Martin Grüebler

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    Martin Grüebler (Foto © Archiv Vogelwarte)
    Martin Grüebler (Foto © Archiv Vogelwarte)

    Dr. sc. nat. Martin U. Grüebler

    Swiss Ornithological Institute
    Seerose 1
    6204 Sempach
    Switzerland

    ++41 41 462 97 22
    ++41 41 462 97 10
    martin.gruebler@vogelwarte.ch

     

    Function

    Head of the ecological research group

    Expertise

    • Behavioural ecology
    • Dispersal ecology
    • Life-history
    • Movement ecology
    • Bird tracking / telemetry

    Current Projects

    • Range use and conservation biology of grey-headed woodpecker (Picus canus)
    • Range use and conservation biology of European woodcock (Scolopax rusticola)
    • Dispersal ecology of golden eagles (Aquila chrysaetos)
    • Population dynamics and natal dispersal ecology of range shifting red kites (Milvus milvus)
    • Dispersal, range use and conservation in fragmented populations of the little owl (Athene noctua)
    • Post-fledging survival, range use and population dynamics of the barn swallow (Hirundo rustica)
    • Post-fledging and dispersal ecology of altricial birds
    • Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra) conservation biology

    Co-operations

    Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior, Radolfzell, GermanyProf. Dr. Martin Wikelski, Dr. Kamran Safi
    COVID-19 Bio-Logging Initiative
    AG Naturschutz, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany, Prof. Dr. Nina Farwig, Sascha Rösner
    CNR-IRSA (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Ricerca Sulle Acque), Roma, Italy, Dr. Michelangelo Morganti
    LIFE EUROKITE Projekt (LIFE18 NAT/AT/000048), Project partner, Austria
    Technisches Büro für Biologie, Deutsch Wagram, Austria, Dr. Rainer Raab
    Centre for Biodiversity Research, Serbia, Draženko Rajković
    FOGE - Forschungsgemeinschaft zur Erhaltung einheimischer Eulen e.V., Herbert Keil
    Konrad Lorenz Forschungsstelle, University of Vienna, Petra Sumasgutner
    Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig, Dr. Guy Pe'er

    Other

    2019 – present Member of the advisory board, German Ornithologist’s Society, Radolfzell, Germany
    2018 – present Member of the scientific advisory board of the Central European Society for Raptor Protection (MEGEG), Zurndorf, Austria
    2011 – present Member of the editorial board of the Journal Bird Study

    CV

    Since 2016 Head of the ecology research group, department of ecology
    2007 – 2016 Research associate at the Swiss Ornithological Institute, ecology research group
    2002 – 2007 PhD in Biology, University of Zurich, Switzerland (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. H.-U. Reyer, Prof. Dr. L. Keller and Dr. B. Naef-Daenzer). “Time constraints of breeding twice: on the fitness relevance of timing of reproduction and post-fledging parental investment in the Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)”
    1998 – 2001 Research assistant at the Swiss Ornithological Institute
    1997 Diploma thesis in Zoology, University of Zurich, Switzerland

    Publications


    Vögeli, M., S. Kofler, P. Horch, R. Spaar & M. U. Grüebler (2021): Das Braunkehlchen im Unterengadin. Bestandsentwicklung und erforderliche Massnahmen zur Artenförderung. Schweizersiche Vogelwarte, Sempach.

    Grüebler, M. U. (2020): Barn Swallow; pp. 640-641. In: Keller, V., Herrando, S., Voříšek, P., Franch, M., Kipson, M., Milanesi, P., Martí, D., Anton, M., Klvaňová, A., Kalyakin, M.V., Bauer, H.-G. & Foppen, R.P.B. (eds). European Breeding Bird Atlas 2: Distribution, Abundance and Change. European Bird Census Council & Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

    Fay, Rémi, M. Schaub, M. Banik, J. A. Border, I. G. Henderson, G. Fahl, J. Feulner, P. Horch, F. Korner-Nievergelt, M. Müller, V. T. Michel, H. Rebstock, D. Shitikov, D. Tome, M. Vögeli & M. U. Grüebler (2021): Whinchat survival estimates across Europe: Can excessive adult mortality explain population declines? Animal Conservation, online early

    Fay, Rémi, M. Schaub, J. A. Border, I. G. Henderson, G. Fahl, J. Feulner, P. Horch, M. Müller, H. Rebstock, D. Shitikov, D. Tome, M. Vögeli & M. U. Grüebler (2020b): Evidence for senescence in survival but not in reproduction in a short‐lived passerine. Ecology and Evolution 10: 5383–5390.

