Masterarbeiten 2015

  • Behr Dominik (2015). Including human attitude in habitat suitability models for the wolf in Switzerland. (Dr. Gabriele Cozzi, Prof. Dr. Arpat Ozgul, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Brandt Hannelore Gertrud (2015). Dispersal in a Metapopulation of the Yellow-Bellied Toad: Does Conservation Action Work? (Dr. Benedikt Schmidt, Prof. Dr. Seyfi Arpat Ozgul, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Brunner Patrick (2015). Does a mouse have a friend? Individual recognition in the African striped mouse (Rhabdomys pumilio). (PD Dr. Carsten Schradin, CNRS Strasbourg, France; Prof. Dr. Barbara König, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Ebneter Christina (2015). Good mothers, smart offspring? The relationship between egg size, brain size and cognitive abilities in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica). (Prof. Dr. Barbara Tschirren, Joel Luke Pick, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Good Regula (2015). Impact of cover crop and tillage based systems on the abundance of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and their contribution to P-uptake and yield. (MSc ETH Agr. Raphaël Wittwer, AGROSCOPE Reckenholz-Tänikon ART Forschungsanstallt; PD Dr. Pascal Niklaus, Prof. Dr. Marcel van der Heijden, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Greene Suzanne (2015). Wetlands as Climate Mitigation Infrastructure: A Carbon Footprint Assessment of the Wetlands of Kanton Zürich. (Prof. Dr. Owen Petchey, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Gschwend Gabriela Patricia (2015). Beaver as an Ecosystem Engineer that Creates Habitat for Amphibians. (Dr. Benedikt Schmidt,Prof. Dr. Seyfi Arpat Ozgul University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Hagmayer Andres (2015). Selective forces and evolutionary potential of metabolism in a wild population of snow voles. (Chionomys nivalis). (Timothée Bonnet, Dr. Erik Postma, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Hanic Elif (2015). Maculation and Camouflage: A Substrate Choice and Predation Experiment in Japanese quails. (Prof. Dr. Barbara Tschirren, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Hess Katharina Anna (2015). Ökologische Erfolgskontrolle der Flussrevitalisierung an der Wutach. (Dr. Armin Peter, Fischökologie und Evolution, Eawag; Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schmid, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Hutter Pascale (2015). Mate choice and reproductive success in Japanese quail: the role of familiarity and maternal investment. (Prof. Dr. Barbara Tschirren, Joel Luke Pick, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Kühn Barbara Maria (2015). The role of caterpillar abundance and phenology for breeding success, territory choice and population size of the declining wood warbler (Phyllosopus sibilatrix). (PD Dr. Gilberto Pasinelli, Swiss Ornithological Institute, Sempach; Prof. Dr. Lukas Keller, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Küng Jasmin (2015). Identifying and evaluating plate waste reduction potentials at a Swiss university canteen. (Prof. Dr. Lorenz Hilty, Department of Informatics, University of Zurich, Technology and Society Lab, Empa Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology; Dr. Philippe Saner, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Layton-Matthews Kate (2015). Environmental drivers of life-history traits and metapopulation dynamics; a model of the Siberian jay, Perisoreus infaustus. (Prof. Dr. Arpat Ozgul, Dr. Michael Griesser, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Lopez Maria Macias (2015). Impact assessment of cover crops and tillage systems on the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and tomato. (PD Dr. Pascal Niklaus, Prof. Dr. Marcel van der Heijden, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science; MSc ETH Agr. Raphaël Wittwer, Agroscope)
  • Maspoli Lara (2015). Gardeners of a restored area: Tortoises replacing flightless birds as seed dispersers? (Dr. Dennis Hansen, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science; David Burney, National Tropical Botanical Garden, USA; Lida Pigott Burney, Makauwahi Cave Reserve, USA)
  • Münst Philipp (2015). Morphological and physiological changes in larval Rana temporaria under different food quality and quantity treatments. (PD Dr. Josh Van Buskirk, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Nater Chloé Rebecca (2015). Demographic responses of the African striped mouse (Rhabdomys pumilio to exogenous and endogenous enviromental factors. (Prof. Dr. Seyfi Arpat Ozgul, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Pereira Aaron Louis (2015). Trojan Horses: Colonization of ponds built for amphibian conservation by a pathogen, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. (PDr. Benedikt R. Schmidt, Dr. Jasmin D. Winkler, Prof. Dr. Arpat Ozgul, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Rohner Patrick (2015). Multiple independent origins of reversed sexual size dimorphism: The role of sexual selection for male size in the black scavenger fly Sepsis neocynipsea (Diptera: Sepsidae). (Prof. Dr. Wolf Blanckenhorn, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Schärer Mirjam (2015). Long-term effects of wildfire on stream macroinvertebrates. (Colden V. Baxter, Idaho State University, USA; Christopher T. Robinson, EAWAG; Prof. Dr. Owen Petchey, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Scheibler Dominik (2015). Nitrogen Deposition and Forest Clearings in Wood Warbler Habitats in Switzerland. (PD Dr. Gilberto Pasinelli, Swiss Ornithological Institute, Sempach; Prof. Dr. Lukas Keller, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Shaikh Sana (2015). Plastics in Lake Zurich - Types, size and amount of plastics floating on Lake Zurich, Switzerland and at its outflow Limmat. (Prof. Dr. Helmut Brandl, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Simeon Rachel (2015). The effects of nutrient addition and soil warming on Arctic shrubs in Northeastern Siberia. (Dr. Gabriela Schaepman-Strub, Maitane Iturrate Garcia, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Skrelja Melissa (2015). The status quo of biology curricula: Comparing student satisfaction at Albanian and Swiss universities. (Prof. Dr. Helmut Brandl, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Vasiljevic Nina (2015). Human dispersal and its individual- and population-level consequences in pre-modern Canton of Switzerland. (Dr. Erik Postma, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Vuichard Stéphanie (2015). Assessing the success of ponds created for amphibian conservation. (Dr. Benedikt R. Schmidt, Dr. Jasmin D. Winkler, Prof. Dr. Arpat Ozgul, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Walton Rowana (2015). Habitat use and preference of the Aldabra giant tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea) on Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles. Dr. Sarah Greenwood, University of Edinburgh; Dr Gabriela Schaepman-Strub, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science; Dr. Nancy Bunbury, Seychelles Islands Foundation)
  • Weber Tobias (2015). The effect of density on the performance of larval and juvenile toads: implications for ponds constructed for amphibian conservation. (Dr. Benedikt Schmidt, Prof. Dr. Selyfi Arpat Ozgul, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Yamamoto Natasha (2015). Foraging choices of sulcata tortoises: Rewilding and conservation benefits in Hawai`i (Dr. Dennis Hansen, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science; David Burney, National Tropical Botanical Garden, USA; Lida Pigott Burney, Makauwahi Cave Reserve, USA)
  • Zeender Valérian (2015). Effects of temperature, photoperiod and developmental stage on diapause in black scavenger flies (Diptera: Sepsidae). Prof. Dr. Wolf U. Blanckenhorn, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Ziegler Ann­‐Kathrin (2015). Behavioural and physiological consequences of prenatal exposure to testosterone and carotenoids in Japanese quail. (Prof. Dr. Barbara Tschirren, Dr. Mathieu Giraudeau, Joel Luke Pick, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)