Journal club

Here we discuss a recently published paper relevant to the field of conservation biology. The paper is introduced by a pre-selected BSc, MSc or PhD student (mandatory for getting ECTS). The presentation consists of a short summary (10') followed by an evaluation (5’). There is then a general discussion with the audience. Note that the autumn journal club (1.5 ECTS) takes place throughout the semester, whereas the spring journal club (0.75 ECTS) takes place only during the first half of the semester. Students intending to take part have to register on ILIAS before the start of the journal club. 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, 14:15–15:00

Fall semester 2018

19.09.2018 Introduction to the Journal Club and distribution of papers

26.09.2018 Ivan Candolfi and Giotto Roberti-Maggiore
Wilson, S. and Martin, K. 2010. Variable reproductive effort for two ptarmigan species in response to spring weather in a northern alpine ecosystem. Journal of Avian Biology, 41:319-326. (PDF, 179KB) (Proposed by Jaime)

03.10.2018 Franziska Arnold and Gerard Martínez
Seibold, S. et al. 2017. An experimental test of the habitat‐amount hypothesis for saproxylic beetles in a forested region. Ecology, 98:1613-1622. (PDF, 859KB) (Proposed by Veronika)

10.10.2018 Julia Besimo and Elisenda Peris
Kortmann, M. et al. 2018. Forest structure following natural disturbances and early succession provides habitat for two avian flagship species, capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) and hazel grouse (Tetrastes bonasia). Biological Conservation, 226:81-91. (PDF, 1.7 MB) (Proposed by Arnaud)

17.10.2018 Andreas Schild
Vandegehuchte, M. L. et al. 2017. Distribution and habitat requirements of red wood ants in Switzerland: Implications for conservation. Biological Conservation, 212:366-375. (PDF, 920KB) (Proposed by Jaime)

24.10.2018 Noëlle Klein and Noemi Verdicchia
Moreno-Opo, R. et al. 2018. European bee-eaters (Merops apiaster) and apiculture: understanding their interactions and the usefulness of nonlethal techniques to prevent damage at apiaries. European Journal of Wildlife Research, 64:55. (PDF, 2.2 MB) (Proposed by Arnaud)

31.10.2018 Géraldine Chavey and Fabian Heussler
Schuldt, A. et al. 2018. Biodiversity across trophic levels drives multifunctionality in highly diverse forests. Nature communications, 9:2989. (PDF, 1.0 MB) (Proposed by Jean-Yves)

07.11.2018 Lucas Rossier
Plue, J. and Cousins, S. A. 2018. Seed dispersal in both space and time is necessary for plant diversity maintenance in fragmented landscapes. Oikos, 127(6), 780-791. (PDF, 1.3 MB) (Proposed by Jean-Yves)

14.11.2018 Gino Enz
Poniatowski, D. et al. 2018. Patch occupancy of grassland specialists: Habitat quality matters more than habitat connectivity. Biological Conservation, 225:237-244. (PDF, 539KB) (Proposed by Daniel)

21.11.2018 Carla Anliker
Socolar, J. B. et al. 2016. How should beta-diversity inform biodiversity conservation?. Trends in ecology & evolution, 31:67-80. (PDF, 3.1 MB) (Proposed by Jean-Yves)

28.11.2018 Isabelle Kalbermatten
Reid, T. et al. 2015. Using spatial analyses of bearded vulture movements in southern Africa to inform wind turbine placement. Journal of Applied Ecology, 52:881-892. (PDF, 1.7 MB) (Proposed by Sergio)

05.12.2018 Paul Rivas
Heller, N. E. and Hobbs, R. J. 2014. Development of a natural practice to adapt conservation goals to global change. Conservation Biology, 28:696-704. (PDF, 284KB) (Proposed by Romain Angeleri)


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