Cherix Daniel

Population studies of Rhopalocera in Val Trupchun (Swiss National Park)
Rhopaolères du Val Trupchung (Parc national suisse): Etude des peuplements

Project Number: CH-1784
Project Type: Master
Project Duration: 01/01/2001 - 12/31/2001 project completed
Funding Source: Canton ,
Project Leader: Prof. Daniel Cherix
Département d'Ecologie et d'Evolution
Université de Lausanne
Bâtiment de Biophore
1015 Lausanne
Phone: + 41 (0) 21 692 41 87 ; +41 (0) 21 692 42 60
FAX: +41 (0) 21 692 42 65
e-Mail: daniel.cherix(at)

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Research Areas:

general biology

Lebidoptera, Rhoalocera, monitoring, diversity, invertebrates


Leading questions:
Between 1920 and 1941, Pictet achieved a major work related to the Rhopalocera of the Swiss National Park.(Pictet, 1942). More than fifty years later, Besson (1998) performed a comparative study in six sites in order to measure the evolution of the alpine butterfly fauna. There is still a lack of data and especially in Val Trupchun; moreover this group of butterflies is very interesting due to its sensitivity; Rhopalocera are very reactive when changes in their environment occur. The aim of our research is to evaluate the present condition of Rhopalocera species living in Val Trupchun. We will used the method developed by Besson (1998) which can be reproduced in order to do the monitoring of this group

Bouchard M, Mercherz M 2001: Diversité des peuplements des Lépidoptères diurnes et Hespéries (Lepidoptera Papilionoidea et Hesperoidea) d'un val alpin ( Val Trupchun, Parc national suisse). Travail de diplôme postgrade, Université de Lausanne

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