Herbivores replace the lawn mower

Herbivores replace the lawn mower

The university presents the grazing project in the Petite Camargue Alsacienne on the main homepage and sends a media release, which is taken up by the national press.
Eurasian Marsh Frog credit Christoph Bühler

Invasion genetics of marsh frogs in Switzerland

The marsh frog is the number one amphibian invader in Western Europe. In Switzerland, marsh frogs were introduced in the 1950–1960s and progressively colonized most of the northern parts of the country. In a new study, we investigated this…
Masterfeier 2017

Master celebration 2017

Congrats on your Master, Simon and Lilla! From left: MSc Simon Hohl, MSc Lilla Lovász, Valentin Amrhein, Tobias Roth.
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Foundations will fund the grazing project on the Rhine island of the nature reserve

Today, the Frey-Clavel Foundation decided to support the grazing project on the Ile du Rhin (Rhine island) of the nature reserve Petite Camargue Alsacienne with a large contribution, covering the costs for the first Konik horses, the…
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Poster prize for Lilla Lovász

Lilla Lovász won the prize for the best poster at the 11th Conference of the European Ornithologists Union in Turku, Finland. Congrats!
https://medium.com/sci-five-university-of-basel/inferential-statistics-is-not-inferential-1c9e0d9a82d8

The earth is flat (p > 0.05)

After years of discussion and more than one decade of teaching applied statistics for biologists, Valentin, Fränzi and Tobias publish a very long paper on «The earth is flat (p > 0.05): significance thresholds and the crisis of unreplicable…
Jeanne Lovioz

Research grant from the Fondation de bienfaisance Jeanne Lovioz

The Fondation de bienfaisance Jeanne Lovioz will fund a doctoral thesis on the restauration of a large conservation area on the Ile du Rhin of the Petite Camargue Alsacienne. Many thanks! (On the picture: the benefactress Jeanne Lovioz)
Fieldcourse Petite Camargue Alsacienne

Ecological research methods in the Petite Camargue

33 students take part in the field course «Ecological research methods in the Petite Camargue». During the annual five-day course, the students hear about practical nature conservation, discuss possible research projects, choose their study…
Valentin Amrhein at Myvatn

Titular professor

Valentin Amrhein has been appointed titular professor of zoology. (Picture taken at Mývatn, Iceland)
Hartmann P. Koechlin

Dr. Hartmann P. Koechlin visits the research station

Dr. Hartmann P. Koechlin (1919–2018), founder and honorary president of the «Swiss Association Pro Petite Camargue Alsacienne», visits the research station and the newly restored area on the Ile du Rhin.