Fischlin Andreas

Modeling of spatial dynamics and analysis of radio-tracking data of ungulates in the Swiss National Park and its surroundings
Modellierung und Auswertung von Bewegungsdaten von Huftieren aus dem Schweizerischen Nationalpark und Umgebung

Project Number: CH-3430
Project Type: Master
Project Duration: 04/01/2007 - 03/31/2008 project completed
Funding Source: other ,
Project Leader: Prof. Andreas Fischlin
Fachgruppenleiter Systemökologie ETH Zürich
Terrestrische Systemökologie
Institut für Integrative Biologie (IBZ)
ETH Zürich
ETH Zentrum, CHN E 35.1
Universitätstrasse 16
8092 Zürich
Phone: +41 (0) 44 633 60 90 ; +41 (0) 44 633 60 85
FAX: +41 (0) 44 633 11 36
e-Mail: andreas.fischlin(at)

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Research Areas:

general biology

Spatial dynamics, Alps, Ungulates, Radio-tracking, modeling, simulation

Since the beginning of the last century, when red deer was locally extinct from the region of the Swiss National Park, its population has monotonously grown to remarkable high densities (Haller & Fischlin, 2002). However, the reasons for this population growth are poorly understood, yet this is a general pattern throughout Europe and North America. Ungulates can be radio-tracked and the obtained data enable us to model the behavior of individual animals in space and time. We expect from these insights into the spatial dynamics of ungulates to better understand the causes of the population growth of ungulate species such as red deer.

Cited References:
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    Haller, H. & Fischlin, A., 2002. Bestandesentwicklung im Bereich des Schweizerischen Nationalparks. In: Der Rothirsch im Schweizerischen Nationalpark und dessen Umgebung. Eine alpine Population Population von Cervus elaphus zeitlich und räumlich dokumentiert. Nat.park-Forsch. Schweiz: Zernez, Switzerland. p. 51-70. Ha129

    Leading questions:
    What is the relevance of spatial dynamics of ungulates on the population density in the Swiss National Park?

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