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CABI’s Swiss centre carries out applied scientific research and undertakes consultancy projects. Located in the scenic hills above Delémont in the Canton of Jura, it is the home base for experts and students from several different countries where they research and apply their knowledge.

About

Established in 1948, CABI’s Swiss centre carries out applied scientific research and undertakes consultancy projects to support CABI’s work on invasive species, knowledge for development and trade in many different regions around the world. Located in the scenic hills above Delémont in the Canton of Jura, it is the home base for experts and students from several different countries where they research and apply their knowledge.

CABI’s centre in Switzerland has developed numerous relationships with research and development partners around the world, including national ministries, science institutions, universities, development cooperation agencies, and the plant protection industry.

Valuable links within Switzerland, including close ties with the Canton of Jura, have all been further strengthened by the country officially joining CABI as a member country which took place in 2000.

Our work in education includes a Masters of Advanced Studies course in Integrated Crop Management run with the University of Neuchâtel. We also offer student internships and graduate student training in collaboration with universities and other research organisations.

The scope of CABI’s work at the Swiss Centre is largely divided into the following areas:

Biological control of invasive weeds and invasive insects

CABI’s Swiss centre is a leading authority on the management of invasive weeds and arthropods using biological control.

Risk analysis and invasion ecology

As part of its work on invasive species, the centre assesses the risks and impacts of non-native species and develops methods and strategies to mitigate their risks.

Ecosystems management

This programme focuses on researching and recommending management strategies and policies to conserve and restore vital ecological services.

Integrated crop management

CABI’s Integrated Crop Management (ICM) team implements sustainable agriculture and rural development projects around the world.

Masters of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Integrated Crop Management ICM

The MAS in ICM, jointly coordinated by CABI and the University of Neuchâtel, aims to help address today’s critical agricultural and environmental challenges by offering a unique higher education programme.

Plantwise

Staff at our Swiss centre play a key role in coordinating the CABI-led Plantwise programme while also providing technical support and helping with implementation in target countries.

Contact us

Hariet L Hinz

Country Director and Head Weed Biological Control

Rue des Grillons 1 CH-2800 Delémont, Switzerland

T: +41 (0)32 421 48 72

E: h.hinz@cabiorg.kinsta.cloud

CABI - Switzerland

Rue des Grillons 1, 2800 Delémont, Switzerland

T: +41 (0) 32 421 4870

Centre staff

Sonja Stutz

Research Scientist, Weed Biological Control

Dirk Babendreier

Integrated Crop Management Advisor

Anna Wood

ICM Advisor

Melanie Bateman

Integrated Crop Management Advisor

Patrick Häfliger

Research Scientist and IT Support Officer

Emma Jenner

Strategic Planning and Operations Manager

Urs Schaffner

Head Ecosystems Management

Stefan Toepfer

Research Scientist Arthropod Biological Control; Integrated Crop Management Advisor

Celine Martinez

Centre Administrator and Personal Assistant

Gitta Grosskopf

Personal Assistant Regional Director

Cornelia Closca

Technical Research Assistant

Ghislaine Cortat

Research scientist in Weed Biological Control

Centre News & Blogs

CABI News
CABI statement on COVID-19 pandemic

At this unprecedented time, CABI’s priority is the health, safety, and wellbeing of our staff, our stakeholders, and their families. As such CABI is responding to the threat posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by ensuring that all its staff work from home where they are able to do so. This applies to all countries in which we operate and is consistent with the approach taken by our member country representatives, partners and stakeholders.

25th March 2020

Documents

CABI Internships 2020

CABI internships available at the CABI Swiss centre in Delemont for BSc and MSc students.

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CABI Weeds progress report 2019

CABI Weeds progress report 2019

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