    Tschumi, M., P. Scherler, J. Fattebert, B. Naef-Daenzer & M. U. Grüebler (2020): Political borders impact associations between habitat suitability predictions and resource availability. Landscape Ecology 35: 2287–2300.

    von Rönn, Jan A. C., M. U. Grüebler, T. Fransson, U. Köppen & F. Korner‐Nievergelt (2020): Integrating stable isotopes, parasite, and ring‐reencounter data to quantify migratory connectivity—A case study with Barn Swallows breeding in Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, and Finland. Ecology and Evolution 24: 155.

    Welti, N., P. Scherler & M. U. Grüebler (2020): Carcass predictability but not domestic pet introduction affects functional response of scavenger assemblage in urbanized habitats. Functional Ecology 34: 265–275.

    Grüebler, M. U. & M. Tschumi (2019): Steinkauz - Forschung für die Artenförderung in der Schweiz. Fauna Focus 56: 1–12.

    Cereghetti, E., P. Scherler, J. Fattebert & M. U. Grüebler (2019): Quantification of anthropogenic food subsidies to an avian facultative scavenger in urban and rural habitats. Landscape and Urban Planning 190: 103606.

    Fattebert, J., M. Perrig, B. Naef-Daenzer & M. U. Grüebler (2019): Experimentally disentangling intrinsic and extrinsic drivers of natal dispersal in a nocturnal raptor. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 286: 20191537.

    Hauenstein, S., J. Fattebert, M. U. Grüebler, B. Naef-Daenzer, G. Pe'er & F. Hartig (2019): Calibrating an individual-based movement model to predict functional connectivity for little owls. Ecological Applications 29: e01873.

    Plard, F., D. Turek, M. U. Grüebler & M. Schaub (2019): IPM2: toward better understanding and forecasting of population dynamics. Ecological Monographs 8: e01364.

    Tschumi, M., J. Humbel, J. Erbes, J. Fattebert, J. Fischer, G. Fritz, B. Geiger, R. van Harxen, B. Hoos, J. Hurst, L. B. Jacobsen, H. Keil, W. Kneule, V. T. Michel, H. Michels, L. Möbius, M. Perrig, P. Rößler, D. Schneider, S. Schuch, P. Stroeken, B. Naef-Daenzer & M. U. Grüebler (2019): Parental sex allocation and sex-specific survival drive offspring sex ratio bias in little owls. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 73: 367.

    Vögeli, M., M. U. Grüebler, H. Schmid & R. Spaar (2019): Factsheet: Steckbrief Indikator-Set 9: Avifauna in: Bundesamt für Umwelt BAFU (Hrsg.): Wirkungskontrolle Revitalisierung – Gemeinsam lernen für die Zukunft.

    Welti, N. & M. U. Grüebler (2019): Ökosystemdienstleistung Kadaververwertung: Rabenvögel als Gesundheitspolizei. Der Falke 5/2019: 35–37.

    Grüebler, M. U., M. Müller, V. T. Michel, M. Perrig, H. Keil, B. Naef-Daenzer & F. Korner-Nievergelt (2018): Brood provisioning and reproductive benefits in relation to habitat quality: A food supplementation experiment. Animal Behaviour 141: 45–55.

    Grüebler, M. U. & Apolloni, N. (2018): Steinkauz. S. 238 – 239; In: Knaus, P., S. Antoniazza, S. Wechsler, J. Guélat, M. Kéry, N. Strebel & T. Sattler (eds): Schweizer Brutvogelatlas 2013-2016. Verbreitung und Bestandsentwicklung der Vögel in der Schweiz und im Fürstentum Liechtenstein. Schweizerische Vogelwarte, Sempach.

    Apolloni, N., M. U. Grüebler, R. Arlettaz, T. K. Gottschalk & B. Naef-Daenzer (2018): Habitat selection and range use of little owls in relation to habitat patterns at three spatial scales. Animal Conservation 21: 65–75.

    Fattebert, J., V. Michel, P. Scherler, B. Naef-Daenzer, P. Milanesi & M. U. Grüebler (2018): Little owls in big landscapes. Informing conservation using multi-level resource selection functions. Biological Conservation 228: 1–9.

    Rey, L., P. Scherler & M. U. Grüebler (Okt/Nov 2018): Rotmilan Im Aufwind! Natura Helvetica 11–17.

