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 30-40 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 Trakt II (central building), seminar room (ground floor)

Time schedule: Wednesday, 10:30–12:00

Spring semester 2022

23.02.2022 Maria Villalpando, MSc proposal
First species distribution model of the critically endangered coral species Dendrogyra cylindrus in the Dominican Republic to promote local conservation actions

02.03.2022 Jérémie Moulin, UNIL + UNIBE, MSc first results
Understanding the dynamic of wolves attacks on livestock

09.03.2022 Laurent Schenker, MSc proposal
Small structures for mustelids

16.03.2022 Lucy Novovitch, MSc proposal
Assessing the prey community in relation of environmental covariates in Ipole, Tabora region

23.03.2022 Shaquille Matthys, MSc proposal
Multi-criteria assessment of control methods for the invasive red eared slider (Trachemys scripta) in Switzerland

30.03.2022 Alina Kurmann, MSc proposal
Mid-term effects of grassland restoration on wild bee communities

06.04.2022 Gilles Hauser, MSc proposal
Saproxylic beetles communities related to forest structures

13.04.2022 BSc proposals
(1) 10:30 Rico Felder. Analyzing two different attachment methods of radio-transmitters for juvenile Upupa epops (European Hoopoe).
(2) 11:00 Maude Vernet. Testing the mesopredator release theory based on camera trap data in Valais.
(3) 11:30 Léa Höhener. Permanent vs rotational uncut grass refuge, which one favours more invertebrate abundance?

20.04.2022 Eastern break

27.04.2022 BSc proposals
(1) 10:30 Célestin Luisier. Will Wallcreeper winter abundance and distribution increase under temperature warming?
(2) 11:00 Anita Schmid. Linking flight behavioral states of golden eagles to terrain characteristics.
(3) 11:30 Gregory Egloff. The effect of land use heterogeneity and small structures on mustelids in the Valais Rhône valley.