Chittaro Yannick

Distribution et suivi des espèces emblématiques de Rhopalocères du Parc national suisse et de la réserve de la Biosfera Val Müstair
Distribution and follow up of emblematic Rhopalocera species of the Swiss Nationalpark and Biosfera Nature reserve Val Müstair

Project Number: CH-5801
Project Type: Research_Project
Project Duration: 01/01/2015 - ?
Funding Source: other ,
Leading Institution: CSCF, Université Neuchâtel
Project Leader: Monsieur Yannick Chittaro
Avenue Bellevaux 51
2000 Neuchâtel
Phone: +41 (0) 32 724 92 98 ; +41 (0) 32 725 72 57
FAX: +41 (0) 32 725 70 29
e-Mail: yannick.chittaro(at)

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Research Areas:

general biology

Entomology, rare species

One of the key role of the Swiss Nationalpark is to maintain viable populations of animal and flora species a part from human pressures. Under this aspect, it is of prime importance to follow the evolution of rare species populations and to localise possible reservoirs in the surrounding areas. Some of the very rare species are often bound to very different habitats compared to  the main species belonging to the same group and therefore escape classical sampling methods used. Concerning the Rhopalocera fo the Swiss Nationalpark, 6 species are particularly concerned: Erebia styx, Melitaea asteria, Euphydryas intermedia, Pontia callidice, Pyrgus warrenensis et Boloria thore. These species belong to the high conservation priority at national level (FOEN 2011) and are redlisted (Wermeille et al. 2014). Our project will first re-sample stations where they have been found previously. Furthermore we will also sampled favourable stations identified on the basis of their ecological constraints as well as plant association to which they are bound. These investigations will allow to confirm the presence of absence of these species as well as the population status and permit to manage long-term monitoring.

Last update: 5/29/20
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