    Vögeli, M., S. Kofler, R. Spaar & M. U. Grüebler (2018): Experimenteller Test von sozialer Attraktion als Massnahme zur Artenförderung des Braunkehlchens Saxicola rubetra. WhinChat 3: 60–67.

    Michel, V. T., B. Naef-Daenzer, H. Keil & M. U. Grüebler (2017): Reproductive consequences of farmland heterogeneity in little owls (Athene noctua). Oecologia 183: 1019–1029.

    Perrig, M., M. U. Grüebler, H. Keil & B. Naef-Daenzer (2017): Post-fledging survival of Little Owls Athene noctua in relation to nestling food supply. Ibis 159: 532–540.

    Staggenborg, J., H. M. Schaefer, C. Stange, B. Naef-Daenzer & M. U. Grüebler (2017): Time and travelling costs during chick-rearing in relation to habitat quality in Little Owls Athene noctua. Ibis 159: 519–531.

    Grüebler, M. U., A. Aebischer & P. Scherler (April 2016): Rotmilan: Vom Ausfliegen bis zur Ansiedlung. Avinews.

    Michel, V. T., M. V. Jiménez-Franco, B. Naef-Daenzer & M. U. Grüebler (2016): Intraguild predator drives forest edge avoidance of a mesopredator. Ecosphere 7: e01229.

    Naef-Daenzer, B., F. Korner-Nievergelt, W. Fiedler & M. U. Grüebler (2016): Bias in ring-recovery studies: A case study of little owls and implications for population assessment. Journal of Avian Biology 47: 1–9.

    Naef-Daenzer, B. & M. U. Grüebler (2016): Post-fledging survival of altricial birds: Ecological determinants and adaptation. J. Field Ornithol. 87: 227–250.

    Grüebler, M. U., P. Horch & R. Spaar (2015a): Whinchats impacted by changes in alpine grassland management: research results from Switzerland. S. 17–26 in: H.-V. Bastian & J. Feulner (Hrsg.): Living on the Edge of Extinction in Europe. Proceedings 1st European Whinchat Symposium. LBV Hof, Helmbrechts.

    Grüebler, M. U., H. Schuler, R. Spaar & B. Naef-Daenzer (2015b): Behavioural response to anthropogenic habitat disturbance: indirect impact of harvesting on whinchat populations in Switzerland. Biological Conservation 186: 52–59.

    Schaub, M., J. von Hirschheydt & M. U. Grüebler (2015): Differential contribution of demographic rate synchrony to population synchrony in barn swallows. Journal of Animal Ecology 84: 1530–1541.

    Grüebler, M. U., F. Korner-Nievergelt & B. Naef-Daenzer (2014): Equal nonbreeding period survival in adults and juveniles of a long-distant migrant bird. Ecology and Evolution 4: 756–765.

    Grüebler, M. U., S. Widmer, F. Korner-Nievergelt & B. Naef-Daenzer (2014): Temperature characteristics of winter roost-sites for birds and mammals: tree cavities and anthropogenic alternatives. International Journal of Biometeorology 58: 629–637.

    Grüebler, M. U. & B. Naef-Daenzer (2014): Dispersal und Ansiedlung von Steinkäuzen – Erkenntnisse für die Artenförderung in der Schweiz: Bericht zum Fachkolloquium vom 16. Mai 2014 in Sempach. Ornithologischer Beobachter 111: 252–259.

    Naef-Daenzer, B. & M. U. Grüebler (2014): Effects of radio-tag characteristics and sample size on estimates of apparent survival. Animal Biotelemetry 2: 2.

    Perrig, M., M. U. Grüebler, H. Keil & B. Naef-Daenzer (2014): Experimental food supplementation affects the physical development, behaviou and survival of Little Owl Athene noctua nestlings. Ibis 156: 755–767.

    Schifferli, L., M. U. Grüebler, H. A. J. Meijer, G. H. Visser & B. Naef-Daenzer (2014): Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica parents work harder when foraging conditions are good. Ibis 156: 777–787.

    Grüebler, M. U., S. Schaller, H. Keil & B. Naef-Daenzer (2013): The occurrence of cavities in fruit trees: effects of tree age and management on biodiversity in traditional European orchards. Biodiversity and Conservation 22: 3233–3246.

    Bock, A., B. Naef-Daenzer, H. Keil, F. Korner-Nievergelt, M. Perrig & M. U. Grüebler (2013): Roost site selection by Little Owls Athene noctua in relation to environmental conditions and life-history stages. Ibis 155: 847–856.

