Prof. Dr. Thibault Lachat


Prof. Dr. Thibault Lachat Dozent für Waldökologie

  • Adresse Berner Fachhochschule
    Hochschule für Agrar-, Forst- und Lebensmittelwissenschaften HAFL
    Fachbereich Waldwissenschaften
    Länggasse 85
    3052 Zollikofen


  • Leader Team Forest Ecology

  • Redactor in Chief "Alpine Entomology"

  • Forest Ecology

  • Forest biodiversity

  • Deadwoodology


  • Forest biodiversity

  • Saproxylic species

  • Habitat trees

  • Dead wood (Deadwoodology)


  • As a forest ecologist, I am interested in the impacts of forest management on forest biodiversity. I am particularly dedicated to insects dependent on dead wood and old growth trees, and to the functions of this insect group in forest ecosystems. My main objectives are to better understand patterns in forest biodiversity and to provide scientific baselines to integrate biodiversity conservation into forest management.
  • Since 2016 Professor of Forest Ecology Bern University of Applied Sciences, HAFL Zollikofen
  • Since 2016 Visiting scientist WSL Birmensdorf
  • 2007–2016 Research associate WSL Birmensdorf
  • 2007–2013 Project leader Swiss Biodiversity Forum, SCNAT
  • 2004–2007 Research associate ETH Lausanne
  • 2013–2015 Diploma of Advanced Studies in Applied Statistics (DAS) ETH Zurich
  • 2000–2004 PhD in Zoology University of Basel
  • 1994–1999 Master in Environmental Sciences ETH Zurich



  • Executive Board Forest Sciences, HAFL-Bern University of Applied Sciences

  • President of the forest commission of the project "Wisent Thal":

  • President of the Scientific Commission of the natural reserve “Grande Cariçaie”(since 2018):

  • Core team of the “AG Waldbiodiversität” of the Swiss Forestry Society (since 2017):

  • Plenum of the Swiss Biodiversity Forum (from 2023, Scientific advisory council since 2020):