Arpat Ozgul

Research Interests

Population ecology, biodemography, life-history evolution, evolutionary demography, metapopulation dynamics, wildlife disease dynamics, quantitative methods for the analysis and management of animal populations.

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Education and Professional Positions

2017 - present Associate Professor of Population Ecology, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2012 - 2017 Assistant Professor of Population Ecology, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2011 - 2012 NERC Advanced Research Fellow, Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, UK
2010 - 2011 Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge / Darwin College, UK
2008 - 2010 Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, UK
2006 - 2008 Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, University of Florida, USA
2006 Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, University of Florida, USA

Selected Publications


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  • García-Navas V., Sattler T., Schmid H., Ozgul A. (2021). High elevation bird communities in the Swiss Alps exhibit reduced fecundity and lifespan independently of phylogenetic effects. Biodivers Conserv 30, 991–1010. DOI: 10.1007/s10531-021-02127-5
  • Paniw M., Childs DZ., Armitage KB., Blumstein DT., Martin JGA., Oli MK., Ozgul A. (2020). Assessing seasonal demographic covariation to understand environmental-change impacts on a hibernating mammal. Ecology Letters, 23(4):588-597. DOI: 10.1111/ele.13459
  • Paniw M., Maag N., Cozzi G., Clutton-Brock T., Ozgul A. (2019). Life history responses of meerkats to seasonal changes in extreme environments. Science, 363(6427):631-635. DOI: 10.1126/science.aau5905
  • Maag N., Cozzi G., Bateman A., Heistermann M., Ganswindt A., Manser M., Clutton-Brock T., Ozgul A. (2019). Cost of dispersal in a social mammal: body mass loss and increased stress. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B: Biological Sciences, 286(1896):20190033. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2019.0033
  • Clements CF., Ozgul A. (2018). Indicators of transitions in biological systems. Ecology Letters, 21(6):905-919. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12948