Julia Paterno

Julia Paterno joins our group as a new PhD student

Julia works in the beautiful Swiss National Park, studying the effects of anthropogenic noise on mountain woodland songbirds. 

Why do birds sing? Kinder-Uni Basel 2020

Teaching at the university in 2020 took place mainly via Zoom. Likewise, our contribution to the Kinder-Uni, where professors from the University of Basel give lectures to children, was produced in the studio and published on YouTube.
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Relaunch of the Swiss journal «Ornithologischer Beobachter»

The journal «Ornithologischer Beobachter» was founded in 1902 and publishes articles on ornithology as well as on other groups of organisms and on conservation biology. After three years of discussion and of going through many different…
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Clinical Research Day 2020, University of Basel

«Statistical significance is dead – let's embrace uncertainty», an Update Session with Valentin Amrhein, Thomas Fabbro and Deborah Vogt.
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Congrats on your Master theses, Natalie Jeanneret, Jakob Eggenberger, and Freya Pappert!

Even before he finished his master studies, MSc Jakob Eggenberger (photo) was hired as a Ranger at the Greifensee-Foundation. MSc Freya Pappert is now PhD student in Marine Evolutionary Ecology. For the topics of all three Master theses,…
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Poster prize for Lilla Lovász, again

Lilla Lovász won the prize for the best poster at the 12th Conference of the European Ornithologists Union (Cluj-Napoca, Romania). The second poster prize in a row, on the same biennial conference!
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World Conference of Science Journalists, Lausanne

Valentin Amrhein and Christie Aschwanden give a workshop on «Seeking elusive truths: How to judge statistical results as a non-statistician».
«Special Vision 2030 Seminar» at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Bern

«Special Vision 2030 Seminar» at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Bern

Discussion about «Retiring statistical significance: why and how?» with Nicola Low, Christian Althaus, Matthias Egger, Marcel Zwahlen, Orestis Efthimiou et al.
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Exhibition «Singing like the birds» in the nature reserve Neeracherried

In the exhibition «Singen wie die Vögel», visitors use laptops and high-quality headphones to experience birdsong. The exhibition makes extensive use of sonograms and allows to play birdsong with varying temporal resolution to enable the…
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Research of the Month: It’s time to retire statistical significance

Our commentary in Nature has generated the highest Altmetric score of public attention so far. What happened in the aftermath of the 2016 statement on P-values by the American Statistical Association is one of the four things I found…