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Alex Mathis

Alex Mathis

Alex Mathis

ZHAW Life Sciences und Facility Management
Institut für Umwelt und Natürliche Ressourcen
Grüentalstrasse 14
8820 Wädenswil

+41 (0) 58 934 59 16

Arbeit an der ZHAW

Tätigkeit an der ZHAW

• Lecturer for horticulture: teaching vegetable production and agro technique
• Senior horticulturist, faculty member for research and development

Lehrtätigkeit in der Weiterbildung

Aus- und Weiterbildung

Arbeits- und Forschungsschwerpunkte, Spezialkenntnisse

• Cultivation and market of niche vegetable
• Developing cultivation systems such as aquaponic production
• Applied molecular biotechnology in horticulture
• Irrigation of desert farm land

Beruflicher Werdegang

2004 Head of the research project (CTI):
"Entwicklung von Anbauverfahrenfür Allium ursinu m L. (Bärlauch"

2007 Head of the research project (CTI):
"Sortimentsentwicklung und Markteinführung exotischer Gemüsearten aus
biologischer Produktion"

2010-2012 Head of the research project (CTI-Project)"Development and market launch of biodegradable plant pots made of plant fibres”

2012-2014 CTI-Project “UF Controller: Aquaponic process control system for urban farming”

2015-2017 CTI-Project “Development of a recirculating aquaculture system for the production of noble crayfish, grayling and plants in a franchising concept”

2015-2017 Swiss-Romania Cooporation “Iplementation of Aquaponic Technology in Romania to benefit health and sustainable livelihood in deprived areas”, Project Manager

2018-2021 Funded by the Horticulture Foundation as well as by the Swiss Vegetable Association (VSGP) and the Horticulture Association (Jardin Suisse): “Investigation of the effect of a reduction of plant protection products in ornamental plant and vegetable production.”, Project Manager

2018-2022 InnoSwiss-Project: “An integrated modelling and learning framework for real-time online decision assistance in Swiss agriculture”

2019-2020 Industry-funded research project: “Review of the weed control system EMMA in the garden and on paved surfaces.”

2021 - 2024 Project support for peat extraction in berry and vegetable cultivation. Project with BAFU, Switzerland

2021 - 2025 Research project Peat-reduced and peat-free growing substrates for seedlings in vegetable production (Peat Phase-out strategy Federal council Switzerland)

Aus- und Fortbildung

1972 - 1980 Secondary school (mathematisches Gymnasium), Basel
1980 Graduation (Matura C), Basel
1980 - 1981 University of Basel, Dept.of Natural Sciences: bachelor of arts in biology
1981 - 1983 Apprenticeship in agriculture
1984 Practical course in ecotechnology at Ciba Geigy in Basel.
1985 – 1988 Apprenticeship in agro biology
1988 Practical course in vegetable production, Basel
1988 – 1991 Studies at the University of Applied Sciences Zürich-Wädenswil, Bachelor of Science, Major in Horticulture



Beiträge in wissenschaftlicher Zeitschrift, peer-reviewed
Weitere Publikationen
Mündliche Konferenzbeiträge und Abstracts