The CSS chair consists of a minimum of one and a maximum of three board members. The chair is elected by the General Assembly for three years and can be re-elected for a second term. The chair operates on a voluntary basis.
Prof. Dr. Sergio Rasmann
Biologist, University of Neuchâtel
Sergio Rasmann studied biology at the University of Neuchâtel, where he obtained his PhD in chemical ecology in 2006. After several years in the USA, he is now Professor back in Neuchâtel, where he studies and teaches about biodiversity, effect of global change on species interactions, biological control of insect pests, and conservation of endangered species.
Rasmann, S., Sánchez Vilas,, J., Glauser, G., Cartolano, M., Lempe, J., Tsiantis, M., & Pannell, J. R. (2018). Pleiotropic effect of the Flowering Locus C on plant resistance and defence against insect herbivores. Journal of Ecology, 106(3), 1244-1255.
Rasmann, S., Bennett, . A., Biere, A., Karley, A., & Guerrieri, E. (2017). Root symbionts: Powerful drivers of plant above‐and belowground indirect defences. Insect Science, 1, 1-39.
Rasmann, S., & Mooney, K. A. (2016). Editorial Overview: Ecology: The studies of plant-insect interactionapproaches spanning genes to ecosystems. Current Opinion in Insect Science, 14, 1-3.
Rasmann, S., & Turlings, T. (2016). Root signals that mediate mutualistic interactions in the rhizosphere. Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 32, 62-68.
Rasmann, S., & Pellissier, L. (2015). Adaptive Responses of Plants to Insect Herbivores under Climate Change. In C. Björkman, & P. Niemelä (Eds.) Climate Change and Insect Pests. (pp. 38-53). Wallingford, UK: CABI.