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:
CABI’s Swiss centre is a leading authority on the management of invasive weeds and arthropods using biological control.
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.
This programme focuses on researching and recommending management strategies and policies to conserve and restore vital ecological services.
CABI’s Integrated Crop Management (ICM) team implements sustainable agriculture and rural development projects around the world.
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.
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.
Integrated Crop Management Advisor
Research Scientist, Risk Analysis & Invasion Ecology
Integrated Crop Management Advisor
Country Director and Head Weed Biological Control
Research Scientist, Ecosystems Management, and Risk Analysis and Invasion Ecology
Research Scientist, Weed Biological Control
Research Scientist and IT Support Officer
Research Scientist, Risk Analysis and Invasion Ecology
Centre News & Blogs
The Masters of Advanced Studies in Integrated Crop Management (MAS in ICM) course, coordinated by CABI and the University of Neuchâtel, now in its sixth year, celebrated the graduation of ten international students in November.
22nd December 2020
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.