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

Fall Semester 2017

20.09.2017 Jaime Resano Mayor
Snowfinch foraging habitat selection during the breeding season. A radio-tracking approach in the Swiss Alps

27.09.2017 Julia Besimo (1) and Noëlle Klein (2)
(1) Effect of handling disturbance on the Hoopoe
(2) Performance of the Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) tags in Hoopoe

04.10.2017 Magdalena Steiner, University of Fribourg
Soil microbial diversity and ecosystem functioning and services in vineyards

11.10.2017 Louis Sutter, Agroscope Reckenholz
Quantification of insect pollination, natural pest control and their synergies in agricultural ecosystems

18.10.2017 Laura Bosco
Effects of vineyard management on Woodlarks and their invertebrate prey on local and landscape scale

25.10.2017 Silvia Zingg
The relationship between agricultural productivity and biodiversity at landscape scale

01.11.2017 Sophie Marti and Ivan Candolfi
Foraging habitat selection by the Ring ouzel Turdus torquatus in the Swiss Alps

08.11.2017 Anaïs Binggeli
Foraging habitat selection by the Snow Finch: habitat association and sensitivity to climate change

15.11.2017 Elisabeth Klaus and Beatrice Schranz
Effects of habitat fragmentation in vineyards on plant reproductive success

22.11.2017 Maria Weinrich (1) and Roman Roth (2)
1) Grassland ecological quality: does plant and invertebrate diversity correlate?
2) Seed bank (abundance and diversity) under different mowing regimes

29.11.2017 Claudia Blumenstein and Deborah Carannante
Artificial light and stream invertebrate community: the effect of lamp proximity to aquatic habitats on the attraction of adult aquatic insects

06.12.2017 Corina Maurer and Franziska Arnold
Effects of habitat fragmentation in vineyards on bumblebee foraging activity and colony fitness

13.12.2017 Sergio Vignali
PhD proposal + first results