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Claudia Daniel
(Dr. agr.)

Department of Crop Sciences
Group lead Entomology
Ackerstrasse 113
CH-5070 Frick

Phone +41 (0)62 865-7291
Fax +41 (0)62 865-7273

Daniel Claudia

Activity areas

  • Group lead Entomology
  • 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 2002 Project manager at the FiBL Department of Crop Sciences (entomology and biocontrol)
  • 2005 - 2009 PhD studies (thesis title: “Entomopathogenic fungi as a new strategy to control the European cherry fruit fly Rhagoletis cerasi Loew (Diptera: Tephritidae)”) at the University of Munich (Technische Universität München)
  • 2001 - 2002 Internship at the European Biological Control Laboratory (EBCL) / United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Montpellier, France. Project: “Laboratory rearing of Bactrocera oleae (Diptera: Tephritidae) and its parasitoids”
  • 2000 - 2001 Internship at FiBL. Projects: “Side effects of lime sulphur on predatory mites” & “Influence of different soil cultivation systems on epigeic arthropods in an organic cherry orchard”
  • 1999 Internship and diploma thesis (title: “The effects of artificial weed strips on the diversity and abundance of arthropods in apple orchards”) at the Saxon State Institute for Agriculture (Sächsische Landesanstalt für Landwirtschaft), Germany
  • 1995 - 1999 Studies of Horticultural sciences and various internships at the Dresden University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden), Germany