Plant-animal interactions and ecosystem function

The ecology of plant reproductive processes underlies the composition and dynamics of ecosystems and is essential for the viability of human food production systems. Yet rapid and widespread environmental changes disrupt processes such as pollination, seed dispersal and seedling establishment and growth.

Our group explores changes in plant reproductive processes at scales ranging from genes to landscapes, and evaluates the implications of such changes for natural and human-dominated ecosystems. Impacts of habitat fragmentation on pollination, gene flow and population viability is a research theme that transcends both human-dominated and natural systems through its relevance to plant conservation and crop productivity, while alpine plant reproductive responses to climate change is a theme that has particular resonance in Switzerland. Our research encompasses both temperate and tropical regions, and our research also addresses the environmental constraints and opportunities that people face in managing their resources and livelihoods in the tropics.

Recent Publications

  • Perceptions from non-governmental actors on forest and landscape restoration, challenges and strategies for successful implementation across Asia, Africa and Latin America
    Schweizer, Daniella; van Kuijk, Marijke; Ghazoul, Jaboury
    Journal Of Environmental Management 10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.112251 Published: MAY 15 2021
  • The Agrarian, Structural and Cultural Constraints of Smallholders' Readiness for Sustainability Standards Implementation: The Case of Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil in East Kalimantan
    Dharmawan, Arya Hadi; Mardiyaningsih, Dyah Ita; Rahmadian, Faris; Yulian, Bayu Eka; Komarudin, Heru; et al.
    Sustainability  10.3390/su13052611 Published: MAR 2021
  • Living with floating vegetation invasions
    Kleinschroth, Fritz; Winton, R. Scott; Calamita, Elisa; Niggemann, Fabian; Botter, Martina; et al.
    Ambio 10.1007/s13280-020-01360-6 JAN 2021
  • Integrating agroecological production in a robust post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
    Wanger, Thomas C.; DeClerck, Fabrice; Garibaldi, Lucas A.; Ghazoul, Jaboury; Kleijn, David; et al.
    Nature Ecology & Evolution 10.1038/s41559-020-1262-y  SEP 2020
  • Freeing land from biofuel production through microalgal cultivation in the Neotropical region
    Correa, Diego F.; Beyer, Hawthorne L.; Possingham, Hugh P.; Garcia-Ulloa, John; Ghazoul, Jaboury; et al.
    Environmental Research Letters  DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab8d7f  SEP 2020
  • Dynamics of Rural Economy: A Socio-Economic Understanding of Oil Palm Expansion and Landscape Changes in East Kalimantan, Indonesia
    Dharmawan, Arya Hadi; Mardiyaningsih, Dyah Ita; Komarudin, Heru; Ghazoul, Jaboury; Pacheco, Pablo; et al.
    Land  DOI: 10.3390/land9070213  JUL 2020
  • Living with floating vegetation invasions
    Kleinschroth, Fritz; Winton, R. Scott; Calamita, Elisa; Niggemann, Fabian; Botter, Martina; et al.
    Ambio  DOI: 10.1007/s13280-020-01360-6  JUL 2020
  • Integrating agroecological production in a robust post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
    Wanger, Thomas C.; DeClerck, Fabrice; Garibaldi, Lucas A.; Ghazoul, Jaboury; Kleijn, David; et al.
    Nature Ecology & Evolution  DOI: 10.1038/s41559-020-1262-y   SEP 2020
  • Coffee, Farmers, and Trees-Shifting Rights Accelerates Changing Landscapes
    Garcia, Claude A.; Vende, Jeremy; Konerira, Nanaya; Kalla, Jenu; Nay, Michelle; et al.
    Forests  DOI: 10.3390/f11040480 Published: APR 2020
  • Exploring the role of genetic diversity and relatedness in tree seedling growth and mortality: A multispecies study in a Bornean rainforest
    de Morais, Claire Tito; Kettle, Chris J.; Philipson, Christopher D.; Maycock, Colin R.; Burslem, David F. R. P.; et al.
    Journal Of Ecology  DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.13331, FEB 2020
  • Narratives Across Scales on Barriers and Strategies for Upscaling Forest Restoration: A Brazilian Case Study
    Schweizer, D; van Kuijk, M; Meli, P; Bernardini, L; Ghazoul, J
    FORESTS, 10 (7):10.3390/f10070530 JUL 2019
Ghazoul Jaboury

Prof. Dr. Jaboury Ghazoul
ETH Zurich
Institute of Terrestrial Ecosystems
8092 Zurich

Tel: +41 (0)44 632 86 30

Research topics

  • Plant conservation biology
  • Gene flow and plant genetic diversity
  • Plant-pollinator interactions
  • Plant-mycorrhiza interactions
  • Ecological processes underlying crop productivity

 

Interdisciplinary

  • Ecosystem services
  • Conservation biology 
  • Human livelihoods
  • Management of landscape mosaics