Janine Aschwanden


Janine Aschwanden
Janine Aschwanden (Foto © Archiv Vogelwarte)
Dr. phil.-nat. Janine Aschwanden
Swiss Ornithological Institute
Seerose 1
6204 Sempach

++41 41 462 97 81


  • applied radar ornithology
  • expert assessments impact of wind energy projects
  • applied animal behaviour science
  • animal welfare
  • applied ecology

Current Projects

  • Spatial and temporal patterns of autumnal bird migration in relation to topography and wind in Austria
  • Diurnal flight behaviour of birds around a solitary wind turbine in a Swiss alpine valley
  • Expert assessments about impact of national and international wind energy projects on birds
  • Radar data analyses of different radar types to quantify bird migration


  • BirdLife Österreich
  • Swiss Birdradar Solution AG
  • ZHAW Winterthur


since 2010 Research associate, applied bird migration research, Bird migration department, Swiss Ornithological Institute, Sempach, Switzerland
2009 Research associate, applied animal behaviour science
Centre for Proper Housing of Ruminants and Pigs, Tänikon, Switzerland
2005 – 2008 PhD, University of Bern, Institute of Ecology and Evolution/Federal Veterinary Office, Centre for Proper Housing of Ruminants and Pigs:“Experimental Studies on the Social Behaviour of Domestic Goats (Ca­pra aegagrus hircus), Pen Design and the Resulting Implications for Goat Husbandry in Loose-Housing Systems”
1999 – 2004 Studies of Biology, University of ZurichDiploma thesis, Institute of Zoology, University of Zurich/Swiss Orni­thological Institute Sempach:Importance of small mammals populating ecological compensationareas as food for the Long-eared Owl (Asio otus)and the Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
1997 – 1999 Personal assistant
Law Office, Dr. iur. Urs Hess-Odoni, Lucerne, Switzerland