Baptiste Schmid


    Baptiste Schmid
    Baptiste Schmid (Foto © Archiv Vogelwarte)
    Dr. phil. nat. Baptiste Schmid
    Department of Bird Migration
    Swiss Ornithological Institute
    Seerose 1
    CH - 6204 Sempach

    ++41 41 462 97 72


    • researcher


    Animal movements ecology; animal stress physiology; community ecology; pollination systems; radar ornithology.

    Current Projects

    • Dynamics of broad front avian migration in topography and wind fields.
    • How many migratory birds cross Switzerland?
    • Phenology of avian and insect migration at Col de Bretolet
    • Composition of nocturnal avian migration: Do individuals fly with conspecifics?


    • Myles Menz, University of Bern, home page
    • Louis-Félix Bersier, University of Fribourg, home page
    • Ndaona Chokani, ETH Zürich, home page
    • Matthias Schleuning, Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Frankfurt am Main, home page


    Active membre of the Groupe de Recherche en Ecologie Arctique (GREA) home page


    Since 2015 researcher at Swiss Ornithological Institute, Department of Bird Migration
    2011 - 2015 Ph.D. in Biology (Ecology), Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre and Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    2009 – 2010 research assistant at Swiss Ornithological Institute, department of physiology
    2008 – 2009 MSc in Biology (Ecology), ETH Zürich and Swiss Ornithological Institute


    • Schmid B., Nottebrock H., Esler K.J., Pagel J., Müller T., Böhning-Gaese K., Schurr F., Schleuning M., 2016. A bird pollinator shows positive frequency dependence and constancy of species choice in natural plant communities. Ecology, 97, 3110-3118. Full text
    • Nottebrock H., Schmid B., Mayer K., Devaux C., Esler K.J., Böhning‐Gaese K., Schleuning M., Pagel J., Schurr F.M., 2016. Sugar landscapes and pollinatormediated interactions in plant communities. Ecography, doi[10.1111/ecog.02441]. Full text
    • Nottebrock H., Schmid B., Treurnicht M., Pagel J., Esler K.J., Böhning‐Gaese K., Schleuning M., Schurr F.M., 2016. Coexistence of plant species in a biodiversity hotspot is stabilized by competition but not by seed predation. Oikos, doi[10.1111/oik.03438]. Full text
    • Schmid B., Nottebrock H., Esler K.J., Pagel J., Pauw A., Böhning-Gaese K., Schurr F. and Schleuning M., 2015. Responses of nectar feeding birds to floral resource at multiple scales. Ecography, 39, 619-629. Full text
    • Schmid B., Nottebrock H., Esler K.J., Pagel J., Pauw A., Böhning-Gaese K., Schurr F., Schleuning M., 2015. Reward quality predicts effects of bird-pollinators on the reproduction of African Protea shrubs. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, 17, 209-217. Full text
    • Jenni-Eiermann S., Almasi B., Müller C., Schmid B., Roulin A., Jenni L., 2014. Die Modulation der Stressantwort bei Vögeln und ihre Bedeutung für Naturschutz. Der Ornithologischer Beobachter, 111, 107-120.
    • Schmid B., Dafond L., Jenni-Eiermann S., Arlettaz R., Schaub M., Jenni L., 2013. Modulation of the adrenocortical response to acute stress with respect to brood value, reproductive success and survival in the Eurasian hoopoe. Oecologia, 173, 33-44. Full text
    • Schmid B., Chastel O., Jenni L., 2011. The prolactin stress response and parental care in the Eurasian hoopoe. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 174, 22-29. Full text