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Sibylle Stöckli
(Dr. sc. ETH)

Department of Crop Sciences
Ackerstrasse 113
CH-5070 Frick

Phone +41 (0)62 865-7275
Fax +41 (0)62 865- 7273

Stöckli Sibylle

Activity areas

  • Group Entomology & Agroecology
  • Scoring with biodiversity - farmers enrich nature
  • Impacts of climate change on agriculture
  • Relationship between polyphenole profile and pest resistance in healthy, sustainably produced apple fruits
  • Sensitivity of orchard pests to climate change and consequences for sustainable plant production
  • Relationship between tree (functional) diversity and performance at a temperate experimental tree plantation
  • Plant-plant (neighbourhood) interactions at a temperate experimental tree plantation: plant traits and herbivory

Training / professional career

  • 2013 - on-going Project Manager at the Department of Crop Sciences FiBL. Projects: (functional) biodiversity, climate change, sustainability in agriculture.
  • 2010 - on-going Research Assistant at the Swiss Federal Research Station Agroscope Changins-Wädenswil ACW. Research: plant and insect phenology, climate change scenarios, population ecology, plant protection strategies, sustainability in agriculture.
  • 2009 - 2010 Research Assistant at Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany. Research: plant physiology and competition, herbivory monitoring, tree diversity and ecosystem functioning.
  • 2009 - on-going Continuing Education in project management, leadership expertise, communication and negotiating skills, presentation techniques, media training, statistical analyses.
  • 2008 - 2009 Research Fellowship at Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany. Research: tree diversity and ecosystem functioning.
  • 2007 - on-going Environmental Education at the Swiss Association for the Protection of Birds, Zürich. Lectures and field courses: biology and ecology of birds, environmental conservation in agriculture.
  • 2005 - 2008 PhD studies in Applied Entomology and Plant Sciences (thesis title: Host-plant resistance in apple (Malus domestica Borkh.) to common herbivore pests).Institute of Agricultural Sciences (Prof. S. Dorn and Dr. K. Mody), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich
  • 2004 - 2008 Research Assistant at the Institute of Agricultural Sciences, ETH Zürich. Research: Host-plant resistance in apple, plant ecology and physiology, plant-insect interactions, insect ecology.
  • 2004 - 2007 Environmental Education in Ornithology. Swiss Association for the Protection of Birds (SVS), Zürich
  • 2002 - 2003 Research Assistant at the Swiss Ornithological Institute, Sempach. Research: Bird and vegetation assessment, bird ecology, conservation in agriculture.
  • 1998 - 2003 MSc  in Biology (thesis title: Suitable crops and microhabitat structures for breeding Skylarks (Alauda arvensis) in an intensively farmed area). Institute of Integrative Biology (Prof. P. Edwards), ETH Zürich, and Swiss Ornithological Institute, Sempach (Dr. M. Jenny and Dr. R. Spaar)


  • 2010 - on-going Swiss World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Zürich. Environmental Education, Field courses and Conservation Ecology.
  • 2009 - 2010 Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany. BSc Lecture in Plant Ecology.
  • 2007 - on-going Swiss Association for the Protection of Birds (SVS), Zürich. Lectures and field courses in biology and Ecology of Birds, Environmental Conservation in Agriculture
  • 2005 - 2008 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich. Teaching Assistant in lab courses on Ecology of Insects.


    • 2010 Swiss Global Change Day: Swiss Academy of Sciences SCNAT Award (IGBP Program).
    • 2009 Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany: Research Fellowship.
    • 2008 Zürich-Basel Plant Science Center: Plant Science Award.
    • 2007 Swiss Society of Phytiatry: Poster Award.


