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.
Frédéric Joly and Lilla Lovász at Le Villaret

Meeting at Le Villaret: Konik or Przewalski's horses for the Petite Camargue Alsacienne?

At Le Villaret in Lozère, Frédéric Joly discusses with Lilla Lovász whether Przewalski's horses or Konik horses could be a better option for the Petite Camargue Alsacienne.
Trésors de la Petite Camargue Alsacienne

New book by Prof. Heinz Durrer

Heinz Durrer, professor emeritus of biology and first director of the Research Station Petite Camargue Alsacienne, has published a new book together with Lukas Landmann, professor emeritus of anatomy: Kostbarkeiten der / Trésors de la…
Valentin Amrhein and Patrick Grillas at the Tour du Valat

La Tour du Valat

Visit at the Tour du Valat, where Valentin Amrhein (left, together with Patrick Grillas, directeur du programme Tour du Valat) gave a seminar talk. It was great to discuss with our colleagues and to make plans for the future! One of the…
Yellow-bellied Toad

New paper in The American Naturalist

Tobias Roth's «Estimating effects of species interactions on populations of endangered species» has appeared in The American Naturalist. Using a new statistical model, Tobias was able to show that local species such as the Yellow-bellied…
Nightingale with Geolocator (credit Philipp Sprau)

Longer wings for faster springs

A new paper in Ecology and Evolution on data from our Nightingale migration study shows that wing length was associated with the phenology at breeding destinations, namely the speed of local spring green‐up. In 2009, we had attached…
Luc Hoffmann

Dr. Luc Hoffmann creates the position of a lecturer in ornithology and conservation biology

On 5 November 2015, we were informed that Dr. Luc Hoffmann would create the position of a lecturer in ornithology and conservation biology at the zoological institute of the University of Basel – the institute where Luc Hoffmann had studied…