Tobias Roth | Research interests

My research is centered on using data from large-scale field surveys such as the Biodiversity Monitoring Switzerland, to better understand how biodiversity responds to nitrogen deposition, land-use, or climate-change. I focus on the human-dominated landscapes in Switzerland and aim to provide information that can be used in biodiversity conservation.

Education and professional experience

2019–
ongoing
Research associate at the Department of Environmental Sciences, Zoology
2006–
ongoing
Co-owner and researcher at Hintermann & Weber AG, Reinach
2013–
2018
Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Environmental Sciences, Zoology
2007–
2012
PhD Student at the Department of Environmental Sciences, Zoology
2005–
2007
Post-diploma studies in statistics at the ETH Zurich
1998–
2004
Student in zoology, University of Basel, Switzerland and University of Bergen, Norway

Recent key publications

Roth T, Kohli L, Rihm B, Meier R, Amrhein V (2021) Nitrogen deposition is negatively related to species richness and abundance of threatened species in Swiss butterflies. bioRxiv preprint. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.07.10.195354

Roth T, Kohli L, Bühler C, Rihm B, Meuli RG, Meier R, Amrhein V (2019) Species turnover reveals hidden effects of decreasing nitrogen deposition in mountain hay meadows. PeerJ 7: e6347. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.6347

Roth T, Allan E, Pearman PB, Amrhein V (2018) Functional ecology and imperfect detection of species. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 9: 917-928. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12950

Amrhein V, Korner-Nievergelt F, Roth T (2017) The earth is flat (p>0.05): Significance thresholds and the crisis of unreplicable research. PeerJ 5: e3544. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3544

Roth T, Bader E, Frara P, Heer L, Flück H, Lüthi T, Schlup B, Schwaller T (2017) Timing and body condition of dichromatic Black Redstarts during autumn migration. Ecology and Evolution 7: 3567-3573. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.2911

Roth T, Kohli L, Rihm B, Meier R, Achermann B (2017) Using change-point models to estimate empirical critical loads for nitrogen in mountain ecosystems. Environmental Pollution 220: 1480-1487. PDF https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2016.10.083

Roth T, Bühler C, Amrhein V (2016) Estimating effects of species interactions on populations of endangered species. American Naturalist 187: 457-467. PDF https://doi.org/10.1086/685095

Roth T, Kohli L, Rihm B, Amrhein V, Achermann B (2015) Nitrogen deposition and multi-dimensional plant diversity at the landscape scale. Royal Society Open Science 2: 150017. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.150017

Korner-Nievergelt F, Von Felten S, Roth T, Almasi B, Guélat J, Korner-Nievergelt P (2015) Bayesian Data Analysis in Ecology Using Linear Models with R, BUGS, and Stan. Elsevier.

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Dr. Tobias Roth

Department of Environmental Sciences, Zoology
University of Basel
Vesalgasse 1
4051 Basel
Switzerland

Hintermann & Weber AG
Austrasse 2a
4153 Reinach
Switzerland