Master Theses 2019

  • Achermann Nicolas (2019). Differences in survival between artificially reared and wild brown trout (Salmo trutta). (Prof. Dr. Seyfi Arpat Ozgul, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Brenninger Franziska (2019). How to profit from dead males: Investigating how different life history traits can affect the spread of a male-killer in African Monarch butterflies. (Prof. Dr. Hanna Kokko, Dr. Charlotte de Vries, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science; Dr. Simon Martin, University of Edinburgh, School of Biological Sciences; Prof. Dr. Jochen Wolf, Dr. Bart Nieuwenhuis, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Evolutionary Biology)
  • Büttner Caroline Sophie (2019). Effects of environmental factors on space use behaviour and movement patterns of Khutse lions and leopards. (Prof. Dr. Barbara König, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Dharmarajah Alexander (2019). The moderating effect of the Oxytocin receptor gene on Oxytocin release in a cooperation task in wolves and dogs. (Prof. Dr. Marta Manser, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Fernandes Gomes Da Silva Douglas (2019). Impact of Desertification on the Livelihood and Health of the Wayuu People of the La Guajira Department, Colombia. (PD Dr. Marcus Hall, Dr. Isabelle Schluep, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Goerens Ariane (2019). Threatened Artic Vegetation Types: Conservation in the face of climate change. (Prof. Dr. Gabriela Schaepman-Strub, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Kaltenbach Kim (2019). The Role of Predator-Mediated Selection on Isopod Pigmentation. (Prof. Dr. Owen Petchey, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science; Dr. Blake Matthews, Department Fish Ecology and Evolution, EAWAG)
  • Kaya Cengiz (2019). Population Genetics of the Black Soldier Fly, Hermetia illucens. (Dr. Christoph Sandrock, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL); Prof. Dr. Wolf Blanckenhorn, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Keller Chigusa Renate (2019). Acoustic location systems (ASL) as a tool for group density, territory and behavioural analysis of wild white-handed gibbons (Hylobates lar) in a Sumatran lowland rainforest. (Dr. Brigitte Spillmann, Dr. Thomas Geissmann, Prof. Dr. Marta Manser, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Link Tamara (2019). Plant Strategies and Light Interaction – Impact of Future Arctic Conditions on the Leaf Economics and Optical Spectrum. (Dr. Gabriela Schaepman-Strub, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Moor Maurice (2019). The influence of habitat characteristics on abundance and diversity of bird species in a boreal forest. (Dr. Michael Griesser, Prof. Dr. Jordi Bascompte, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Reutimann Oliver (2019). Taxon identification and assessment of admixture levels in European white oaks (Quercus spp.) on the basis of single-nucleotide polymorphisms. (Prof. Dr. Frédéderic Guillaume, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Schmitter Elia (2019). Condition dependent response to summer heat wave in the great pond snail. (Prof. Dr. Wolf Blanckenhorn, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Siegrist Benjamin (2019). Green-up selection be red deer (Cervus elapses) in alpine habitat: testing remotely sensed Sentinel-2 satellite NDVI. (Prof. Dr. Seyfi Arpat Ozgul, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Spescha Manuel (2019). A food-web model of energy transfer through trophic levels and the response of marine productivity to climate change. (Prof. Dr. Jordi Bascompte, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Stevens Nelson (2019). Life history variation and fish induced phenotypic plasticity in the Daphnia longispina species complex. (PD Dr. Piet Spaak, Dr. Stuart Dennis, Department of Aquatic Ecology, EAWAG; Prof. Dr. Hanna Kokko, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Ullmann Aline (2019). Telomere dynamics in wild house mice. (PD Dr. Anna Lindholm, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • van Koppenhagen Nicola (2019). Sublethal Effects of the Parasiticide Ivermectin on Male and Female Reproductive and Behavioral Traits of Scathophaga stercoraria. (Prof. Dr. Wolf U. Blanckenhorn, Dr. Colin E. Hughes, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Widmer Deborah Angela (2019). The effect of structural elements within the littered area on the lying behaviour of group-housed horses. (Prof. Dr. Barbara König, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science; Dr. Iris Bachmann, Eidgenössisches Departement für Wirtschaft, Bildung und Forschung WBF, Agroscope, Avenches)
  • Wüst Dina (2019). Competicion and Coexistence: Investigating the potential drivers of habitat selection in an African carnivore guild. (Dr. Gabriele Cozzi, Prof. Dr. Arpat Ozgul, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Zhao Cheng (2019). Drivers of fungal biogeography in arable and grassland soils at a contental scale. (Prof. Dr. Marcel van der Heijden, Dr. Samiran Banerjee, Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon; Prof. Dr. Jordi Bascompte, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Zimmermann Mariella (2019). Rana arvalis and the divergence in diatary traits - a game of change. (Prof. Dr. Seyfi Arpat Ozgul, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science; Dr. Katja Räsänen, EAWAG)
  • Zuest Zephyr (2019). Nest Site Characteristics and Nest Survival of Three Sympatric Phylloscopus Warblers in the swiss Jura. (Dr. Gilberto Pasinelli, Schweizerische Vogelwarte Sempach; Prof. Dr. Hanna Kokko, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)