      Publications in the Organic Eprints archive

      Publications that are not in the Organic Eprints archive:

      • Stoeckli S. (2003) Landwirtschaft: Feldlerchen mögen Alternativkulturen. Skylarks use different agricultural crops as nesting sites. Biodiversity Forum of the Swiss Academy of Sciences, http://www.biodiversity.ch/d/services/information_service_ibs/detail.php?id=26.
      • Stoeckli S., Spaar R., Jenny M. (2006) Eignung von landwirtschaftlichen Kulturen und Mikrohabitat-Strukturen für brütende Feldlerchen Alauda arvensis in einem intensiv bewirtschafteten Ackerbaugebiet. Suitable crops and microhabitat structures for breeding Skylarks (Alauda arvensis) in an intensively farmed area. Der Ornithologische Beobachter 103:145-158.
      • Stoeckli S., Mody K., Gessler C., Dorn S. (2007) Aphid resistance in apple (Malus x domestica Borkh.). Swiss Society of Phytiatry Info 2:14.
        Stoeckli S, Mody K, Dorn S (2008) Influence of canopy aspect and height on codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) larval infestation in apple, and relationship between infestation and fruit size. Journal of Economic Entomology 101:81-89.
      • Stoeckli S., Mody K., Gessler C., Jermini M., Dorn S. (2008) QTL analysis for aphid resistance and growth traits in apple. Tree Genetics & Genomes: 4:833-847.
      • Stoeckli S., Mody K., Dorn S. (2008) Aphis pomi population development, shoot characteristics, and antibiosis resistance in different apple genotypes. Journal of Economic Entomology 101:1341-1348.
      • Stoeckli S., Mody K., Patocchi A., Kellerhals M., Dorn S. (2009) Rust mite resistance in apple assessed by quantitative trait loci analysis. Tree Genetics & Genomes 5:257-267.
      • Stoeckli S., Mody K., Gessler C., Christen D., Dorn S. (2009) QTL mapping of resistance in apple to Cydia pomonella and Lyonetia clerkella, and of two fruit traits. Annals of Applied Biology 154: 377-387.
      • Stoeckli S., Mody K., Kellerhals M., Dorn S. (2011) Association between herbivore resistance and fruit quality in apple. HortScience 46: 12-15.
      • Stoeckli S., Don A., Müller S., Schulze E.-D., Scherer-Lorenzen M. (2012) Relationship between biodiversity, tree mortality and performance at an experimental temperate tree plantation. Basic and Applied Ecology: under revision.
      • Stoeckli S., Scherer-Lorenzen M. (2012) Neighbourhood effects – intraspecific and interspecific plant competition: in preparation.
      • Stoeckli S. et. al. (2012) Relationship between tree diversity and herbivore damage in experimental tree plantations: in preparation.
      • Daniel O., Stoeckli S. (2012) Risikominderung von Nichtzielarthropoden ausserhalb der Produktionsfläche: Naturschutzbiotope und ökologische Ausgleichsflächen. Schlussbericht Bundesamt für Landwirtschaft.
      • Stoeckli S., Samietz J. (2012) Einfluss der Klimaänderung auf den Apfelwickler. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Obst- und Weinbau 148: 7-10.
      • Stoeckli S., Samietz J. (2012) Simplified modelling of apple flowering phenology for application in climate change scenarios. Acta Horticulturae: in press.
      • Hirschi M., Stoeckli S., Dubrovsky M., Spirig C., Calanca P., Rotach M.W., Fischer A.M., Duffy B., Samietz J. (2012) Downscaling climate change scenarios for apple pest and disease modelling in Switzerland. Earth System Dynamics 3: 33-47.
      • Samietz S., Stoeckli S., Hirschi M., Spirig C., Höhn H., Calanca P., Rotach M.W. (2012) Modelling the impact of climate change on sustainable management of the codling moth (Cydia pomonella L.) as key pest in apple. Acta Horticulturae: in press.
      • Stoeckli S., Hirschi M., Spirig C., Calanca P., Rotach M.W., Samietz J. (2012) Impact of climate change on voltinism and prospective diapause induction of a global pest insect – Cydia pomonella (L.). PLoS ONE 7: e435723. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0035723.
      • Stoeckli S., Samietz J. (2012) Genetic shift in photoperiodic diapause induction under changing climate conditions: in preparation.