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
    • Telemetry

    Current Projects

    • Population dynamics and natal dispersal ecology of range shifting red kites (Milvus milvus)
    • Costs and benefits of natal and breeding dispersal in a fragmented population of the little owl (Athene noctua)
    • Post-fledging survival and range use of the barn swallow (Hirundo rustica)
    • Post-fledging ecology of altricial birds
    • Nest and adult survival of whinchats in relation to mowing schemes

    Co-operations

    Dr. Guy Pe'er (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig)

    Other

    Since 2011                                         member of the editorial board of Bird Study

    CV

    Since 2016                                         head of the ecological research group

    2007 – 2016                                       researcher at the Swiss Ornithological Institute, ecological research group

    2001 – 2007                                       PhD at the University of Zurich supervised by Prof. Dr. H.-U. Reyer, Prof. Dr. L. Keller and Dr. B. Naef-Daenzer on the “fitness relevance of timing of reproduction and post-fledging parental investment in the Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)”.

    1998 – 2000                                       research assistant at the Swiss Ornithological Institute

    Publications

    • von Rönn, Jan A. C.; Grüebler, Martin U.; Fransson, Thord; Köppen, Ulrich; Korner‐Nievergelt, Fränzi (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 (3), S. 155. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.6061.

    • Welti, N., Scherler, P. & Grüebler, M. U.(2020): Carcass predictability but not domestic pet introduction affects functional response of scavenger assemblage in urbanized habitats. Functional Ecology 34 (1), S. 265–275. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.13469.
    • Grüebler, M. U. & Tschumi, M. 2019 Steinkauz - Forschung für die Artenförderung in der Schweiz. Fauna Focus 56, 1–12.
    • Fattebert, J., Perrig, M., Naef-Daenzer, B. & Grüebler, M. U. 2019 Experimentally disentangling intrinsic and extrinsic drivers of natal dispersal in a nocturnal raptor. Proceedings. Biological sciences 286, 20191537.
    • Welti, N. & Grüebler, M. U. 2019 Ökosystemdienstleistung Kadaververwertung: Rabenvögel als Gesundheitspolizei. Der Falke 5/2019, 35–37.
    • Tschumi, M., Humbel, J., Erbes, J., Fattebert, J., Fischer, J., Fritz, G., Geiger, B., van Harxen, R., Hoos, B. & Hurst, J. et al. 2019 Parental sex allocation and sex-specific survival drive offspring sex ratio bias in little owls. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 73, article 85.
    • Plard, F., Turek, D., Grüebler, M. U. & Schaub, M. 2019 IPM2: toward better understanding and forecasting of population dynamics. Ecological Monographs 8, e01364.
    • Hauenstein, S., Fattebert, J., Grüebler, M. U., Naef-Daenzer, B., Pe'er, G. & Hartig, F. 2019 Calibrating an individual-based movement model to predict functional connectivity for little owls. Ecological Applications 29, e01873.
    • Cereghetti, E., Scherler, P., Fattebert, J. & Grüebler, M. U. 2019 Quantification of anthropogenic food subsidies to an avian facultative scavenger in urban and rural habitats. Landscape and Urban Planning 190, 103606.
    • Vögeli, M., Kofler, S., Spaar, R. & Grüebler, M. U. 2018 Experimenteller Test von sozialer Attraktion als Massnahme zur Artenförderung des Braunkehlchens Saxicola rubetra. WhinChat 3, 60–67.
    • Apolloni, N., Grüebler, M. U., Arlettaz, R., Gottschalk, T. K. & Naef-Daenzer, B. 2018 Habitat selection and range use of little owls in relation to habitat patterns at three spatial scales. Animal Conservation 21, 65–75.
