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 2018

19.09.2018 Romain Angeleri, Bern University of Applied Sciences (HAFL) and University of Bern (PhD proposal)
Study of the Saproxylic Beetle communities in the habitat of the White-Backed Woodpecker (Dendrocopos leucotos)

26.09.2018 Ron Milgalter (PhD proposal)
The space use and flight behavior of adult golden eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) in the Swiss Alps: applied implications for mitigating airspace conflicts with future wind energy developments

03.10.2018 Daniel Slodowicz (PhD proposal)
Active restoration of species-poor, extensively managed lowland grasslands


17.10.2018 Sarah Rohr (BSc results)
Habitat selection and distribution of the field cricket (Gryllus campestris, LINNAEUS 1758) in revitalised area in Upper Valais

24.10.2018 Yann Rime (MSc first results)
Landscape scale and parcel scale habitat preferences of wintering, migrant and breeding birds in intensively managed fruit-tree plantations

31.10.2018 (1) Noëlle Klein (MSc first results) and (2) Sophie Rüfenacht (BSc results)
(1 and 2) Orthopteran abundance as a driver of Scops Owl presence

07.11.2018 (1) Astrance Fenestraz (MSc first results) and (2) Yannick Hunziker (BSc results)
(1) Habitat selection by the Ring Ouzel in Swiss mountains: a multiscale approach
(2) Quantifying the nestling diet of Ring Ouzel

14.11.2018 (1) Sarah Ettlin (MSc first results) and (2) Gino Enz (BSc results)
(1) Characteristics of ecologically poor hay meadows in the Swiss lowlands
(2) Links between the humidity and nutrient Landolt indices and plant- and leafhopper abundance in extensively managed grasslands in the Swiss lowlands

21.11.2018 (1) Roman Roth (MSc first results) and (2) Lucas Rosier (BSc results)
(1) Determinants of species composition of invertebrates in extensively managed grasslands in the Swiss lowland
(2) The effect of plant diversity and plant community composition on ground beetle abundance in grassland habitats in the Swiss lowlands

28.11.2018 (1) Beatrice Schranz (MSc first results) and (2) Marco Pilati (MSc first results)
(1) and (2) Habitat preference of two endangered wading birds in a revitalised section of an alpine river

05.12.2018 Canceled (no seminar)

12.12.2018 Julia Besimo (MSc first results)
Breeding ecology and wintering population dynamics of the Snowfinch (Montifringilla nivalis) in the Swiss Alps

19.12.2018 Gabriel Marcacci (MSc final results)
Large-scale versus small-scale agriculture: disentangling the relative effects of management and semi-natural habitats on birds' habitat preferences in Ethiopian agroecosystems