Master Theses 2014

  • Abegg Daniela (2014). Home is where you take it: The effect of translocation on movement and thermoregulation of leopard tortoises in the Kalahari Desert, South Africa. (Dr. Dennis Hansen, Prof. Dr. Marta Manser, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Alves de Souza Agnes (2014). Good cow bad cow: Livestock as surrogate Pleistocene seed dispersal agents in the Brazilian Pantanal. (Dr. Dennis Hansen, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Bachmann Roger (2014). Effects of grazing intensity and water column nutrient enrichment on growth and abundance of the invasive seaweed Caulerpa racemosa. (Prof. Dr. Owen Petchey, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science; Dr. Fabio Bulleri, University of Pisa)
  • Baxter Richard P. H. (2014). Movement and activity drivers of an ecosystem engineer: Aldabrachelys gigantea on Aldabra Atoll. (Dr. Dennis Hansen, Dr. Gabriela Schaepman-Strub, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Beck Rahel (2014). Activity budget and social interactions in six captive Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) at Zoo Zurich. (Prof. Dr. Barbara König, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Bochsler Melanie (2014). Impact of a cat show on cat behavior and physiology. (Dr. Eva Waiblinger, STS, Zürich; Prof. Dr. Barbara König, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Dermond Philip (2014). Phenotypic and ecological diversification in relation with habitat stability. (Prof. Dr. Owen Petchey, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science; Jakob Brodersen, EAWAG Kastanienbaum)
  • Erni Cassola Gabriel (2014). Proximate causes for elevated mortality of the gorgonian Phyllogorgia dilatata in a Brazilian marginal reef. (Dr. Dennis Hansen, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science; Dr. Carlos Eduardo Leite, Federal University Fluminense, Brazil)
  • Greene Suzanne E. (2014). 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)
  • Heeb Eva Linda (2014). Early social environment and later cooperative behaviour in house mice (Mus musculus domesticus). (Prof. Dr. Barbara König, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Hodel Sandro (2014). Einfluss einer Menüumstellung mit begleitender Kommunikation auf das Konsumverhalten der Gäste in den Mensen der ETH Zürich. (Dr. Vivianne Visschers, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schmid, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Humble Jolanda (2014). Secondary brood sex ratio in little owls (Athene noctua): patterns and determinants. (Dr. Martin Grüebler, Dr. Beat Naef-Daenzer, Swiss Ornithological Institute, Sempach; Prof. Dr. Lukas Keller, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Knoth Rebecca (2014). Reaktion der Schweizer Landwirte auf die Agrarpolitik 2014-2017, (Dr. Xenia Junge, Eidg. Forschungsanstalt für Wald, Schnee und Landschaft WSL; Dr. Andreas Bosshard, Vision Landschaft; Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schmid, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Lauper Mirco (2014). Impacts of human hunting on the habitat of roe deer (Capreolus Capreolus) in the Bernese alps where lynx (Lynx Lynx) are present. (Benedikt Gehr, Prof. Dr. Lukas Keller, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Manning Juliet (2014). Class II MHC alleles in wild house mice (Mus musculus domesticus). (Dr. Anna Lindholm, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Maspoli Lara (2014). 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)
  • Melidis Damianos (2014). Reference-guided genome assembly for non-model plant species. (Prof. Dr. Kentaro Shimizu, Dr. Masaomi Hatakeyama, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Nabholz-Rushton Carolyn (2014). The Migration of Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla; Spatio-temporal patterns and possible geolocator effects. PD Dr. Michael Schaub , Swiss Ornithological Institute Sempach, Switzerland, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Switzerland; Dr. Steffen Hahn, Swiss Ornithological Institute Sempach, Switzerland; Prof. Dr. Lukas Keller, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Nguyen Phuoc Cam Lien (2014). Soil-plant interactions of genotypes from monoculture field versus genotypes from mixture field. (Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schmid, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Peng Siyi (2014). Effects of Plant Diversity on Leaf Area Index in Subtropical Forest in China. (PD Dr. Pascal Niklaus, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schmid, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Scherler Patrick (2014). Predicting habitat suitable for little owls in Switzerland on different spatial scales. (Dr. Martin Grüebler, Dr. Beat Naef-Daenzer, Swiss Ornithological Institute Sempach, Switzerland; Prof. Dr. Lukas Keller, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Schmid Peter (2014). Temperature effects on evolutionary rates of Escherichia coli with a growth advantage in stationary phase (GASP) phenotype. (Prof. Dr. Owen Petchey, Prof. Dr. Andreas Wagner, Sinisa Bratulic, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Steiger Nicole (2014). Assessing roe deer behaviours using a tri-axial accelerometer. (Benedikt Gehr, Prof. Dr. Lukas Keller, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Stettin Anja (2014). Male ultrasonic vocalisations in wild house mice (Mus musculus domesticus). (Prof. Dr. Barbara König, Dr. Kerstin Musolf, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Valtat Annabelle (2014). Nonstructural carbohydrate use and allocation during drought in tropical seedlings. (Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schmid, Dr. Michael J. O’Brien, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Wrobleski Charlotte (2014). Does kinship influence learning efficiency of a foraging task? Field experiments in a social bird, the Siberian Jay. (Dr. Michael Griesser, Prof. Dr. Marta Manser, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Yamamoto Natasha (2014). 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)
  • Zarotsang Yeshe (2014). The natural and socio-economic drivers of food security in eastern Nepal. (Prof. Dr. Klaus Seeland, ETH Zurich; PD Dr. Pascal Niklaus, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)