Professor of Ecosystem Management

Naturschutz und Naturschutzbiologie

Ecology and Ecosystems Seminar Series

Next Speaker:

Dr. Lucy Rist (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) will be visiting to give a seminar on adaptive management - title wil be posted shortly.

Thursday 25th September 2014 (further details will be posted soon)


Sustainability Blog

Reforestation: a chance for farmers | 3 June 2014

Future farmers | 19 December 2013

Dark side of coffee | 11 November 2013

In the Media

Die Pflanze unseres Lebens (The plants of our lives) | NZZ am Sonntag | 23 February 2014 | Article on our oil palm work (in German).

Mongabay article on our '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

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. and Moretti, M. (2014) Habitat connectivity shapes urban arthropod communities: the key role of green roofs. Ecology, 95, 1010-1021.

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

Frei, E., Ghazoul, J. and Pluess, A. (2014) Plastic responses to elevated temperature in low and high elevation populations of three grassland species. PLOS One, 9, e98677.

Frei, E., Ghazoul, J., Matter, P., Heggli, M. and Pluess, A. (2014) Plant population differentiation and climate change: responses of grassland species along an elevational gradient. Global Change Biology, 20, 441-455.

Ghazoul, J. (2014) Ecological dynamics in fragmented landscapes. Oxford Bibliographies in Ecology (ed. David Gibson), in press. see here

Ismail, S.A., Ghazoul, J., Ravikanth, G., Kushalappa, C.G., Uma Shaanker, R. and Kettle, C.J. (2014) Forest trees in human modified landscapes: ecological and genetic drivers of recruitment failure in Dysoxylum malabaricum (Meliaceae). PLOS One, 9, e89437.

Kaiser-Bunbury, C., Vazquez, D., Stang, M. and Ghazoul, J. (2014) Using structural equation modelling to investigate the determinants of the structure of plant-pollinator networks. Ecology, in press.

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, 7, 25-33.

Lee, J.S.H., Garcia-Ulloa, J., Ghazoul, J., Obidzinski, K. and Koh, L.P. (2014) Modeling environmental and socioeconomic tradeoffs associated with land sparing and land sharing approaches to oil palm expansion in Sumatra, Indonesia. Journal of Applied Ecology, in press.

Matter, P., Kettle, C.J., Frei, E. Ghazoul, J. and Pluess, A.R. (2014) Geographic distance is more relevant than elevation to patterns of outbreeding in Ranunculus bulbosus. Journal of Ecology, 102, 518–530.

Discovering nature's wonder

An interview with Jaboury Ghazoul on

Not so new book!

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


Forthcoming book

Ghazoul, J. (2015) Forests: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press. Expected May 2015.


Informationen zur Fallstudie 

Lecture Notes
17.2.2014 Das Anthropozän (ppp)
24.2.2014 Gefahren für die Natur (ppp)
3.3.2014 Warum Naturschutz betreiben? (ppp)
10.3.2014 Wie Naturschutz betreiben? (ppp)
17.3.2014 Naturschutz in der Schweiz (ppp)
24.3.2014 Naturschutz und Landwirtschaft (ppp)
31.3.2014 Renaturierung, Revitalisierung, Regeneration (ppp)
7.4.2014 Sozio-ökonomische und politische Hintergründe (ppp)
14.4.2014 Naturschutz in Grossschutzgebieten (ppp)
28.4.2014 Exkursion: Naturschutz in der Praxis (Programm)
5.5.2014 Individuelle Besprechung der Fallstudien
12.5.2014 Gastvorlesungen aus der Praxis (quadra, unibe)
19.5.2014 Biodiversität (ppp)
26.5.2014 Präsentationen der Fallstudien

BAFU 2011: Liste der National Prioritären Arten. Arten mit nationaler Priorität für die Erhaltung und Förderung, Stand 2010. Bundesamt für Umwelt, Bern. Umwelt-Vollzug Nr. 1103: 132 S. pdf

Braunisch V. et al. 2012: Conservation science relevant to action: A research agenda identified and prioritized by practitioners. Biol Cons 153: 201-210. pdf

TNC 2003: The five-S framework for site conservation. A practitioners handbook for site conservation planning and measuring conservation success. Unpublished. pdf


Kareiva P. and M. Marvier 2011: Conservation Science. Balancing the needs of people and nature. Roberts and company publishers, Greenwood Village, USA. 543p.

Küster H. 1999: Geschichte der Landschaft in Mitteleuropa. Von der Eiszeit bis zur Gegenwart. Beck, München, Germany. 424p.

Piechocki R. 2010: Landschaft, Heimat, Wildnis. Schutz der Natur - aber welcher und warum? Beck'sche Reihe, Beck, München, Germany. 266p.

Primack R.B. 2008: A primer of Conservation Biology. Fourth Edition. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland MA, USA. 349p.


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