Our general research focus is on investigating and predicting the ecological consequences of human-induced changes of biodiversity, species interactions, and ecosytem functioning. In particular, we are interested in the global change drivers landuse change (agricultural intensification, urbanization), biological invasions, and artificial light at night.

Characteristic to our research is that we combine field approaches with controlled garden and mesocosm experiments, considering different spatial and temporal scales, and involving a variety of ecosystems and organisms, including plants, various groups of invertebrates, and birds.

The group is affiliated with the URPP Global Change and Biodiversity of the University of Zürich and is part of the Division Agroecology and Environment at Agroscope.