Swiss Entomological Society

The Swiss Entomological Society (SES) fosters cooperation among both professional and amateur entomologists and promotes the scientific study of indigenous insects.


Insects — Boundless diversity

Insects are by far the most diverse group of living organisms. There are over 30’000 species in Switzerland, or approximately ten times more insects than plants! In addition to their spectacular diversity, insects have a significant impact on our environment and daily lives.

On this website, we regularly publish insect news from all fields of research. Let yourself be inspired!


  • Publications

IBS 123/2017
  • 2017

Informationsdienst Biodiversität Schweiz IBS Nr. 123

Mikroverunreinigungen verursachen ökologischen Stress
EEA (2017) - The Arctic Environment
  • 2017

The Arctic Environment

The Arctic region is warming at a rate of almost twice the global average, resulting in profound and rapid changes in its living conditions and the environment. This European Environment Agency (EEA) report looks at how the rest of Europe affects the Arctic environment and how changes in the region impact Europe in return.
Horizons : science ex machina
  • 2017

Horizons: Science ex machina

Horizons takes a look at the automation of research: using robots to speed up laboratory work, artificial intelligence to process floods of data and algorithms to analyse the scientific literature. Does it work? And is it a good idea?

Contact

SEG
c/o Hannes Baur
Naturhistorisches Museum Bern
Bernastrasse 15
3005 Bern


+41 31 350 72 64
E-mail

Willkommen im Reich der Insekten!

Baur, Hannes Portrait Foto

In no other animal group are so many new species described every year. Not surprising, given that insects represent approximately 80% of all known species. Nevertheless, it is remarkable that so many new species are discovered in a region as well studied as Switzerland.

The description of new species represents a fundamental part of taxonomic research. Equally important is our understanding of the biology, distribution and ecology of these species.

Since the founding of the society in 1858, the SES has encouraged the study of indigenous species through the publication of books and a journal, the organization of annual meetings and the support of various research groups. All of these activities have the same objective: to create an active network of entomologists.

Become a member of the Swiss Entomological Society today!

– Hannes Baur

President of the Swiss Entomological Society