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Professorship of Ecosystem Management

Ecology and Ecosystems Seminar Series

Next Speaker:

Prof. Dr. Bettina Engelbrecht (University of Bayreuth) will be visiting to give a seminar titled "Drought in tropical forests: from physiological mechanisms to tree distribution patterns"

Wednesday 28th May 2014, at 11:00 in room CHN G46, ETH Zentrum


News

In the media

Jaboury's second contribution to the ETH blog on sustainability: Blog on future farms

Jaboury's first contribution to the ETH blog on sustainability: Blog on coffee

Mongabay highlights our recent work published in PNAS (see Sayer et al. on our publication page and below) on key 'landscape approach' principles for ecosystem management and wicked problems: Article

Article in ETH Life on our work in India on coffee agroforestry systems: German, English

New Publications

Boreux, V., Kushalappa, G.C., Vaast P. and Ghazoul, J. (2013) Interactive effects among ecosystem services and management practices on crop production: pollination in coffee agroforestry systems. PNAS, 110, 8387-8392. (PDF)

Boreux, V., Krishnan, S., Kushalappa, C.G. and Ghazoul, J. (2013) Bee visitation and coffee fruit set in response to forest cover and coffee agro-forest management practices. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 172, 42-48.

Garibaldi, L., ... Boreux, V., Ghazoul, J., Krishnan, S. et al. (2013) Wild pollinators enhance fruit set of crops regardless of honey-bee abundance. Science, 339, 1608-1611.

Ghazoul, J. (2013) Pollination decline in context. Science, 340, 923-924.

Lee, J.S.H., Abood, S., Ghazoul, J., Barus, B., Obidzinski, K. and Koh, L.P. (2013) Environmental impacts of oil palm state-owned plantations, private enterprises and smallholdings in Indonesia. Conservation Letters, in press, DOI: 10.1111/conl.12039.

Lee, J.S.H., Ghazoul, J., Obidzinski, K. and Koh, L.P. (2013) Oil palm smallholder yields and incomes constrained by harvesting practices and type of smallholder management in Indonesia. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, in press.

Sayer, J., Sunderland, T., Ghazoul, J., et al. (2013) The landscape approach: ten principles to apply at the nexus of agriculture, conservation and other competing land-uses. PNAS, 110, 8349-8356. (PDF)

Discovering nature's wonder

An interview with Jaboury Ghazoul on Mongabay.com

New book!

Ghazoul, J. and Sheil, D. 2010. Tropical Rain Forest Ecology, Diversity and Conservation. Oxford University Press.

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Welcome to the Ecosystem Management group at ETH Zurich

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

Research within the group centres on ecological and evolutionary processes relating to plant reproduction, and the relevance of these processes to ecosystem management, conservation and agricultural production. Our research addresses both pure and applied issues spanning local to global scales. Specific fields include ecosystem services, plant reproductive ecology and conservation, conservation genetics, adaptation to climate change, sustainable forest management, ecological responses to forest fragmentation, and agricultural and biofuel production.

Undergraduate teaching focuses on conservation and tropical rain forest ecology. At postgraduate level (PhD and Masters) several courses address ecology and environmental management of both natural and human-dominated ecosystems. These include Ecosystem Management, Disturbance Ecology, Managing Ecosystems for Resistance and Resilience, and Ecological Assessment and Evaluation. Another Masters course, Readings in Environmental Thinking, concerns environmental philosophy and literature. The group also runs a PhD field course in Scotland on Conservation Management.

The Ecosystem Management group belongs to several networks and competence centres, including the Zurich-Basel Plant Sciences Centre and the ETH World Food Systems Centre, reflecting both our core plant ecological interests as well the relevance of our work to tropical ecology, land use and development.

Contact Details

ETH Z├╝rich
Institute for Terrestrial Ecosystems
Professorship Ecosystem Management
Universitaetstrasse 16
Zurich 8092, Switzerland

Phone: +41 44 632 86 30
Fax: +41 44 632 15 75
email: info.em@usys.ethz.ch


 

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