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We are interested both in theoretical and applied questions of Conservation Biogeography. Conservation Biogeography is a new discipline focusing on the application of biogeographical principles, theories, and analyses to problems concerning the conservation of biodiversity.
| GROUP LEADER
PD Dr Gregor KOZLOWSKI
gregor.kozlowski [at] unifr.ch
Personnal Homepage at the Geography Unit
Conservation Biogeography group website: http://www.unifr.ch/geoscience/geographie/biogeography
| RESEARCH ASSISTANTS
camille.christe [at] unifr.ch
sebastien.betrisey [at] unifr.ch
Collaboration: Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), Surrey (UK), Natural History Museum Fribourg (NHMF, Switzerland), University of Bern (Switzerland), Conservatoire et jardins botanique de la ville de GenĂ¨ve (Switzerland), National Research Council, Institute of Plant Genetics, Palermo (Italy), Institute of Botany of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Botanic Garden and Botanic Museum of Berlin Dahlem (Germany), Institute of Dendrology, Kornik (Poland), University of Crete (Greece). (S. BĂ©trisey, C. Christe, Bachelor Thesis of L. Fazan).
Collaboration: University of NeuchĂ˘tel (Switzerland), Natural History Museum Fribourg (NHMF), University of Bordeux (France), Conservatoire Botanique National Sud-Atlantique (France), ONF - Office National des ForĂŞts Sud-Ouest. (Bachelor Thesis of D. Frey, co-supervision of Dr. Ch. Haag, Dept. Biology, Uni FR).
Collaboration: University of Marburg (Germany), Universities of ZĂĽrich and NeuchĂ˘tel (Switzerland), University of TrĂˇs-os-Montes e Alto Douro (Portugal), Countryside Council for Wales (UK).
Historical and recent changes of aquatic plant diversity and their habitats in four chosen cities of Switzerland: Fribourg, Lausanne, ZĂĽrich and Basel (Master Thesis of L. Bondallaz, co-supervision by Prof. O. Graefe, Dept. of Geography, Uni FR).
Search for traits predisposing insular organisms to extinction. Case studies on avian extinctions in Indian and Pacific Oceans. (Master Theses of F. Huber and N. B. Imambocus, co-supervision by PD Dr. S. Bacher, Dept. of Biology, Uni FR).
Two case studies: (1) Mangroves and global change in Bombetoka on Madagascar; (2) Mangroves and zonation in Tamarindo (Costa Rica). Bachelor Thesis of A. Marmy.
Conservation biogeography of the pre-alpine Swiss endemic plant Arenaria bernensis (Caryophyllaceae).
Collaboration: Natural History Museum Fribourg, Ecole d'IngĂ©nieurs de Lullier (GE), Nature Conservation Office of the Canton FR (Bachelor Theses of S. Maendly and M. Berthouzoz, co-supervision by Dr. P. Prunier, HES-SO GenĂ¨ve; Prof. Ch. Lexer, University of Fribourg).