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Samuel Zschokke
Section of Conservation Biology
University of Basel


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Pictures on title page

Unless noted otherwise - Foto: Samuel Zschokke

From left to right:

  • The Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) is an invasive weed, threatening native plant populations
  • A Small skipper (Thymelicus lineola) taking nectar from a Field Scabious (Knautia arvensis)
  • View at dusk from our institute northwards along the Rhine
  • A common garden cross spider (Araneus diadematus) in its orb-web

From left to right:

  • A Silver-washed Fritillary (Argynnis paphia) pollinating a Small Scabious (Scabiosa columbaria)
  • The Pygmy hippopotamus has been bred successfully in zoological gardens
  • The web allowed this spider to catch the much larger bee
  • Still life with bottles in our molecular biology laboratory

From left to right:

  • The tropical orb-web spider Verrucosa arenata consuming a fly
  • The Indian rhinoceros has been bred successfully in zoological gardens
  • Meadow in the Swiss alps — with intense competition among individuals
  • View of our institute across the Rhine

From left to right:

  • Molecular methods are used to assess the permeability of different types of landscape for the grass snake (Foto: Barbara Meister)
  • The growth of the Mouse-ear Hawkweed (Hieracium pilosella) helps us to understand the growth dynamics of plant societies (Foto: Deborah Vogt)
  • Our fragmentation experiment of calcareous grasslands serves as a model to study the general effects of fragmenation (Foto: Deborah Vogt)
  • The Scarce Swallowtail (Iphiclides podalirius) is one of the most impressive native butterflies