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

Stellungnahme zum Landschaftskonzept Schweiz
  • 2019

Stellungnahme zur Aktualisierung des Landschaftskonzepts Schweiz (LKS)

Die Akademien der Wissenschaften Schweiz begrüssen das aktualisierte Landschaftskonzept Schweiz (LKS) des Bundes. Es berücksichtigt aktuelle Herausforderungen und liefert eine integrale Betrachtungsweise von Landschaft, Natur und Kultur. Die Akademien schlagen bei verschiedenen Zielen Anpassungen vor und betonen, dass konkrete Massnahmen folgen müssen. Zudem sollen sich auch Kantone und Gemeinden an den Grundsätzen und Zielen des LKS orientieren.
Trockenheit in Europa
  • 2019

IPCC‐Sonderbericht über Klimawandel und Landsysteme (SRCCL)

Hauptaussagen des IPCC‐Sonderberichts über Klimawandel, Desertifikation, Landdegradierung, nachhaltiges Landmanagement, Ernährungssicherheit und Treibhausgasflüsse in terrestrischen Ökosystemen.
IBS2019/140
  • 2019

Informationsdienst Biodiversität Schweiz IBS Nr. 140

Waldbrände schaffen neuen Lebensraum für bedrohte Vogelarten

Contact

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


+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