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 KSL should be effected at latest two weeks before the end of the event.

Location: Muesmattstrasse 27, room 116 (1st floor)

Time schedule: Wednesday, 10:30–12:00

Fall semester 2023

20.09.2023 Andrin Dürst, PhD proposal
Small structures to support biodiversity in agricultural landscapes

27.09.2023 Maude Vernet, MSc first results
Modelling the ecological impact of the conservation introduction of an endangered bird species

04.10.2023 Laura Forgione, PhD proposal
Response of lowland grasslands to active restoration treatments

11.10.2023 Isabelle Arnold, PhD proposal
Effects of relaxing management intensity of montane and subalpine hay meadows on biodiversity

18.10.2023 Sidney Friedrich, BSc results
Population model of the European tree frog Hyla arborea for management planning

25.10.2023 Gerard Martinez De Leon, University of Bern, Division of Terrestrial Ecology
Recovery of soil invertebrate communities after heat extremes

01.11.2023 (1) Lara Schärer; and (2) Silja Eller, BSc results
(1) Effects of active restoration methods on the vegetation communities of lowland grasslands
(2) Effect of passive restoration methods on the vegetation community of mountain grasslands

08.11.2023 Valeria Benz and Hannes Vomsattel, BSc results
Relationships between apex-predators and their prey based on camera trap data

15.11.2023 Marina Hofer, MSc first results
Nesting behaviour of steppe birds in Spain

22.11.2023 (1) Greg Egloff, MSc first results; and (2) Sandra Riverendo, BSc results
(1) Monitoring mustelids and other small mammals on small structures
(2) The influence of small structures on voles, mice and shrews and their preferred habitat in agricultural landscapes

29.11.2023 Gabriel Miret, Centre de Ciència i Tecnologia Forestal de Catalunya (CTFC), Solsona, Spain
Crafting a forest biodiversity index: uncovering the relationship between forest structure and bird occupancy

06.12.2023 Gaëtan Marchand, MSc first results
Effects of passive mountain grassland restoration on diurnal butterfly community in the Swiss alps

13.12.2023 (1) Rico Felder, MSc first results; and (2) Lisa Moser, BSc results
(1) Post-fledging survival and habitat use of juvenile European hoopoes
(2) Post-fledging parental care in European hoopoes Upupa Epops

20.12.2023 Célestin Luisier, MSc final results
Effects of the global warming on the Wallcreeper distribution and abundance in Switzerland