Welcome to the Chair of Ecosystem Management

The Chair of Ecosystem Management was established in October 2005. The group is located within the Institute of Terrestrial Ecosystems, in the Department of Environmental Systems Science.

We do research on ecological processes relating to plant reproduction, and the relevance of these processes to ecosystem management, conservation and agricultural production under conditions of land use change. Our research spans both pure and applied issues from local to global scales. Specific fields include ecosystem services, plant reproductive ecology, conservation genetics, adaptation to climate change, responses to forest fragmentation, and land use management.

Teaching at Bachelor, Master, and PhD levels focuses on ecosystem management, ecology, and conservation, as well as environmental literature and philosophy. Our teaching draws on experience from across the world.The group also runs field courses in Scotland, Serbia, and Switzerland.

The Ecosystem Management group belongs to several networks and competence centres, including the Zurich-Basel Plant Sciences Centre, the ETH World Food Systems Centre, and the ETH Genetic Diversity Centre.

Contact Details

ETH Zürich
Institute for Terrestrial Ecosystems
Professorship Ecosystem Management
Universitaetstrasse 16
Zurich 8092, Switzerland

Phone: +41 44 632 86 30
Fax: +41 44 632 15 75

Recent Publications

Born, R., Bagchi, R., Burslem, D.F.R.P., Nilus, R., Tellenbach, C., Pluess, A.R., and Ghazoul, J. (in press) Differential responses of dipterocarp seedlings to soil moisture and microtopography. Biotropica, in press.

Born, J., Pluess, A.R., Burslem, D.F.R.P., Nilus, R., Maycock, C.R. and Ghazoul, J. (2014) Differing life history characteristics support coexistence of tree soil generalist and specialist species in tropical rainforests. Biotropica, 46, 58-68.

Braaker, S., Ghazoul, J., Obrist, M.K., Moretti, M. (2014) Assessing habitat connectivity for ground-dwelling animals in an urban environment. Ecological Applications, in press.

Braaker, S., Moretti, M., Boesch, R. Ghazoul, J., Obrist, M.K., Bontadina, F. (2014) Habitat connectivity shapes urban arthropod communities: the key role of green roofs.Ecology, 95, 1010-1021.

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