Yann Rime | Research interests

- Alpine ecology
- Conservation biology
- Bird migration

PhD project

Migration strategies, population dynamics and habitat change in the alpine population of the Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe. Project conducted at the Bird Migration Department, Swiss Ornithological Institute, Sempach.


MSc in ecology and evolution, Division of Conservation Biology, University of Bern. Thesis: «Habitat preferences of wintering and breeding birds in intensively-managed fruit-tree plantations», supervised by Dr. Alain Jacot and Prof. Dr. Raphaël Arlettaz
BSc in biology, University of Neuchâtel


Müller TM, Meier CM, Knaus F, Korner P, Helm B, Amrhein V, Rime Y (2023) Finding food in a changing world: small-scale foraging habitat preferences of an insectivorous passerine in the Alps. Ecology and Evolution 13: e10084. PDF https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.10084

Rime Y, Nussbaumer R, Briedis M, Sander MM, Chamberlain D, Amrhein V, Helm B, Liechti F, Meier CM (2023) Multi-sensor geolocators unveil global and local movements in an Alpine-breeding long-distance migrant. Movement Ecology 11: 19. PDF https://doi.org/10.1186/s40462-023-00381-6

Meier CM, Rime Y, Lisovski S, Buchmann M, Liechti F (2022) Locally adapted migration strategies? Comparing routes and timing of northern wheatears from alpine and lowland European populations. Journal of Avian Biology: e02932. https://doi.org/10.1111/jav.02932

Rime Y, Luisier C, Arlettaz R, Jacot A (2020) Landscape heterogeneity and management practices drive habitat preferences of wintering and breeding birds in intensively-managed fruit-tree plantations. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 295, 106890. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2020.106890


MSc Yann Rime

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

Bird Migration Department
Swiss Ornithological Institute
Seerose 1
6204 Sempach