status of bird species employee
    5
    Agnès Saulnier
    Human Impact employee
    1
    Michael Schaad
    Head of Support Unit
    5
    Christian Schano
    Ecological Research employee
    2
    Michael Schaub
    Head of Population Trends
    5
    Patrick Scherler
    Ecological Research employee
    5
    Stefan Schilli
    Environmental Education employee
    Barbara Schlup
    Barbara Schlup
    5
    Barbara Schlup
    Scientific Advisory Board
    5
    Baptiste Schmid
    Bird Migration employee
    5
    Hans Schmid
    Monitoring employee
    5
    Raffaella Schmid
    Bird Migration employee
    5
    Arno Schneider
    Employee of the regional office Ticino
    2
    Hubert Schürmann
    Head of Agricultural habitats
    Manuel Schweizer
    Manuel Schweizer
    5
    Manuel Schweizer
    Scientific Advisory Board
    5
    Martina Schybli
    Communications employee
    5
    Nicolas Sironi
    Employee of the regional office Ticino
    5
    Jeannine Sollberger
    Visitor Centre employee
    2
    Monika Solyom
    Head of Human resources
    2
    Reto Spaar
    Head of Regional offices
    5
    Martin Spiess
    Agricultural habitats employee
    5
    Franz Steffen
    Employee of the regional office Valais
    5
    Thomas Steuri
    Bird Migration employee
    2
    Nicolas Strebel
    Head of Status of bird species
    5
    Anne Tampe
    Library employee
    5
    Doris Thalmann
    Visitor Centre employee
    Dominik Thiel
    Dominik Thiel
    5
    Dominik Thiel
    Scientific Advisory Board
    5
    Felix Tobler
    Fundraising employee
    Anita Triner
    Anita Triner
    5
    Anita Triner
    Office employee
    1
    Barbara Trösch
    Directorate
    Director of Operations
    5
    Astrid Trutmann
    Human resources employee
    5
    Matthias Tschumi
    Ecological Research employee
    5
    Valentijn van Bergen
    Ecological Research employee
    5
    Outi Vanamo Gasser
    Ringing Centre employee
    5
    Katarina Varga
    Monitoring employee
    5
    Christoph Vogel
    Species Recovery employee
    5
    Matthias Vögeli
    Applied research employee
    5
    Bernard Volet
    Monitoring employee
    5
    Johann von Hirschheydt
    Communications employee
    Franziska von Lerber
    Franziska von Lerber
    5
    Franziska von Lerber
    Scientific Advisory Board
    2
    Jan von Rönn
    Head of Ringing Centre
    5
    Nathalie von Siebenthal
    Ecological Research employee
    5
    Véronique Wavre
    Communications employee
    2
    Samuel Wechsler
    Head of Monitoring
    2
    Marlène Wenger
    Head of Environmental Education
    5
    Stefan Werner
    Bird-Human Conflicts employee
    5
    Jacqueline Wespi
    Finance employee
    5
    Sanja Willimann
    IT employee
    5
    Stephanie Witczak
    Ecological Research employee
    5
    Elizabeth Yohannes
    Bird Migration employee
    2
    Przemyslaw Zdroik
    Head of Scientific IT
    5
    Judith Zellweger Fischer
    Agricultural habitats employee
    2
    Andreas Ziegler
    Head of Finance
    5
    Neringa Znakovaite
    Bird Migration employee
    5
    Irmi Zwahlen
    Population Trends employee