    • Grüebler, M. U., Müller, M., Michel, V. T., Perrig, M., Keil, H., Naef-Daenzer, B. & Korner-Nievergelt, F. 2018 Brood provisioning and reproductive benefits in relation to habitat quality. A food supplementation experiment. Animal Behaviour 141, 45–55.
    • Fattebert, J., Michel, V., Scherler, P., Naef-Daenzer, B., Milanesi, P. & Grüebler, M. U. 2018 Little owls in big landscapes. Informing conservation using multi-level resource selection functions. Biological Conservation 228, 1–9.
    • Staggenborg, J., Schaefer, H. M., Stange, C., Naef-Daenzer, B. & Grüebler, M. U. 2017 Time and travelling costs during chick-rearing in relation to habitat quality in Little Owls Athene noctua. Ibis 159, 519–531.
    • Perrig, M., Grüebler, M. U., Keil, H. & Naef-Daenzer, B. 2017 Post-fledging survival of Little Owls Athene noctua in relation to nestling food supply. Ibis 159, 532–540.
    • Michel, V. T., Naef-Daenzer, B., Keil, H. & Grüebler, M. U. 2017 Reproductive consequences of farmland heterogeneity in little owls (Athene noctua). Oecologia 183, 1019–1029.
    • Naef-Daenzer, B., Korner-Nievergelt, F., Fiedler, W. & Grüebler, M. U. 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. & Grüebler, M. U. 2016 Post-fledging survival of altricial birds. Ecological determinants and adaptation. J. Field Ornithol. 87, 227–250.
    • Michel, V. T., Jiménez-Franco, M. V., Naef-Daenzer, B. & Grüebler, M. U. 2016 Intraguild predator drives forest edge avoidance of a mesopredator. Ecosphere 7, e01229.
    • Schaub, M., Hirschheydt, J. von & Grüebler, M. U. 2015 Differential contribution of demographic rate synchrony to population synchrony in barn swallows. Journal of Animal Ecology 84, 1530–1541.
    • Grüebler, M. U., Horch, P. & Spaar, R. 2015 Whinchats impacted by changes in alpine grassland management: research results from Switzerland. In Living on the Edge of Extinction in Europe. Proceedings 1st European Whinchat Symposium (ed. H.-V. Bastian & J. Feulner), pp. 17–26. Helmbrechts: LBV Hof.
    • Grüebler, M. U., Schuler, H., Spaar, R. & Naef-Daenzer, B. 2015 Behavioural response to anthropogenic habitat disturbance: indirect impact of harvesting on whinchat populations in Switzerland. Biological Conservation 186, 52–59.
    • ] Schifferli, L., Grüebler, M. U., Meijer, H. A. J., Visser, G. H. & Naef-Daenzer, B. 2014 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica parents work harder when foraging conditions are good. Ibis 156, 777–787.
    • Perrig, M., Grüebler, M. U., Keil, H. & Naef-Daenzer, B. 2014 Experimental food supplementation affects the physical development, behaviou and survival of Little Owl Athene noctua nestlings. Ibis 156, 755–767.
    • Grüebler, M. U. & Naef-Daenzer, B. 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.
    • Grüebler, M. U., Korner-Nievergelt, F. & Naef-Daenzer, B. 2014 Equal nonbreeding period survival in adults and juveniles of a long-distant migrant bird. Ecology and Evolution 4, 756–765.
    • Naef-Daenzer, B. & Grüebler, M. U. 2014 Effects of radio-tag characteristics and sample size on estimates of apparent survival. Animal Biotelemetry 2, 2.
    • Grüebler, M. U., Widmer, S., Korner-Nievergelt, F. & Naef-Daenzer, B. 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., Schaller, S., Keil, H. & Naef-Daenzer, B. 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.
    • Knop, E., Rindlisbacher, N., Ryser, S. & Grüebler, M. U. 2013 Locomotor activity of two sympatric slugs: implications for the invasion success of terrestrial invertebrates. Ecosphere 4, Article 92.
    • Bock, A., Naef-Daenzer, B., Keil, H., Korner-Nievergelt, F., Perrig, M. & Grüebler, M. U. 2013 Roost site selection by Little Owls Athene noctua in relation to environmental conditions and life-history stages. Ibis 155, 847–856.
