Conservation Biology

Passionate ornithologist and entomologist, my master thesis project focuses on the relations between saproxylic fungi and beetles and forest structures in Swiss forest reserves of the Alps. Forests are ecosystems that are currently under economical pressure and biodiversity, especially saproxylic organisms are affected by this pressure. What are the differences in communities of saproxylic organisms and structure diversity between forest reserves and managed forests is my main research question. My project takes place in the frame of the AMORE II project conducted by WSL and HAFL.