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Fabian Cahenzli
(Dr. sc. nat.)

Departement of Crop Sciences
FiBL
Ackerstrasse 113
CH-5070 Frick

Phone +41 (0)62 865-7281
Fax +41 (0)62 865-7273
fabian.cahenzli(at)fibl.org

Cahenzli Fabian

Activity areas

  • Solutions to entomological challenges in different crops
  • Development of new biocontrol strategies to solve plant protection and weed problems in organic agriculture

Training / professional career

  • Since August 2015 Scientific collaborator in the Departement of Crop Sciences FiBL, Frick
  • 2013 - 2015 Global technical manager at R&D Syngenta Crop Protection AG
  • 2008 - 2012 PhD at the University of Basel. Topic: Butterfly fitness under changing food qualities.
  • 2006 - 2008 Master at the University of Basel. Topic: The effect of nectar amino acids on female fecundity in the butterfly Coenonympha pamphilus (Lepidoptera, Satyrinae): Consideration of good- and bad larval food treatments.
  • 2003 - 2006 Bachelor at the University of Basel

Membership in advisory bodies / other activities

  • Pro Natura

Publications

Publications in the Organic Eprints archive

Publications not included in the Organic Eprints archive:

  • Cahenzli, F., Wenk, B. A. & Erhardt, A. (2015): Female butterflies adapt and allocate their progeny to the host plant quality of their own larval experience. Ecology 96 (7), 1966-1973
  • Cahenzli, F. & Erhardt, A. (2013): Transgenerational acclimatization in an herbivore-host plant relationship. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 280: 1756 20122856.
  • Cahenzli, F. & Erhardt, A. (2013): Nectar amino acids enhance reproduction in male butterflies. Oecologia, 171: 197-205.
  • Cahenzli, F. & Erhardt, A. (2012): Enhancing offspring quality or quantity? Different ways for using nectar amino acids in female butterflies. Oecologia, 169: 1005-1014.
  • Cahenzli, F. & Erhardt, A. (2012): Nectar sugars enhance fitness in male Coenonympha pamphilus butterflies by increasing longevity or realized reproduction. Oikos, 121: 1417-1423.
  • Cahenzli, F. & Erhardt, A. (2012): Host plant defence in the larval stage affects feeding behaviour in adult butterflies. Animal Behaviour, 84: 995-1000.
  • Cahenzli, F. (2014) Butterfly fitness under changing food qualities. Universität Basel, Doktorarbeit.
  • Cahenzli, F. (2008) The effect of nectar amino acids on female fecundity in the butterfly Coenonympha pamphilus (Lepidoptera, Satyrinae): Consideration of good- and bad larval food treatments. Universität Basel, Masterarbeit.