Discovering nature's wonder
An interview with Jaboury Ghazoul on Mongabay.com
Ecology and Ecosystems Seminar Series
To be announced.
Ghazoul, J. and Sheil, D. 2010. Tropical Rain Forest Ecology, Diversity and Conservation. Oxford University Press.
Ismail, S., J. Ghazoul, G. Ravikanth, R. Uma Shaanker, C. G. Kushalappa and C. J. Kettle (2012). Does long-distance pollen dispersal preclude inbreeding in tropical trees? Fragmentation genetics of Dysoxylum malabaricum in an agro-forest landscape. Molecular Ecology 21(22): 5484-5496.
Garcia-Ulloa, J., Sloan, S., Pacheco, P., Ghazoul, J. & Koh, L.P. (2012). Lowering environmental costs of oil-palm expansion in Colombia. Conserv Lett. 5, 366-375.
Finger, A., Kettle, C.J., Kaiser-Bunbury, C.N. and Ghazoul, J. (2012) Forest fragmentation genetics in a formerly widespread island endemic tree: Vateriopsis seychellarum (Dipterocarpaceae). Molecular Ecology, 21, 2369-2382.
Ghazoul, J. (2012) The challenge of inferring palaeoclimates from extant plant distributions: an example from Dipterocarpus. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 173, 80-81.
Hennig, E.I. and Ghazoul, J. (2012) Pollinating animals in the urban environment. Urban Ecosystems, 15, 149-166.
Humbert, J.-Y., Ghazoul, J., Richner, N., Walter, T. (2012) Uncut grass refuges mitigate the impact of mechanical meadow harvesting on orthopterans. Biological Conservation, in press.
We are motivated by a desire to understand the functioning of ecological processes in human dominated, and mainly forested, landscape mosaics—and its implications for land use and management at multiple spatial scales. Plant reproduction underlies almost all our research, from conservation genetics through to food security. Some of our interests relate to fundamental ecological questions such as “Why are there so many species in the tropics?”, while other interests address current human needs and concerns: How do we maximize crop production while minimizing impacts on environment, biodiversity and human livelihoods?
Our work involves us in fieldwork and laboratory work, and with computer-based landscape modeling. The breadth of our research requires us to work with many institutions and collaborators worldwide. Much of our work is interdisciplinary, and to this end we collaborate with economists and social scientists when necessary.
The geographic breadth of our work is pantropical, although with an Asian focus. We currently have projects in Colombia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Seychelles, and Republic of Congo, as well as in Europe and Switzerland.
The group consists of Masters and PhD students, postdocs, oberassistants and associated staff. We have an international group from Europe, Asia and Latin America reflecting the geographic focus of our work. The working language of the group is English, although Swiss German, German, French, Spanish and Arabic are also spoken. Group members come from a variety of academic disciplines, including plant ecology, entomology, genetics, ecological modeling and social science.
Find out more about the people in this group.
Our Professorship belongs to the Department of Environmental Systems Science, which is located in the CHN building at Universitaetstrasse 16, in the heart of Zurich, and only 10 minutes from the main train station. The nearest tram stop is "Haldenbach" for number 9 and 10 trams.
Institute for Terrestrial Ecosystems
Ankara M. Chen
Ecosystem Management, CHN G73.1
ph.:: +41 (0) 44 63 28630
fax.: +41 (0) 44 63 21575
Tue. 8.30-12.30 &
Wed./Thu./Fr. 8.30-12.30 + 13.30-17.30
Diese Website wird in älteren Versionen von Netscape ohne graphische Elemente dargestellt. Die Funktionalität der Website ist aber trotzdem gewährleistet. Wenn Sie diese Website regelmässig benutzen, empfehlen wir Ihnen, auf Ihrem Computer einen aktuellen Browser zu installieren. Weitere Informationen finden Sie auf
The content in this site is accessible to any browser or Internet device, however, some graphics will display correctly only in the newer versions of Netscape. To get the most out of our site we suggest you upgrade to a newer browser.