- Trophic interactions
- Non-Consumptive Effects
- Behavioural ecology
- Community ecology
- Landscape ecology
- Arachnology and Entomology
2014 Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
2011 M.Sc. in Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Switzerland
2009 B.Sc. in Biology, University of Bern, Switzerland
Bucher R, Menzel R & Entling MH (in press) Risk of spider predation alters food web structure and reduces local herbivory in the field. Oecologia DOI: 10.1007/s00442-015-3226-5
Bucher R, Binz H, Menzel F & Entling MH (2014) Spider cues stimulate feeding, weight gain and survival of crickets. Ecological Entomology 39: 667-673. [Access]
Bucher R, Binz H, Menzel F & Entling MH (2014) Effects of spider chemotactile cues on arthropod behavior. Journal of Insect Behavior 27: 567-580. [Access]
Mestre L, Bucher R & Entling MH (2014) Trait-mediated effects between predators: ant chemical cues induce spider dispersal. Journal of Zoology 293: 119-125 [Free access] [Journal podcast]
Binz H, Bucher R, Entling MH & Menzel F (2014) Knowing the risk: crickets distinguish between spider predators of different size and commonness. Ethology 120: 99-110. [Access]
Bucher R & Entling MH (2011) Contrasting effects of habitat fragmentation, population density, and prey availability on body condition of two orb-weaving spiders. Ecological Entomology 36: 680-685. [Access]
Bucher R, Herrmann JD, Schüepp C, Herzog F & Entling MH (2010) Arthropod colonisation of trees in fragmented landscapes depends on species traits. Open Ecology Journal 3: 111-117. [Free access]
Talks at international conferences
"Trait-mediated indirect effects of spiders on plants"
- 28th European Congress of Arachnology, Torino, Italy
- 44th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of D, A and CH, Hildesheim, Germany
"Effects of habitat isolation and habitat amount on wolf spiders in agricultural landscapes"
- 1st Open Landscapes Conference, Hildesheim, Germany
"Fitness consequences of antipredator behaviour in crickets driven by spider cues"
- 19th International Congress of Arachnology, Kenting National Park, Taiwan
- 9th Ecology & Behaviour Meeting, Strasbourg, France
"Are insects afraid of spiders? Occurrence and importance of antipredator behavior"
27th European Congress of Arachnology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
42nd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of D, A and CH, Lüneburg, Germany
"Body condition of spiders in fragmented landscapes: food limitation vs. competition"
Everlight Award for outstanding presentations in the field of Behaviour & Ecology, third prize, 19th International Congress of Arachnology, Kenting National Park, Taiwan, 6/2013
Bio-logging Award for the best presentation in the foraging strategies and movement ecology session, 9th Ecology & Behaviour Meeting, Strasbourg, France, 4/2013
Crickets fatten up to avoid being eaten by spiders.
By James Urton, 12/2014
Stressfresser - Mampfen statt fliehen.
By Sophie Stigler, 12/2014
Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Ameisen schicken Spinnen ins Exil.
By Kai Althoetmar, 12/2014