My research is centred on testing principles and mechanisms structuring biodiversity, species interactions, and ecosystem functioning, from the local to the global scale. Furthermore, I have a strong interest in how global change affects biodiversity and community processes, and what the ecological and evolutionary consequences are. I am a member of the URPP Global Change and Biodiversity of the University of Zürich, and I am based at Agroscope.
My PhD project evaluates the effectiveness of in-field measures for restoring sky lark populations and functional biodiversity. Furthermore, I am testing the underlying mechanisms driving the observed pattern.
I am a conservation ecologist researching the effects of environmental change on biodiversity. In particular, I am interested in developing an experimental and modelling approach that will predict the shrinkage of biodiversity and its impact on key ecosystem functions such as pollination.
Dr. Eliane Meier
My research focuses on small to large scaled spatio-temporal patterns of species and biodiversity. In particularly, using data of a large monitoring program on farmland species and habitats (ALL-EMA), I disentangle how land-use and environmental factors drives farmland biodiversity and biotic interactions.website
I am interested in species community patterns from small to large scales. My research focuses on appropriate indicators to describe biodiversity and its drivers, e. g. environmental and land-use factors, or abiotic and biotic interactions. In particularly, I use data of a Swiss monitoring program on farmland species and habitats (ALL-EMA) to investigate biodiversity in space and time.
Using automated radar systems, I investigate biotic and abiotic factors driving the abundance and dispersal of aerial insects flying hundreds of meters above ground. the Project is supervised by Eva Knop and Dr. Felix Liechti from the Swiss Ornithological Institute.
In my MSc project I investigate the effectiveness of in-field measures designed to increase the breeding success of skylarks. Furthermore, I test, whether drones facilitate the monitoring of the breeding success of skylarks.
Dr. Issaad Ezzine
Issaad aims to disentangle the cryptic species complex within the Cernulla virgata group and to infer its invasion pathway. The work is done in collaboration with Dr. Eike Neubert from the Natural History Museum in Bern and Eva Knop.
In my Master thesis I explore the effects of artificial light at night on the activity of ground beetles and natural pest control.
In my MSc project I investigate the indirect effect of artificial light at night on the pollination of plants during the daytime.
my master’s project, I examine the effects
of artificial light at night on diurnal plant-pollinator interactions.
Angelina Arquint, MSc student, 2020-2021
Levi Fuchs, MSc student, 2020-2021
Dr. Simone Giavi, PhD student 2016-2020
Géraldine Chavey, MSc student 2018–2019
Dr. Dominik Ganser, PhD student 2016–2019
Küchler, MSc student
Barbara Mayr, MSc student 2015–2017
Kyburz, MSc student 2015–2017
Paul-Emile Desaulles, student internship from University of Lausanne
Dr. Miriam Zemanova, PhD student 2012-2016
Raquel Lazaro, MSc student 2014–2016
Leana Zoller, MSc student 2015–2016
Nadia Muhthassim, MSc student 2014–2016
Maurin Hörler, BSc student 2015
Katrin Luder, MSc student 2015–2016
Laurence Etter, BSc student 2016
Coralie Lavaud, student internship 2016, from Institut d’denseignement supérieur et de recherche en alimentation, santé animale, sciences agronomiques et de l’environnement (France)
Sandra Trösch, MSc student 2014–2015
Remo Ryser, MSc student 2014–2015
Christopher Gerpe, MSc student 2014–2015
Kévin Plaetevoet, student internship 2015, from Institut d’denseignement supérieur et de recherche en alimentation, santé animale, sciences agronomiques et de l’environnement (France)
Fabian Hofmann, BSc student 2014
Stefan Ursenbach, BSc student 2014
Dr. Tabea Turrini, PhD student 2011-2014
Andreas Burri, MSc student 2012–2014
Tamara Blattmann, MSc student 2011–2013
Sandro Schläppi, MSc student 2012–2013
Jan Zünd, MSc student 2011–2013
Marlies Niklaus, BSc student 2012
Nicole Rindlisbacher, MSc student 2010–2012
Anna-Maria Bottini, MSc student 2010–2012
Nick Reusser, MSc student 2009–2011
Dr. Izabela Hajdamowicz, scientific visitor 2011, Siedlce University of Sciences and Humanities, Poland
Dr. Marzena Stańska, scientific visitor 2011, Siedlce University of Sciences and Humanities, Poland
Sophie Ryser, BSc student 2010
Niculin Töndurri, BSc student 2009
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