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: Erlachstrasse 9a Trakt II (central building), seminar room (ground floor)

Time schedule: Wednesday, 10:30–12:00

Spring semester 2023

22.02.2023 Prof. Claudia Bank, IEE
(How) Can circuit and metapopulation theories help study conservation? (Dickson_ConBio2019_eng.pdf, Hanski_JAniEco1994_eng.pdf)

01.03.2023 Lucy Novovitch, MSc first results
Assessing the mid-sized mammal community in relation of environmental covariates in Ipole, Tabora region

08.03.2023 Célestin Luisier, MSc proposal
Effects of the global warming on the Wallcreeper distribution and abundance in Switzerland

15.03.2023 Maude Vernet, MSc proposal
Modelling the ecological impact of the conservation introduction of an endangered bird species

22.03.2023 Greg Egloff, MSc proposal
Monitoring mustelids and other small mammals on small structures

29.03.2023 Rico Felder, MSc proposal
Post-fledging survival and habitat use of juvenile Hoopoes

05.04.2023 Marina Hofer, MSc proposal
Nesting behaviour of steppe birds in Spain

12.04.2023 Semester break

19.04.2023 Gaëtan Marchand, MSc proposal
Effects of passive mountain grassland restoration on diurnal butterfly community in the Swiss alps

26.04.2023 MSc final presentations
1) Alina Kurmann, Mid-term effects of grassland restoration on wild bee and hoverfly communities
2) Gilles Hauser, Characterization of saproxylic beetles and fungi communities in coniferous forest reserves of Switzerland
3) Lucy Novovitch,
4) Laurent Schenker, Small structures for mustelids
5) Shaquille Matthys, Assessing control methods for the invasive Pond Slider in Switzerland
6) Maria Villalpando, A distribution model for the critically endangered Pillar Coral in the Dominican Republic