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Kurt Bollmann
teamleader
Organisational unit Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
Conservation Biology
Address Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf

Room Bi MG D 43
Contact Phone: +41 44 739 2411
Fax: +41 44 7392 215
Web / E-Mail http://www.wsl.ch/info/mitarbeitende/bollmann

Research interests

I investigate the effects of habitat structure, composition and configuration on the distribution and the abundance of rare bird and mammal species. Since habitat quality is strongly affected by land use and climate change, the main objective of my research is to contribute evidence for practical guidance in biodiversity conservation and wildlife management. I apply and combine different methods for data collection and analysis, such as field sampling, remote-sensing techniques, modeling approaches and genetic analysis. The focus of my studies is on

(1) abiotic and biotic predictors of forest species richness,
(2) the effects of climate and land-use change on mountain species,
(3) ecological concepts of nature and biodiversity conservation.

Current position

2006- Group leader "Conservation biology" at the Research unit Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

Previous position

2000−2006 Module leader and Postdoc within WSL program Forest-Wildlife-Landscape at the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
1995−2000 Scientific collaborator and deputy director of SVS/BirdLife Switzerland
1990−1995 PhD „The mating system of the alpine water pipit in a variable environment: ecological, demographic and fitness aspects“ at the Zoological Institute, University of Zürich (Prof. H.-U. Reyer; Prof. N. Davies, Univ. of Cambridge)
1988−1990 Scientific assistant of the Research commission of the Swiss National Park
1989 Diploma thesis „Bestand, Populationsstruktur, Standortwahl und Aktivitätsmuster der Bezoar­ziege (Capra aegagrus blythi) im Kirthar Nationalpark, Sind, Pakistan“ at the Zoological Institute, University of Zürich

Professional affiliations

  • Expert panel "Integrate", EFI (2013–)
  • Expert panel "Biodiversity conservation in Swiss forests", BAFU (2013–2015)
  • Expert panel "Forest nature conservation", Baden-Württemberg (2011–2012)
  • Swiss Society of Wildlife Biology (Chairman 2001–2008, board member 1989–2000)
  • Foundation board of the Swiss Ornithological Institute (2004–2008)
  • Member of the IUCN/SSC group: Grouse (since 2002)
  • Member of the IUCN/SSC group: Caprinae (1990–2000)
  • Member of the Federal Panel for Ecological Compensation (1998–2001)

Scientific board

  • Scientific commission of the Swiss Ornithological Institute (since 2004)

Editorial board

  • European Journal of Wildlife Research (Subject Editor 2004–2011)

Reviews (Journals)

Acta Oecologica; Annales Zoologici Fennici; Avian Biology; Biodiversity and Conservation; Biological Conservation; Bird Studies; Conservation Biology; Der Ornithologische Beobachter; Ecography; Ecological Bulletin; Ecological Modelling; European Journal of Wildlife Research; Forest Ecology and Management; Forest Ecology, Landscape Research and Nature Conservation; Ibis; Journal of Applied Ecology; Landscape Ecology; Oikos; PlosOne; Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen; Wildlife Biology.

Keywords

Conservation biology, Forest biodiversity, Species-habitat relationships, Wildlife ecology and management

 

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