Altmetric Retire statistical significance

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…
Retire statistical significance

Retire statistical significance

Valentin Amrhein, Sander Greenland, Blake McShane and more than 800 signatories call for an end to hyped claims and the dismissal of possibly crucial effects.
American Statistician

Statistical inference in the 21st century: a world beyond p < 0.05

43 papers and one editorial in a special issue of The American Statistician. The editorial is about Moving to a world beyond "p < 0.05". Our contribution is about Inferential statistics as descriptive statistics: There is no replication…

New paper in PeerJ on effects of decreasing nitrogen deposition in Swiss mountain hay meadows

Nitrogen deposition is a major threat to biodiversity in many habitats. The recent introduction of cleaner technologies in Switzerland has led to a reduction in the emissions of nitrogen oxides, with a consequent decrease in nitrogen…
Franziska Studer

Congrats on your Master theses, Laura Belotti, Tabea Jandt, Patrizia Ugolini, and Franziska Studer!

For the topics of the theses, see the page publications. If we highlight the thesis of MSc Franziska Studer here, it is because her study was published in the journal Ornithologischer Beobachter as one of the first papers that are not about…

Swiss National Science Foundation project finished

Our SNSF-project «Landscape-scale functional diversity of plant, butterfly and bird communities along the Swiss elevation gradient» is finished – the results are documented in seven papers.
Konik horses Petite Camargue Alsacienne

The Konik horses arrived!

The first five Konik horses arrived on the Rhine island of the Petite Camargue Alsacienne.
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.