Committee

FOK-SNP promotes and coordinates research projects in the Swiss National Park, in the Regional Nature Park Val Müstair and in the conservation and development zone of the Engiadina Val Müstair Biosphere Reserve.

To understand the natural development of a secluded ecosystem such as the Swiss National Park and the biosphere Val Müstair, the Research Committee set up two primary tasks: a) the long-term monitoring of its research, and b) the organization of interdisciplinary projects. It is also responsible to answer questions of scientific interest with regards to park management. Possible enquiries range from the ecological impact of a high density of ungulates, the changes in landscape, the optimization of water resources in the Spöl, the ecological and economical consequences of tourism in the National Park, to the stability of ecosystems in terms of natural disasters and extreme climate change. The committee is composed of members who are actively involved in research projects from relevant scientific areas such as natural and social sciences.

Year founded: 1916

  • Anita Risch (right) and Martin Schütz of WSL mapping plants on a mountain meadow in the Swiss National Park.
  • Research in the Swiss National Park
  • Research in the Swiss National Park
  • Fauna in the Swiss National Park
  • Project on size-selective exclusion of mammals and invertebrates of the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), 2010–2015. Project management: Martin Schütz and Anita Risch
  • Anita Risch (right) and Martin Schütz of WSL mapping plants on a mountain meadow in the Swiss National Park.Image: Hans Lozza, SNP1/5
  • Research in the Swiss National ParkImage: Hans Lozza, SNP2/5
  • Research in the Swiss National ParkImage: Hans Lozza, SNP3/5
  • Fauna in the Swiss National ParkImage: Hans Lozza, SNP4/5
  • Project on size-selective exclusion of mammals and invertebrates of the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), 2010–2015. Project management: Martin Schütz and Anita RischImage: Markus Stoffel5/5