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 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, 14:15–15:00

Spring semester 2023


22.02.2023 Introduction to the Journal club and distribution of papers

01.03.2023 Célestin Luisier
Zeller et al. 2018. Are all data types and connectivity models created equal? Validating common connectivity approaches with dispersal data. Diversity and Distributions, 24(7):868-879. (Proposed by Andrin) PDF

08.03.2023 Sidney Friedrich
Toomey et al. 2023. Why facts don't change minds: Insights from cognitive science for the improved communication of conservation research. Biological Conservation, 278:109886. (Proposed by Stefano) PDF

15.03.2023 Lucy Novovitch
Plaza et al. 2019. The perfect threat: Pesticides and vultures. Science of the Total Environment 687: 1207-1218 (Proposed by Sergio) PDF

22.03.2023 Gaëtan Marchand
Eskelinen et al. 2022. Light competition drives herbivore and nutrient effects on plant diversity. Nature 611: 301-305 (Proposed by Jean-Yves) PDF

29.03.2023 Ivana Cernenka
Kim et al. 2022. Forest microclimate and composition mediate long-term trends of breeding bird populations. Global Change Biology 28: 6180-6193 (Proposed by Ian) PDF

05.04.2023 Jana Dammer
Suraci et al. 2016. (Proposed by Vero) PDF

12.04.2023 Easter break

19.04.2023 Maude Vernet
Manlick et al. 2020. (Proposed by Jean-Yves) PDF

26.04.2023 Rico Felder
Pollock et al. 2020. (Proposed by Ian) PDF

03.05.2023 Greg Egloff
Sand-Jensen 2007.(Proposed by Romain) PDF

10.05.2023 Lisa Moser
Santangeli et al. 2019. (Proposed by Sergio) PDF