Diavolezza, Switzerland

Picture by Nina & Anouk

Ingestion of microplastic by whales

Burkhardt-Holm, P. & A. N'Guyen, 2019. Ingestion of microplastics by fish and other prey organisms of cetaceans, exemplified for two large baleen whale species. Marine Pollution Bulletin. doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.04.068


Management of invasive fish

Hirsch, P.E., N’Guyen, A., Burkhardt-Holm, P., 2021. Hobbyists acting simultaneously as anglers and aquarists: Novel pathways for non‐native fish and impacts on native fish. Aquatic Conservation. doi: 10.1002/aqc.3557

Hirsch, P.E., N’Guyen, A., Muller, R., Adrian-Kalchhauser, I., Burkhardt-Holm, P. 2018. Colonizing islands of water on dry land – on the passive dispersal of fish eggs. Fish and Fisheries. doi: 10.1111/faf.12270 , covered in Uni Basel News


N’Guyen A., Hirsch P.E., Bozzuto C., Adrian-Kalchhauser I., Hôrková K., Burkhardt-Holm P. 2017. A dynamical model for invasive round goby populations reveals efficient and effective management options. Journal of Applied Ecology. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12934 ; covered in Journal of Applied Ecology Blog 


Adrian-Kalchhauser I., N’Guyen A., Hirsch P.E., Burkhardt-Holm P. 2017. The invasive round goby may attach its eggs to ships or boats – but there is no evidence. Aquatic Invasions 12(3). doi: 10.3391/ai.2017.12.2.13 


Hirsch P. E., Adrian-Kalchhauser I., Flämig S., N’Guyen A., Defila R., Di Giulio A., Burkhardt-Holm P. 2016. A tough egg to crack: recreational boats as vectors for invasive goby eggs and transdisciplinary management approaches. Ecology and Evolution 6(3). doi: 10.1002/ece3.1892 


Adrian-Kalchhauser I., Hirsch P.E., Behrmann-Godel J., N’Guyen A., Gertzen S., Watzlawczyk S., Borcherding J., Burkhardt-Holm P. 2016. The invasive bighead goby Ponticola kessleri displays large-scale genetic similarities and small-scale genetic differentiation in relation with shipping patterns. Molecular Ecology 25. doi: 10.1111/mec.13595 


N’Guyen A.*, Hirsch P.E.*, Adrian-Kalchhauser I., Burkhardt-Holm P. 2016. Improving invasive species management by integrating priorities and contributions of scientists and decision makers. Ambio 45(3). doi: 10.1007/s13280-015-0723-z *shared first author; cover feature 


Hirsch P. E.*, N’Guyen A.*, Adrian-Kalchhauser I., Burkhardt-Holm P. 2016. What do we really know about the impacts of one of the 100 worst invaders in Europe? A reality check. Ambio 45(3). doi: 10.1007/s13280-015-0718-9 *shared first author; cover feature 


The evolution of facultative sex

Gerber N. & H. Kokko, 2018. Abandoning the ship using sex, dispersal, or dormancy: multiple escape routes from challenging conditions. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2017.0424


Gerber N., I. Booksmythe & H. Kokko, 2018. Sex allocation theory for facultatively sexual organisms inhabiting seasonal environments: the importance of bet-hedging. American Naturalist. doi: 10.1086/697727

-> Have a look at the supplementary video, where I explain the methods of the paper! :)

Booksmythe I., N. Gerber, D. Ebert & H. Kokko, 2018. Daphnia females adjust sex allocation in response to current sex ratio and density. Ecology Letters. doi: 10.1111/ele.12929


Gerber N., H. Kokko, D. Ebert & I. Booksmythe, 2018. Daphnia invest in sexual reproduction when its relative costs are reduced. Proceedings: Biological Sciences. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.2176


Gerber, N. & H. Kokko, 2016. Sexual conflict and the evolution of asexuality at low population densities. Proceedings: Biological Sciences. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.1280

Maternal effects in house mice

Gerber, N.*, Y. Auclair*, B. König & A. Lindholm, 2021. Population density and temperature influence the return on maternal investment in wild house mice. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1101/2020.06.30.177089 *shared first author

Cooperation in rats

Gerber, N., M.K. Schweinfurth & M. Taborsky, 2020. The smell of cooperation: Rats reciprocate help solely based on odour cues. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2020.2327

Flight reaction of fish

Fischer, S., E. Oberhummer, F. Saraiva, N. Gerber & B. Taborsky, 2017. Smell or vision? The use of different sensory modalities in predator discrimination. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. doi: 10.1007/s00265-017-2371-8