    Knop, E., N. Rindlisbacher, S. Ryser & M. U. Grüebler (2013): Locomotor activity of two sympatric slugs: implications for the invasion success of terrestrial invertebrates. Ecosphere 4: Article 92.

    Grüebler, M. U., H. Schuler, P. Horch & R. Spaar (2012): The effectiveness of conservation measures to enhance nest survival in a meadow bird suffering from anthropogenic nest loss. Biological Conservation 146: 197–203.

    Morales Fernaz, J., L. Schifferli & M. U. Grüebler (2012): Ageing nestling Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica: an illustrated guide and cautionary comments. Ringing & Migration 27: 65–75.

    Naef-Daenzer, L., M. U. Grüebler & B. Naef-Daenzer (2011): Parental care trade-offs in the inter-brood phase in Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica. Ibis 153: 27–36.

    Rickenbach, O., M. U. Grüebler, M. Schaub, A. Koller, B. Naef-Daenzer & L. Schifferli (2011): Exclusion of ground predators improves Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus chick survival. Ibis 153: 531–542.

    Ryser, S., N. Rindlisbacher, M. U. Grüebler & E. Knop (2011): Differential survival rates in a declining and an invasive farmland gastropod species. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 144: 302–307.

    Willi, T., F. Korner-Nievergelt & M. U. Grüebler (2011): Rauchschwalben Hirundo rustica brauchen Nutztiere, Mehlschwalben Delichon urbica Nisthilfen. Der Ornithologische Beobachter 108: 215–224.

    Grüebler, M. U. & B. Naef-Daenzer (2010a): Brood overlap and male ornamentation in the double-brooded barn swallow. Behavioral Ecology 21: 513–519.

    Grüebler, M. U. & B. Naef-Daenzer (2010b): Fitness consequences of timing of breeding in birds: date effects in the course of a reproductive episode. Journal of Avian Biology 41: 282–291.

    Grüebler, M. U. & B. Naef-Daenzer (2010c): Survival benefits of post-fledging care: experimental approach to a critical part of avian reproductive strategies. Journal of Animal Ecology 79: 334–341.

    Grüebler, M. U., F. Korner-Nievergelt & J. von Hirschheydt (2010): The reproductive benefits of livestock farming in barn swallows Hirundo rustica: quality of nest site or foraging habitat? Journal of Applied Ecology 47: 1340–1347.

    Schifferli, L., O. Rickenbach, A. Koller & M. U. Grüebler (2009): Massnahmen zur Förderung des Kiebitzes Vanellus vanellus im Wauwilermoos (Kanton Luzern): Schutz der Nester vor Landwirtschaft und Prädation. Ornithologischer Beobachter 106: 311–326.

    Grüebler, M. U. & B. Naef-Daenzer (2008a): Fitness consequences of pre- and post-fledging timing decisions in a double-brooded passerine. Ecology 89: 2736–2745.

    Grüebler, M. U. & B. Naef-Daenzer (2008b): Post-fledging parental effort in barn swallows: evidence for a trade-off in the allocation of time between broods. Animal Behaviour 75: 1877–1884.

    Grüebler, M. U., M. Morand & B. Naef-Daenzer (2008): A predictive model of the density of airborne insects in agricultural environments. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 123: 75–80.

    Grüebler, M. U., H. Schuler, M. Müller, R. Spaar, P. Horch & B. Naef-Daenzer (2008): Female biased mortality caused by antropogenic nest loss contributes to population decline and adult sex ratio of a meadow bird. Biological Conservation 141: 3040–3049.

    Jenni-Eiermann, S., E. Glaus, M. U. Grüebler, H. Schwabl & L. Jenni (2008): Glucocorticoid response to food availability in breeding barn swallows (Hirundo rustica). General and Comparative Endocrinology 155: 558–565.

    Naef-Daenzer, B. & M. U. Grüebler (2008): Post-fledging range use of Great Tit Parus major families in relation to chick body condition. Ardea 96: 181–190.

    Grüebler, M. U. (2007): Time constraints of breeding twice. On the fitness relevance of timing of reproduction and post-fledging parental investment in the barn swallow (Hirundo rustica). University of Zürich, Zürich.

    Grüebler, M. U. & G. Pasinelli (1999): Nahrungsökologie von rindenabsuchenden Vogelarten im Winter in einem Eichen-Hagebuchenwald der Nordostschweiz. Tichodroma 12 (Supplementum 1): 164–190.