Ecology and Ecosystems Seminar Series
Dr. Eric Allan (University of Bern) will be visiting to give a seminar ‘Effects of land-use intensity on biodiversity and ecosystem multifunctionality’
Monday 10th February 2014, at 11:00am 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
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 Mongabay.com
Ghazoul, J. and Sheil, D. 2010. Tropical Rain Forest Ecology, Diversity and Conservation. Oxford University Press.
In the Ecosystem Management group we are interested in ecological processes relevant to plant reproduction and conservation, particularly in the context of land use change in forested landscape mosaics. Our research encompasses plant-pollinator and plant-mycorrhizal interactions, conservation genetics and habitat fragmentation, management of ecosystem services in forest and agroforest systems, and plant responses to climate change. We are also interested in exploring the economic, social and policy implications of our ecological research.
Our research has a tropical emphasis, with most projects being conducted in tropical rain forest regions of India, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Seychelles, with a few other projects in central Africa and Latin America. We are particularly interested in the ecology of the Dipterocarpaceae, the dominant canopy trees of many Asian rain forests.
Our tropical research activities can be summarised as follows:
Other work on plant responses to climate change, diversity and ecosystem function, and urban ecology is underway in Switzerland and Germany.
We use a variety of tools and approaches, including ecological field studies, field experiments, greenhouse and common garden studies, as well as lab-based ecological and genetic work.
Much of our basic ecological research is used as a foundation for applied research that addresses the environmental constraints and opportunities that people face in managing natural resources. The broad conceptual framework within which we work is that sound ecological understanding facilitates effective environmental management.
The three main areas of research within the group are:
Plant ecology and conservation
Land use and ecosystem services
Ecological and genetic responses to climate change
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