Publications of the former Section of Conservation Biology


Journal articles

Armbruster GFJ, Schweizer M & Vogt DR (2011) — A database on visible diurnal spring migration of birds (Central Europe: Lake Constance) — Ecology 92: 1865–

Baur B (2011) — Basel Zoo and its native biodiversity between the enclosures: a new strategy of cooperation with academic institutions — International Zoo Yearbook 45: 48–54

Baur B (2011) — Biodiversität widerspiegelt die Qualität der von Menschen beeinflussten Lebensräume — Mitteilungen der Naturforschenden Gesellschaften beider Basel 13: 15–32

Erős T, Schmera D & Schick RS (2011) — Network thinking in riverscape conservation - A graph-based approach — Biological Conservation 144: 184–192

Ferchaud A-L, Lyet A, Cheylan M, Arnal V, Baron J-P, Montgelard C & Ursenbacher S (2011) — High genetic differentiation among French populations of Orsini's viper (Vipera ursinii ursinii) based on mitochondrial and microsatellite data: Implications for conservation management — Journal of Heredity 102: 67–78

Fontana S, Sattler T, Bontadina F & Moretti M (2011) — How to manage the urban green to improve bird diversity and community structure — Landscape and Urban Planning 101: 278–285

Fröberg L, Stoll P, Baur A & Baur B (2011) — Snail herbivory decreases cyanobacterial abundance and lichen diversity along cracks of limestone pavements — Ecosphere 2: art38–

Kery M, Gardner B, Stoeckle T, Weber D & Royle JA (2011) — Use of spatial capture-recapture modeling and DNA data to estimate densities of elusive animals — Conservation Biology 25: 356–364

Kupfernagel S & Baur B (2011) — Partial precopulatory isolation between two geographically distant populations of the land snail Arianta arbustorum (L.) — Journal of Molluscan Studies 77: 87–94

Kupfernagel S & Baur B (2011) — Sperm utilization in subadult and adult simultaneous hermaphrodite snails mating in the wild — Canadian Journal of Zoology 89: 1041–1049

Mebert K, Zwahlen V, Golay P, Durand T & Ursenbacher S (2011) — Ungewöhnlich hoher Farb-Polymorphismus in alpinen Aspisvipern in Frankreich – Zufall oder natürliche Selektion — Elaphe 1/2011: 13–19

Metzger C, Ferchaud A-L, Geiser C & Ursenbacher S (2011) — New polymorphic microsatellite markers of the endangered meadow viper (Vipera ursinii) identified by 454 high-throughput sequencing: when innovation meets conservation — Conservation Genetics Resources 3: 589–592

Minoretti N, Schmera D, Kupfernagel S, Zschokke S, Armbruster GFJ, Beese K, Baur A & Baur B (2011) — Determinants of female and male reproductive success in a simultaneous hermaphrodite land snail — Animal Behaviour 82: 707–715

Müller O & Baur B (2011) — Survival of the invasive clam Corbicula fluminea (Müller) in response to winter water temperature — Malacologia 53: 367–371

Podani J & Schmera D (2011) — A new conceptual and methodological framework for exploring and explaining pattern in presence-absence data — Oikos 120: 1625–1638

Rusterholz H-P, Bertram J & Baur B (2011) — Artenvielfalt und Naturschutzwert des Felsgebietes Fulnau westlich von Seewen SO — Mitteilungen der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft des Kantons Solothurn 41: 99–117

Rusterholz H-P, Verhoustraeten C & Baur B (2011) — Effects of long-term trampling on the above-ground forest vegetation and soil seed bank at the base of limestone cliffs — Environmental Management 48: 1024–1032

Schmera D & Baur B (2011) — Testing a typology system of running waters for conservation planning in Hungary — Hydrobiologia 665: 183–194

Schmera D & Erős T (2011) — The role of sampling effort, taxonomical resolution and abundance weight in multivariate comparison of stream dwelling caddisfly assemblages collected from riffle and pool habitats — Ecological Indicators 11: 230–239

Schmera D & Podani J (2011) — Comments on separating components of beta diversity — Community Ecology 12: 153–160

Schulze J, Stoll P, Widmer A & Erhardt A (2011) — Searching for gene flow from cultivated to wild strawberries in Central Europe — Annals of Botany 107: 669–707

Sieber Y, Holderegger R, Waser NM, Thomas VFD, Braun S, Erhardt A, Reyer H-U & Wirth LR (2011) — Do alpine plants facilitate each other's pollination? Experiments at a small spatial scale — Acta Oecologica 37: 369–374

Silvertown J, Cook L, Cameron R, Dodd M, McConway K, Worthington J, Skelton P, Anton C, Bossdorf O, Baur B, Schilthuizen M, Fontaine B, Sattmann H, Bertorelle G, Correia M, Oliveira C, Pokryszko B, Ozgo M, Stalazas A, Gill E, Rammul U, Solymos P, Feher Z & Juan X (2011) — Citizen science reveals unexpected continental-scale evolutionary change in a model organism — PLoS ONE 6: e18927–

Szentesi A & Schmera D (2011) — Aphid infestation promotes survival of a seed predator: observations and experiments on a tritrophic community module — Arthropod-Plant Interactions 5: 319–330

Waser NM, Jeff O & Erhardt A (2011) — Typology in pollination biology: Lessons from an historical critique — Journal of Pollination Ecology 3: 1–7

Wirth LR, Waser NM, Graf R, Gugerli F, Landergott U, Erhardt A, Linder H-P & Holderegger R (2011) — Effects of floral neighborhood on seed set and degree of outbreeding in a high-alpine cushion plant — Oecologia 167: 427–434

Zschokke S (2011) — Spiral and web asymmetry in the orb webs of Araneus diadematus (Araneae, Araneidae) — Journal of Arachnology 39: 358–362

Zschokke S, Armbruster GFJ, Ursenbacher S & Baur B (2011) — Genetic differences between the two remaining wild populations of the endangered Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) — Biological Conservation 144: 2702–2709


Baur B, Duelli P, di Giulio M, Gonseth Y, Klaus G, Lachat T, Lambelet C, Nentwig W, Pauli D, Pearson S, Peter A, Scheidegger C, Vittoz P, Walter T & Wiedmer E (2011) — Biodiversität in der Schweiz: Wandel, Zustand, Handlungsbedarf — Forum Biodiversität Schweiz, Akademien der Wissenschaften, Bern, 27 pp.

Book chapters

Leuthardt FLG & Ramin S (2011) — Der Buchsbaumzünsler Diaphania perspectalis – Auftreten, Ausbreitung und Bedeutung eines neuen Schädlings an Buchsbaum am Beispiel der Schweiz — In: Jahrbuch der Baumpflege 2011: 255–261

Mazza G, Monney J-C & Ursenbacher S (2011) — Structural habitat partitioning of Natrix tessellata and Natrix maura at lake Geneva, Switzerland — In: Mertensiella Band 18: Die Würfelnatter (Mebert K, ed). DGHT, Reinach: 80–85

Metzger C, Christe P & Ursenbacher S (2011) — Diet variability of two convergent natricine colubrids in an invasive-native interaction — In: Mertensiella Band 18: Die Würfelnatter (Mebert K, ed). DGHT, Reinach: 86–93

Other publication

Baur B (2011) — Gefährdete Lebensgemeinschaften an Felswänden im Nordwestschweizer Jura — Inside 11: 17–21