Thats me top left taking a photo of my Dad my sister Yvonne in the middle he also had a dark room. Photo of us below is us today . Yes I am very Lucky to have my Dad in my life. He did much more then teach me how to take great pictures....Here is his story....I love my dad I call him Vati
Born in 1923 in Groß Jehser, a village in lower Lusatia, studied Jean Pierre Vité forestry in Tharandt,Hamburg and at the Forestry Faculty of the Georg-August-University of Göttingen, münden, Lower Saxony Münden. There he became forest investigations about the ecological importance of spiders for the cohabitation of the forest in 1949 at Hermann August Eccleston (1897-1949) at theInstitute of forest zoology dissertation Dr.. his doctorate. Thus proved Vité very early interest in questions of ecology and environmental research, which were moved in the postwar period not long ago in the General consciousness. Already, his first publication, published in 1949, is titled the ecological structure of the forest. The two-volume book arose from his scientific work with various wood pests the wood-destroying insects of in Central Europe (1952/1953). in 1954 he habilitated in hannoversch Münden with the treatise the damage of the larch bubble foot (Taeniothripslaricivorus Krat) and its dissemination for the subject of "Forest zoology".
Vité went 1956 in the United States, where he for plant Research Institute from 1957 to 1973 at the Boyce Thompson headed the Department "Forest Biology". On behalf of the Institute, he established forestry research institutes in California and Texas, he was also been Director. TheInstitute granted him the freedom and the means for his pioneering investigations of the economic choice and the bark beetle pheromone biology also. He published his findings primarily in the publication series of contributions of the Boyce Thompson Institute. In addition, he taught StateUniversity in Corvallis, the University of California, Berkeley, and the Texas A & M University asa visiting professor at Oregon.
after receiving his doctorate in the post-war years in Northern Germany dealt calamity like Vité first with different forest insects, had occurred and caused some serious damage in the forests. As a so-called "bark beetle Commissioner" including Fritz Schwerdtfeger had been involved in the Harz mountains. More on larch pests, especially the larch bubble foot focused however, Vité. To which,he developed the binding procedure with systemic insecticides with which he was well known at a young age.
In the United States he conducted research at the Boyce Thompson Institute for plant research first on the water control system of conifers and dealt with the pressure of the resin as a criterion for the physiological state and resistance of conifers.
Since the early of 1960s Jean Pierre explored the communication system of the bark beetle - Vité here book printer and their pheromones.
These studies eventually led him to the question after host voting behavior of the bark beetle,which determined his scientific work since then. Since the beginning of the 1960s devoted Vité all the research of the communication system of the bark beetle and decipher its chemical signals, the pheromones. He laid down his findings, which he won in close collaboration with other professionals,in more than 100 publications alone from the time after 1960, who founded his worldwide scientific reputation.
The Lock stofffallen for bark beetles go back on the long-standing research Jean Pierre of Vités.
In Freiburg, he continued research into the chemical structures of the beetle-own fragrances atEuropean bark beetles from 1973. In fruitful team work with numerous scientists succeeded, to develop baited Lock stofffallen with synthetic pheromones of bark beetles and thus to introduce a completely new technology in forestry. The famous black Käfer fallen are now often seen in coniferous forests, go back to the long-term research of Vités. He was one of the pioneers of biological pest control in the forest. Today Lock stofffallen used but primarily for the monitoring and control of bark beetle populations, since their effects when outbreaks are very limited.