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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

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5
Diana Aeberhardt
Project Secretariat Research and Conservation employee
5
Roxane Allemann
Human Impact employee
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
Library employee
Editor Ornithologischer Beobachter
5
Viktoria Amsler
Bird Care employee
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
Jaume A. Badia Boher
Population Trends employee
5
Arnaud Barras
Employee of the regional Office Valais
5
Silke Bauer
Bird Migration employee
Anna Baumann
Anna Baumann
5
Anna Baumann
Foundation Board
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
Stéphanie Borel
Stéphanie Borel
5
Stéphanie Borel
Veterinarian
Head of Bird Care
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
Daniela Bühler
Fundraising employee
5
Roman Bühler
Monitoring 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
Ricardo Carrizo
Population Trends employee
5
Benedetta Catitti
Ecological Research employee
5
Ginny Chan
Ecological Research employee
2
Pierre Chanut
Head of Wetlands
5
Madeline Chase
Ecological Research employee
5
Sebastian Dirren
Ecological Research employee
5
Jérôme Duplain
Employee of the regional office Yverdon
2
Patricia Dürring Kummer
Head of Library
Head of Archive
5
Hans-Peter Eberhart
IT employee
5
Catherine Eggerschwiler
Visitor Centre 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
Liv Fritsche
GIS employee
5
Roman Furrer
Bird-Human Conflicts employee
2
Alexander Grendelmeier
Head of Forest habitats
5
Lara Gross
Ringing Centre employee
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
Cloé Hadjadji
Human Impact employee
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
William Hawkes
Bird Migration 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
4
Petra Horch
Head of Upswing for Birds
5
Nica Huber
Applied research employee
5
Louis Hunninck
Statistics employee
5
Carine Hürbin
Communications employee
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
2
Christine Jutz
Head of Visitor Centre
5
Isabelle Kaiser
Publishing employee
5
Yvonne Keiser
Bird-Human Conflicts employee
5
Marc Kéry
Population Trends employee
1
Matthias Kestenholz
Chairman
Director of Public Relations
5
Fabian Ketwaroo
Population Trends employee
1
Peter Knaus
Directorate
Director of Conservation
Eva Knop
Eva Knop
5
Eva Knop
Scientific Advisory Board
5
Joanna Kölbener
Bird Migration employee
5
Tabea Kölliker
Web employee
2
Urs Kormann
Head of Applied research
5
Fränzi Korner
Statistics employee
2
Pius Korner
Head of Statistics
5
Tetiana Kuzmenko
Status of bird species employee
5
Jacques Laesser
Urban habitat employee
5
Paolo Laffranchi
Scientific IT employee
5
Peter Lakerveld
Forest habitats employee
5
Fritjof Lammers
Ecological Research employee
5
Michael Lanz
Forest habitats employee
5
Nadia Leisibach
Human resources employee
Urs Leugger
Urs Leugger
5
Urs Leugger
Foundation Board
5
Eyan Limacher
IT employee
5
Claire Lischer-Guyot
Species Recovery employee
Franziska Lörcher
Franziska Lörcher
5
Franziska Lörcher
Foundation Board
Franziska Lörcher
Franziska Lörcher
5
Franziska Lörcher
Scientific Advisory Board
5
Tobias Lötscher
Office employee
5
Shannon Luepold
Ecological Research employee
5
Dave Lutgen
Ecological Research employee
5
Alicia Mabillard
Ringing Centre employee
5
Patrick Mächler
Editor Ornithologischer Beobachter
5
Gabriel Marcacci
Species Recovery employee
5
Jacqueline Marti
Fundraising employee
5
Patrick Marti
Employee of the regional office Grisons
5
Ellen C. Martin
Population Trends employee
5
Anja Marty
Species Recovery employee
5
Giulia Masoero
Human Impact employee
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
5
Regina Michel
Head of Urban habitat
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
Matia Muller
Population Trends employee
5
Ueli Nef
Employee of the regional office Grisons
5
Tan Nguyen
IT employee
Web employee
5
Erica Nicca
Employee of the Regional office Grisons
5
Carole Niffenegger
Ecological Research employee
5
Marte Nuaj-Berisha
Infrastructure employee
5
Maria Nuber
Communications employee
5
Raphaël Nussbaumer
Bird Migration employee
5
Molly Ohse
Human Impact employee
5
Steffen Oppel
Ecological Research employee
5
Florian Orgeret
Ecological Research employee
5
Chloé Pang
Communications employee
1
Gilberto Pasinelli
Directorate
Director of Science
5
Valentina Peona
Ecological Research employee
5
Dieter Peter
Infrastructure employee
5
Jacqueline Pfäffli
Bird Care employee
5
Jan Pfister
Upswing for Birds employee
5
Marco Pilati
Species Recovery employee
5
Therese Plüss
Knowledge transfer 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
Linda Riedel
Agricultural habitats 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
Raffaella Schmid
Bird Migration employee
5
Claudia Schmidt
Visitor Centre employee
5
Arno Schneider
Employee of the regional office Ticino
2
Hubert Schürmann
Head of Agricultural habitats
Manuel Schweizer
Manuel Schweizer
1
Manuel Schweizer
President
5
Martina Schybli
Communications employee
5
Robin Séchaud
Employee of the regional office Yverdon
5
Nicolas Sironi
Employee of the regional office Ticino
5
Jeannine Sollberger
Visitor Centre employee
2
Monika Solyom
Head of Human resources
5
Alaaeldin Soultan
Status of bird species employee
2
Reto Spaar
Head of Regional offices
5
Martin Spiess
Agricultural habitats employee
5
Thomas Steuri
Bird Migration employee
2
Fabienne Stocker
Finance 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
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
Matthias Vögeli
Applied research employee
5
Bernard Volet
Monitoring 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
2
Samuel Wechsler
Head of Monitoring
2
Marlène Wenger
Head of Environmental Education
5
Stefan Werner
Employee of the regional office Northeast Switzerland
5
Jacqueline Wespi
Finance employee
2
Thorsten Wiegers
Head of Communication
5
Julia Wildi
Upswing for bird life employee
5
Sanja Willimann
IT employee
5
Stephanie Witczak
Ecological Research employee
5
Jana Wyss
IT employee
5
Elizabeth Yohannes
Bird Migration employee
2
Przemyslaw Zdroik
Status of bird species employee
5
Judith Zellweger Fischer
Agricultural habitats employee
2
Andreas Ziegler
Head of Finance
5
Neringa Znakovaite
Bird Migration employee
5
Alessandra Zumbach
Visitor Centre employee
5
Irmi Zwahlen
Population Trends employee