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Dr. Pascal Vittoz

Curriculum vitae

 

Insitut des dynamiques de la surface terrestre

University of Lausanne
 

 


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Coordinator of the PERMANENT.PLOT.CH project

Married, one child

2015-

Senior lecturer (Maître d'enseignement et de recherche), in Faculty of geosciences and environment, University of Lausanne

2009-2014

Senior lecturer (Maître d'enseignement et de recherche), in Faculty of biology and medicine, University of Lausanne

2000-2009

Different, successive employments (junior lecturer, lecturer) in Faculty of geosciences and environment and Faculty of biology and medicine, University of Lausanne

1999-2000

Post-doctorate in dendrochronology and forest dynamics, Lincoln University (New Zealand)

1992-1998

PhD in botany and vegetation ecology, University of Lausanne; teaching assistant in botany and vegetation ecology

1991-1992

Studies on models in ecology in University of Osnabrück (Germany)

1987-1991

Studies in biology (University of Lausanne), with specialisation in botany and plant physiology

 

Teaching

Végétation de la Suisse: lectures and excursions in bachelor (3rd semester); introduction to vegetation ecology and the main plant communities in Switzerland

Floristique théorique: lectures and practicals in bachelor (6th semester); introduction to plant taxonomy

Analyse des habitats: lectures and fieldwork in bachelor (6th semester); methods for studying plant communities and vegetation, main problems in biodiversity conservation

Phytosociologie et synsystématique: lectures in master (8th semester); historical development and modern use of central european phytosociology, other important methods for the description of plant communities

Méthodes d'étude de la végétation: lectures and practicals in master (8th semester); different methods for vegetation sampling and data analyses

Relations sols-végétation: excursions in master (8th semester); description of vegetation and soils, relationships between these two components of the ecosystems (in collaboration with C. Le Bayon)

Sols et végétation des Alpes: excursions in master (8th semester); description of vegetation and soils in the Alps

Analyse du paysage naturel - cartographie: excursion in master (8th semester); maps of vegetation, soil et geology of the same area (in collaboration with E. Verrecchia)
 

Main research interests

  • Methodology for vegetation samplings
  • Impact of climate change on vegetation (projects PERMANENT.PLOT.CH and GLORIA)
  • Forest dynamics
  • Classification and changes of plant communities
  • Ecology and conservation of Saxifraga hirculus in the Jura Mountains
  • Pasture management in Jura Mountains
  • Protection and management plans of wetlands, ecological management plans
  • Scientific popularization by teaching or booklets

 

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Dr Pascal Vittoz - UNIL DEE - Biophore - CH-1015 Lausanne  - Switzerland  -  Tel. +41 21 692 42 70
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