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Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies

Johann Hegelbach

Research interests

Population dynamics, vocalization, mating system and breeding biology in songbirds, mainly the Eurasian dipper Cinclus cinclus

Research projects

  • Extra-pair offspring in a population of dippers
  • Reliability of transponders: Monitoring breeding activity in the dipper Cinclus cinclus
  • Breeding success and infanticide in a population of dippers


Education and professional positions

1985 - present Senior Research Associate, Lecturer at the University of Zurich and the ETH Zurich, Curator of the Vertebrates' collection of the Zoolocigal Museum, University of Zurich, Switzerland
1984 Ph.D. (Territoriality, breeding biology, mating system and song dialect in a population of corn buntings Miliaria calandra)
1977 Diploma in Biology, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Selected publications

  • Bucher TB., Wandeler P., Hegelbach J., Keller LF. (2009). Development of microsatellite loci in the European Dipper, Cinclus cinclus. Conservation Genetics Resources, 1(1):309-312. DOI: 10.1007/s12686-009-9071-2

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Johann Hegelbach

Johann Hegelbach

Senior research associate

Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies
University of Zurich
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zurich

Office: Y13-J-34
Phone: +41 44 635 4766