PhD Theses 2017

  • Aguilar Rodriguez Jose (2017). Genotype-Phenotype Maps in Complex Living Systems. (Prof. Dr. Andreas Wagner, Prof. Dr. Martin Ackermann, Prof. Dr. Owen Petchey, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Bachmann Judith Cecilia (2017). Adaptive Divergence across an Elevational Gradient in the Common Frog (Rana temporaria). (PD Dr. Josh Van Buskirk, Prof. Dr. Anssi Laurila, Prof. Dr. Christoph Vorburger, Prof. Dr. Wolf Blanckenhorn, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Busso Juan Pablo (2017). Where to invest? Causes and consequences of trade-offs in the polymorphic black scavenger fly Sepsis Thoracica. (Prof. Dr. Wolf U. Blanckenhorn, Prof. Dr. Barbara König, PD Dr. Josh Van Buskirk, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Collier Katie Elizabeth (2017). Social Mongoose Vocal Communication: Insights into the Emergence of Linguistic Combinatoriality. (Dr. Simon W. Townsend, Prof. Dr. Marta B. Manser, Prof. Dr. Balthasar Bickel, Prof. Dr. Carolus P. van Schaik, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Cornioley Tina (2017). Trait-Mediated Effects of Climate on the Population Dynamics of the Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans). (Prof. Dr. Arpat Ozgul, Prof. Dr. Lukas Keller, Dr. Eric Postma, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Cruickshank Sam S. (2017). Dealing with uncertainty in amphibian and reptile population monitoring for conservation. (Prof. Dr. Arpat Ozgul, Dr. Benedikt R. Schmidt, Prof. Dr. Lukas Keller, R. Holderegger, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Engesser Sabrina (2017). Vocal Combinations in the Southern Pied Babbler (Turdoides bicolor) and the Chestnut-Crowned Babbler (Pomatostomus ruficeps): Implications for the Evolution of Human Language. (Dr. Simon William Townsend, Prof. Dr. Marta Berta Manser, Dr. Amanda Ruth Ridley, Prof. Dr. Carolus van Schaik, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Ferrari Giada (2017). Detection of Pathogens by Metagenomic Analysis in Preserved Historic and Prehistoric Soft Tissue. (Prof. Dr. Kentaro Shimizu, Prof. Dr. Dr. Frank Rühli, Dr. Abigail Bouwman, Prof. Dr. Christian von Meiring, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Gall Gabriella Eva Cristina (2017). Group Coordination and Decision-Making during Foraging in Meerkats (Suricata suicatta). (Prof. Dr. Marta B. Manser, Prof. Dr. Ross Stuart Purves, Dr. Erik Willems, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Giesen Athene (2017). Evolution of reproductive barriers between the two hybridizing sister species Sepsis cynipsea and S. neocynipsea (Diptera: Sepsidae). (Prof. Dr. Wolf U. Blanckenhorn, Prof. Dr. Kentaro Shimizu, Dr. Rie Shimizu-Inatsugi, Dr. Heidi E.L. Tschanz-Lischer, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Hahl Terhi (2017). Testing for Co-Adaptation of Plants and Soil Organisms in a Biodiversity Experiment. (Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schmid, Prof. Dr. Kentaro Shimizu, Prof. Dr. Gerline de Deyn, Dr. Dan Flynn, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Heberlein Marianne T. E. (2017). Dog (Canis familiaris) - Human Communication: Domestication Effects, Showing, Perception Understanding and Deception. (PD Dr. Dennis Turner, Prof. Dr. Marta Manser, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Iturrate Garcia Maitane (2017). Tundra species diversity and plant traits in a changing Arctic. (Prof. Dr. Owen Petchey, Dr. Gabriela Schaepman-Strub, PD Dr. Pascal Niklaus, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schmid, Dr. Ir. Monique M.P.D. Heijmans, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Khelifa Rassim (2017). Spatiotemporal Pattern of Phenology across Geographic Gradients in Insects. (PD Dr. Josh Van Buskirk, Prof. Dr. Wolf U. Blanckenhorn, Prof. Dr. Lukas Keller, Dr. Marc Kéry, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Losapio Gianalberto (2017). Plant interaction networks Spatial dynamics, robustness and scaling up to pollinators. (Dr. Christian Schoeb, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schmid, Prof. Dr. Jordi Bascompte, Prof. Dr. Richard Michalet, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Rezaee Vahdati Reza Ali (2017). Genotype networks: convergent evolution, population size and adaptation. (Prof. Dr. Andreas Wagner, Prof. Dr. Lukas Keller, Prof. Dr. Kentaro K. Shimizu, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Schnyder Elvira Franziska (2017). Biodiversity-ecosystem funtioning relationships in methanotrophic communities. (PD. Dr. Pascal A. Niklaus, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schmid, Dr. Paul Bodelier, Dr. Martin Hartmann, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • van Moorsel Sofia Julia (2017). Community evolution increases ecosystem functioning and stability. (Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schmid, Prof. Dr. Kentaro K. Shimizu, Marcel GA. van der Heijden, M. van Kleunen, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science)
  • Viganó Claudia (2017). Malaria history : investigations of Mediterranean and Swiss archaeological human remains using ancient DNA techniques. (Prof. Dr. Kentaro K. Shimizu, Prof. Dr. Frank J. Rühling, Dr. Abigail S. Bouwman, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science; Prof. Dr. Barbara Tschirren, University of Exeter, UK)