Professor 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


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.


The group collaborates with individuals from universities, non-government organisations and other research institutions. Our collaborators reflect the international perspective of our research. Here we provide an introduction to some of our main partners in research.

Dr. Lian Pin Koh

After working for a while as a senior scientist in the Ecosystem Management group, Dr. Lian Pin Koh is now a SNF-funded Assistant Professor of Applied Ecology and Conservation in the ITES institute at ETH.

The work of the Applied Ecology and Conservation group focuses on emerging environmental and socioeconomic challenges facing tropical developing nations including intensifying land-use conflicts, carbon emissions from land-use change and forestry, and threats to natural ecosystems and wildlife.

Professor Koh's group is hosted in the Ecosystem Managment group in terms of office space and other logistical aspects.

Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE)

ATREE is a non-governemental organisation based in Bangalore, India, and is our main partner in the multiple research activities we have in India. Prof. Uma Shaanker has been working closely with Prof. Jaboury Ghazoul since 1995 on several projects and we continue to have fruitful collaboration. ATREE pursues research in the natural and social sciences in India, and is dedicated to outreach and education.

Prof. R. Uma Shaanker (in a contemplative mood)

Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

We have long-standing associations with CIFOR (based in Bogor, Indonesia) through research by Jaboury Ghazoul and, more recently, Lucy Rist and Janice Lee.

University of Aberdeen and Sabah Forestry Department

Jaboury Ghazoul has been working with David Burslem at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, since 1999 on biotic interaction relating to the reproductive ecology of dipterocarp trees at the Sepilok Forest Reserve in Sabah, Malaysia. Drs Robert Ong, Reuben Nilus, Chey Vun Khen and others at the Sabah Forestry Department have contributed much to this research as well as providing a wealth of additional information from their extensive research in this system.


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