Conservation Biology seminar

The Seminar is the informal platform where we exchange information about division activities and research projects. BSc, MSc and PhD students present here their research proposals and results. External speakers are also invited to contribute. The presentation usually lasts 30 minutes; local speakers can be interrupted by the audience when clarification is needed. A general discussion follows. Students intending to take part have to register on ILIAS before the start of the seminar. Registration of participating students on ePUB should be effected at latest two weeks before the end of the event.

Location: Erlachstrasse 9a (central building), seminar room (ground floor)

Time schedule: Wednesday, 10:30–12:00

Spring semester 2018

21.02.2018 Arnaud Barras (PhD first resutls) and Astrance Fenestraz (MSc proposal)
Habitat selection by the Ring Ouzel in Swiss mountains: a multiscale approach 

28.02.2018 Yann Rime (MSc proposal)
Species-habitat associations of birds in fruit tree plantations along the year cycle

07.03.2018 Julia Besimo (MSc proposal) and Leony Malthaner (BSc proposal)
Breeding ecology and wintering population dynamics of the Snowfinch (Montifringilla nivalis) in the Swiss Alps: Implications for conservation

14.03.2018 Noëlle Klein (MSc proposal) and Sophie Rüfenacht (BSc proposal)
Orthopteran abundance as a driver of Scops Owl presence

21.03.2018 Beatrice Schranz and Marco Pilati (MSc proposals)
River bed restoration: an ecological trap for rare wading birds?

28.03.2018 Roman Roth and Sarah Ettlin (MSc proposals), Gino Enz, Daniela Heldner and Lucas Rossier (BSc proposals)
Active restoration of species-poor, lowland grasslands (New SNF grassland restoration project)

04.04.2018 Eastern break

11.04.2018 (1) Gabriel Marcacci (MSc proposal), (2) Dina Gebhardt (BSc proposal) and (3) Sarah Rohr (BSc proposal)
(1) The importance of tradionnal agriculture for birds communities in Ethiopian highlands
(2) Density estimations of ungulate prey species based on camera trap data
(3) Habitat selection of male field crickets (Gryllus campestris) after the relocation into a revitalised habitat

18.04.2018 MSc final results symposium
(1) 10:15 Corina Maurer. Effects of habitat fragmentation in vineyards on bumblebee colony fitness and foraging trip time.
(2) 10:30 Elisabeth Klaus. Plant reproductive success in Valais vineyard landscapes: a quasi experimental approach.
(3) 10:45 Deborah Carannante. LEDs, rivers and insect attraction: magnitude of the attractive effect on adult aquatic insects from their river habitat to artificial lights.
(4) 11:00 Claudia Blumenstein. LEDs, rivers and insect attraction: distance thresholds for attracting adult aquatic insects from their river habitat to artificial lights.
(5) 11:15 Maria Weinrich. Grassland ecological quality: does plant and invertebrate diversity correlate?
(6) 11:30 Anais Binggeli. Foraging habitat selection by the Snow Finch: habitat association and sensitivity to climate change.