Professor of Ecosystem Management

Ecology and Ecosystems Seminar Series

Next Speaker:

Dr Manuel R. Guariguata (CIFOR) will be visiting to give a seminar ‘Multiple-use forest management in Madre de Dios, Peru: Assessing the sustainability of Brazil nut production and timber in an integrated system’

Friday 11th April 2014, at 16:00 in room CHN G22, ETH Zentrum


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

New book!

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


Molecular Laboratory Technician

Job specification Lab management, including ordering supplies, taking care of lab equipment and general day to day running of a genetics lab.
Lab security, training of new students on laboratory techniques and laboratory
Procedures Routine laboratory related functions including DNA extraction and PCR based methods particularly high-throughput genotyping with microsatallites, RFLP's and AFLP's
Job requirements The successful candidate will have an apprenticeship in Biologielaborant/-in and preferably 1-2 years experience working in a laboratory. Knowledge of molecular-genetic research techniques and experience in acquiring and storing laboratory consumables, materials, and equipment in a molecular lab. Experience with scientific equipment used in a molecular laboratory and preferably knowledge of microsatallite marker development and DNA sequencing.
Remarks You will be extremely methodical and with excellent organizational skills. Confident working alone and within a small team based within the lab of the Professorship of Ecosystem Management ETH Zentrum. We are a young and dynamic group of scientists working in both Swiss and tropical ecosystems. For more information:
Language German and English would be advantageous.
Terms of employment Two year employment at 80% with the possibility of renewal.
Start date 1st of January or by negotiation.
Application Please send a letter of application with CV and name of two referees to Dr Andrea Pluess preferably by email (andrea.pluess (at) by the 5th October 2007. ETH Zurich, Ecosystem Management Group, Institute for Terrestrial Ecosystems CHN G 73.2 Universitaetsstrasse 16, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland.

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