PACE (Plant & Animal Conservation Ecology)

The goal of this lecture series is to provide students with a broad view of conservation research and practice, and to contribute to bridging the gap between the two. We invite people working in biodiversity conservation within different professional frameworks (NGOs, federal and cantonal administration, media), as well as people carrying out conservation research. Each lecturer provides materials which the students have to study beforehand.

Location: In 2023 the presentations take place at the Haller Auditorium, Baltzerstrasse 1

Time schedule: Thursday, 16:15 - 18:00

Autumn semester 2023


21.09.2023 Introduction to the PACE seminars and information on exam

28.09.2023 Tanguy Nicolas, Fauna & Flora International - marine system
The importance of community-based conservation approaches and how can they help implement the new Global Biodiversity Framework (PDF; and link)

05.10.2023 No seminar

12.10.2023 Dr Mialy Razanajatovo, University of Hohenheim
The dark side of pollination: Why we should talk more about nocturnal plant-pollinator interactions (PDF and PDF)

19.10.2023 Dr Katja Rembold, The Botanical Garden of the University of Bern
The diversity of working with scientific plant collections (PDF)

26.10.2023 Lea Reusser, Swiss Academy of Sciences - Forum Landscape, Alps and Parks
Forum Landscape, Alps, Parcs at the Swiss Academy of Sciences: Role, topics and examples of projects (PDF)

02.11.2023 Nico Heer, Hintermann & Weber AG
The Swiss Biodiversity Monitoring (BDM): measuring biodiversity change in Switzerland since 2001 (PDF, see also link and link)

09.11.2023 Dr Tharmalingam Ramesh, Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, India
Tiger conservation and conflicts with society (PDF and PDF)

16.11.2023 Stefanie Höckendorff, Mainau
Human “footprints” in the local landscape around Constance – a) nutrient-poor Molinia-meadows b) agriculture and conservation in “Biodiv Bodanrück” (PDF and link)

23.11.2023 Jean-Marc Landry, IPRA (Institut pour la Promotion et la Recherche sur les Animaux de protection)
Of Wolves and herds - Understanding the behavioural ecology of wolves in pastoral systems is one of the key factors in protecting herds (PDF)

30.11.2023 Dr Mollie Chapman, University of Zurich
How can a Relational Values approach be used to leverage sustainability transformations? (PDF)

07.12.2023 No seminar

14.12.2023 Exam

21.12.2023 No seminar