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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 underakes 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.

Certificates / Diploma of Advanced Studies (CAS / DAS) in Integrated Crop Management (ICM)

Jointly coordinated by CABI and the University of Neuchâtel, the online CAS/DAS courses aim to help address critical agricultural and environmental challenges. The CAS/DAS courses replaced the  Masters of Advanced Studies (MAS) in ICM programme which was held in Switzerland from 2015 to 2020.

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

Wade Jenner

Centre Director, Switzerland

Rue des Grillons 1, CH-2800 Delémont, Switzerland

T: +41 (0) 32 421 4832

E: w.jenner@cabi.org

CABI - Switzerland

Rue des Grillons 1, CH-2800 Delémont, Switzerland

T: +41 (0) 32 421 4870

Centre staff

Justice Tambo

Senior Socio-Economist

Lauréline Humair

Junior Scientist

Florence Willemin

Garden Technician

Ghislaine Cortat

Research scientist in Weed Biological Control

Cornelia Closca

Technical Research Assistant

Celine Martinez

Centre Administrator and Personal Assistant

Quentin Donzé

Garden Technician

Urs Schaffner

Head Ecosystems Management

Patrick Häfliger

Research Scientist and IT Support Officer

Philip Weyl

Head Weed Biological Control

Pia Eliason

Programme Support Officer

Keith Holmes

Integrated Crop Management Advisor

Invasive Blog

Countering the spread of the Asian hornet in Europe

25th August 2023
Invasive Blog

Ruffling parrot’s feathers: the biological control of Myriophyllum aquaticum

30th May 2022
Invasive Blog

Potential of parasitoid to control invasive fruit fly highlighted in study

21st March 2022
Invasive Blog

CABI joins research effort to map distribution of natural enemy of brown marmorated stink bug in Europe

8th April 2021

Documents

CABI Internships 2024

CABI internships are available at the CABI Swiss centre in Delémont for BSc and MSc students and recent graduates.

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CABI weed biological control progress report 2023

The latest report summarizing the progress of CABI's weed biological control research projects. Download the 2023 report.

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CABI weed biological control progress report 2022

The latest report summarizing the progress of CABI's weed biological control projects for North America. Download the 2022 report.

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CABI weed biological control progress report 2021

The latest report summarizing the progress of CABI's weed biological control projects for North America. Download the 2021 report.

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CABI weed biological control progress report 2020

A report summarizing the progress of CABI's weed biological control projects for North America. Download the 2020 report.

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Related projects

CABI Project
Identifying the origin of yellow floating heart, Nymphoides peltata

Yellow floating heart, Nymphoides peltata, was introduced in North America in the late 19th century as an ornamental plant. Since its introduction, it has steadily spread and been repeatedly introduced across the United States and parts of Canada. Where introduced, yellow floating heart can outcompete native vegetation and phytoplankton, and reduce oxygen in the water. In this project, CABI is helping to identify which area(s) in Eurasia Nymphoides peltata was introduced from to North America and is conducting surveys for potential European biological control agents.

Start:01/02/19 -End:31/12/21