Oil Palm Adaptive Landscapes, a 6-yr research program spanning Indonesia, Cameroon and Colombia, is funded by SNF/SDC. Interdisciplinary & participatory, biodiversity & ecosystem services, livelihoods, policy, and development - we have it all! Starting in 2015, and recruiting soon.
Forests: A Very Short Introduction
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The Future of Milk | 2 Sept 2014
Reforestation: a chance for farmers | 3 June 2014
Future farmers | 19 December 2013
Dark side of coffee | 11 November 2013
Die Pflanze unseres Lebens (The plants of our lives) | NZZ am Sonntag | 23 February 2014 | Article on our oil palm work (in German).
Born, J. et al. (2015) Differential responses of seedlings to microtopography. Biotropica, in press.
Born, J. et al. (2014) Differing life history characteristics support coexistence ... . Biotropica, 46, 58-68.
Braaker, S., et al. (2014) Habitat connectivity shapes urban arthropod communities... Ecology, 95, 1010-1021.
Finger, A. et al. (2014) Genetic connectivity of a moth pollinated tree in a fragmented habitat ... PLOS One. see here
Frei, E., et al. (2014) Plant population differentiation and climate change... Global Change Biology, 20, 441-455.
Ghazoul, J. (2014) Ecological dynamics in fragmented landscapes. Oxford Bibliographies in Ecology see here
Ismail, S.A., et al. (2014) Forest trees in human modified landscapes... PLOS One, 9, e89437.
Kaiser-Bunbury, C., et al. (2014) ... the structure of plant-pollinator networks. Ecology, in press.
Ecology and Ecosystems Seminar Series
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, Switzerland and Borneo.
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.
Institute for Terrestrial Ecosystems
Professorship Ecosystem Management
Zurich 8092, Switzerland
Phone: +41 44 632 86 30
Fax: +41 44 632 15 75
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