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

Fall semester 2021


22.09.2021 Introduction to the Journal club and distribution of papers

29.09.2021 No Journal club

06.10.2021 No Journal club

13.10.2021 No Journal club

20.10.2021 No Journal club

27.10.2021 Maria Villalpando
Jackson and Sax. 2010. Balancing biodiversity in a changing environment: extinction debt, immigration credit and species turnover. Trends in ecology & evolution, 25:153-160. (Proposed by Romain) PDF

03.11.2021 Célestin Luisier
Freitag et al. 2021. Restoration of plant diversity in permanent grassland by seeding: assessing the limiting factors along land‐use gradients. Journal of Applied Ecology, 58:1681-1692. (Proposed by Daniel) PDF

10.11.2021 Damian Roth
Game et al. 2013. Six common mistakes in conservation priority setting. Conservation Biology, 27:480-485. (Proposed by Stefano) PDF

17.11.2021 Maude Vernet
Roth et al. 2021. Negative effects of nitrogen deposition on Swiss butterflies. Conservation Biology, 1-11. (Proposed by Jean-Yves) PDF

24.11.2021 Laurent Schenker
Hernández and Zaldívar 2016. Ecology of stoats Mustela erminea in a valley of the Cantabrian Mountains, northwestern Spain. Vertebrate Zoology, 66:225-238. (Proposed by Jean-Yves) PDF

01.12.2021 Gilles Hauser
Hagge et al. 2021. What does a threatened saproxylic beetle look like? Modelling extinction risk using a new morphological trait database. Journal of Animal Ecology, 90:1934-1947. (Proposed by Romain) PDF

08.12.2021 Lucy Novovitch
Bowler et al. 2019. Long‐term declines of European insectivorous bird populations and potential causes. Conservation Biology, 33:1120-1130. (Proposed by Jean-Yves) PDF

15.12.2021 Shaquille Matthys
Fielding et al. 2021. Non-territorial GPS-tagged golden eagles Aquila chrysaetos at two Scottish wind farms: Avoidance influenced by preferred habitat distribution, wind speed and blade motion status. PloS one, 16:e0254159. (Proposed by Sergio) PDF

22.12.2021 No Journal club