    • Morales Fernaz, J., Schifferli, L. & Grüebler, M. U. 2012 Ageing nestling Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica: an illustrated guide and cautionary comments. Ringing & Migration 27, 65–75.
    • Grüebler, M. U., Schuler, H., Horch, P. & Spaar, R. 2012 The effectiveness of conservation measures to enhance nest survival in a meadow bird suffering from anthropogenic nest loss. Biological Conservation 146, 197–203.
    • Ryser, S., Rindlisbacher, N., Grüebler, M. U. & Knop, E. 2011 Differential survival rates in a declining and an invasive farmland gastropod species. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 144, 302–307.
    • Willi, T., Korner-Nievergelt, F. & Grüebler, M. U. 2011 Rauchschwalben Hirundo rustica brauchen Nutztiere, Mehlschwalben Delichon urbica Nisthilfen. Der Ornithologische Beobachter 108, 215–224.
    • Rickenbach, O., Grüebler, M. U., Schaub, M., Koller, A., Naef-Daenzer, B. & Schifferli, L. 2011 Exclusion of ground predators improves Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus chick survival. Ibis 153, 531–542.
    • Naef-Daenzer, L., Grüebler, M. U. & Naef-Daenzer, B. 2011 Parental care trade-offs in the inter-brood phase in Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica. Ibis 153, 27–36.
    • Grüebler, M. U., Korner-Nievergelt, F. & Hirschheydt, J. von. 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.
    • Grüebler, M. U. & Naef-Daenzer, B. 2010 Brood overlap and male ornamentation in the double-brooded barn swallow. Behavioral Ecology 21, 513–519.
    • Grüebler, M. U. & Naef-Daenzer, B. 2010 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. & Naef-Daenzer, B. 2010 Survival benefits of post-fledging care: experimental approach to a critical part of avian reproductive strategies. Journal of Animal Ecology 79, 334–341.
    • Schifferli, L., Rickenbach, O., Koller, A. & Grüebler, M. U. 2009 Massnahmen zur Förderung des Kiebitzes Vanellus vanellus im Wauwilermoos (Kanton Luzern): Schutz der Nester vor Landwirtschaft und Prädation. Ornithologischer Beobachter 106, 311–326.
    • Naef-Daenzer, B. & Grüebler, M. U. 2008 Post-fledging range use of Great Tit Parus major families in relation to chick body condition. Ardea 96, 181–190.
    • Jenni-Eiermann, S., Glaus, E., Grüebler, M. U., Schwabl, H. & Jenni, L. 2008 Glucocorticoid response to food availability in breeding barn swallows (Hirundo rustica). General and Comparative Endocrinology 155, 558–565.
    • Grüebler, M. U., Schuler, H., Müller, M., Spaar, R., Horch, P. & Naef-Daenzer, B. 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.
    • Grüebler, M. U. & Naef-Daenzer, B. 2008 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. & Naef-Daenzer, B. 2008 Fitness consequences of pre- and post-fledging timing decisions in a double-brooded passerine. Ecology 89, 2736–2745.
    • Grüebler, M. U., Morand, M. & Naef-Daenzer, B. 2008 A predictive model of the density of airborne insects in agricultural environments. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 123, 75–80.
    • 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).
    • Grüebler, M. U. & Pasinelli, G. 1999 Nahrungsökologie von rindenabsuchenden Vogelarten im Winter in einem Eichen-Hagebuchenwald der Nordostschweiz. Tichodroma 12 (Supplementum 1), 164–190.
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    • Grüebler,M.U., Horch,P. & Spaar,R. (2015) Whinchats impacted by changes in alpine grassland management: research results from Switzerland. Living on the Edge of Extinction in Europe. Proceedings 1st European Whinchat Symposium (eds H.-V. Bastian & J. Feulner), pp. 17-26. LBV Hof, Helmbrechts.
    • 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). Ph.D. thesis, University of Zürich, Zürich.