Master Theses 2017

  • Ballmer Daniel (2017). Dogrose Evolution and its Implications for Conservation. How to shed light on the evolutionary history of an allopolyploid species complex using ddRAD-seq and flow cytometry. (Prof. Dr. Kentaro Schimizu, Dr. Eri Yamasaki, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Boivin David V. (2017). Humans and environment: giving time a bit of space. The influence of temporal distance on environmental attitudes through levels of construal. (Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schmid, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science; Dr. Heidi Bruderer Enzler, ETH)
  • Cereghetti Eva (2017). Can supplementary feeding explain the breeding success of the red kite (Milvus milvus) in Switzerland? (Prof. Dr. Lukas Keller, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science; Dr. Martin Grüebler, Swiss Ornithological Institute)
  • Cerutti Julia M.B. (2017). Coral Bleaching on Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles - Winners and Losers (Dr. Gabriela Schaepman-Strub, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science; Dr. Nancy Bunbury, Seychelles Islands Foundation; Prof. Dr. Peter J. Mumby, University of Queensland)
  • Corona Ramírez Andrea (2017). Effect of land use intensity on soil nitrogen cycling processes in vegetable farming systems. (Dr. Samiran Banerjee, Prof. Dr. Marcel van der Haijden, Agroscope)
  • Erzer Nicolas (2017). Unraveling the mechanisms underlying parental age effects on offspring survival in humans. (Dr. Eric Postma, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Fernandez Luis (2017). Reproductive behavior of male house mice (Mus musculus) in the wild. (Prof. Dr. Barbara König, Dr. Anna Lindholm, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Freuler Fabian (2017). Inverse Modeling in Practice - Impact of Body Size on Striped Mouse Demography. (Koen van Benthen, Prof. Dr. Arpat Ozgul, Prof. Dr. Carsten Schradin, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Fuhrer Natascha (2017). The ability of sows to estimate time intervals. (PD Dr. Lorenz Gygax, BVET, Tänikon; Prof. Dr. Barbara König, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Gourgoulianni Natalia (2017). Temperature-dependent melanism and phenoloxidase activity in the dimorphic fly Sepsis thoracica. (Prof. Dr. Wolf Blanckenhorn, Dr. Juan-Pablo Busso, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Häussermann Tom (2017). Forecasting antibiotic resistance using phage host ranges. (Dr. Miguel Fortuna, Prof. Jordi Bascompte, University of Zurich, Faculty of Sciencee)
  • Ingold Kevin (2017). Ash dieback disease severity and the environment – a case study in canton Bern. (Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schmid, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science; Dr. Valentin Queloz, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL)
  • Jäggli Gregory (2017). Being a fit bee in a busy city. (PD Dr. Josh van Buskirk, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science; Dr. Marco Moretti, David Frey, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL)
  • Jourdan Camille V. (2017). The Prisoner’s Dilemma in Mutualistic Networks: A Game Theoretical Simulation Approach. (Prof. Dr. Jordi Bascompte, Dr. Miguel Fortuna, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Kevic Maja (2017). Experimental Floods in Switzerland. (PD Dr. Christopher T. Robinson, Dr. Gabriela Schaepman-Strub, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Lenzi Omar (2017). Distribution of two demographic strategies, buffering and lability, in animal populations. (Prof. Dr. Arpat Ozgul, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Milosavljevic Stefan (2017). TiDeGC: a pipeline for time-dependent gene clustering. (Prof. Dr. Kentaro K. Shimizu, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Nagavci Arxhina (2017). Biogeography of species interactions. (Dr. Miguel Fortuna, Prof. Dr. Jordi Bascompte, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Norton Elizabeth (2017). Nurse shrub facilitation of ecosystem services: How plant diversity in the understory of Retama sphaerocarpa increases pollination. (Dr. Christian Schöb, Dr. Gianalberto Losapio, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schmid, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Perrenoud-Haueter Cristina (2017). Migration patterns of European bee-eaters. (Dr. Silke Bauer, Prof. Dr. Lukas Jenni, Swiss Ornithological Institute, Sempach)
  • Pfändler Silvan A. (2017). Inbreeding Depression and its Effect on the Offspring. (Prof. Dr. Barbara Tschirren, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Pontiggia Alice (2017). Does kinship influence the manifestation of sickness behaviours in house mice? (Prof. Dr. Barbara König, Dr. Patricia Lopes, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Pucora Endre (2017). Resting position in relation to digestive anatomy in 36 species of herbivorous mammals. (Prof. Dr. Marcus Clauss, VetSuisse Faculty; Prof. Dr. Barbara König, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Robin Mathieu (2017). Reconstruction of genetic diversity from ancient DNA prior to recolonization of nearly extinct Alpine ibex (Capra ibex). (Prof. Dr. Lukas Keller, Dr. Christine Grossen, Giada Ferrari, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Rudin Jonas (2017). Macaranga Bancana - The next victim of climate change? (Prof. Dr. Kentaro Schimizu, Dr. Eri Yamasaki, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Schanz Federica Romina (2017). Demographic responses of resurrected Lake Orta rotifers to changing copper pollution and food density. (Stefan Sommer, Prof. Dr. Arpat Ozgul, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Schaufelberger Lara (2017). Vigilance behaviour of chamois: The influence of predation risk. (Prof. Dr. Marta Manser, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science; Dr. Christian Willisch, University of Bern)
  • Soto Araya Mariela (2017). Plant species richness and environmental heterogeneity in Patagonian drylands. (Dr. Gabriela Schaepman-Strub, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science; Dr. Juan José Gaitán, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria, Argentina)
  • Stauber Chantal (2017). Vocal Individuality in two Meerkat Call Types. (Prof. Dr. Marta Manser, Dr. Megan Wyman, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Stünzi Simone (2017). Significant shortwave radiative forcing through boreal forest loss in eastern Siberia. (Dr. Gabriela Schaepman-Strub, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Welti Nora (2017). Spatio-temporal variation in small carcass use in urban and rural areas: The effect of site characteristics and predictability. (Dr. Martin U. Grüebler, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science; Prof. Dr. Lukas Jenni, Swiss Ornithological Institute, Sempach)
  • Wiedmer Andrea (2017). Spatiotemporal dynamics of a riparian plant along three floodplains in the Swiss Alps. (Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schmid, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science; Prof. Dr. Christoph Scheidegger, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL)
  • Wiesendanger Nathalie (2017). Maize root microbiome members: What’s your role? (Dr. Klaus Schlaeppi, Prof. Dr. Marcel van der Haijden, Agroscope)
  • Wietlisbach Xenia (2017). The genetics of giants: How have time and space shaped genetic variation within and among Aldabra giant tortoise populations? (Dr. Eric Postma, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Xu Tianyang (2017). Phenotypic selection among plants under recurring summer drought. (Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schmid, Dr. Cameron Wagg, Dr. Yuxin Chen, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Young Carson Fox (2017). Approach and avoidance strategies of adult female orangutans. (Dr. Maria A. van Noordwijk, Dr. Erik Willems, AIM; Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schmid, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)