- Trophic interactions
- Behavioral ecology
- Population dynamics and dispersal
- Landscape ecology
- Ecology and evolution of spiders and insects
2011 - 2014 PhD-student in the project Non-consumptive effects, Ecosystem Analysis lab, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
2009 - 2011 Graduate studies in Ecology in the team of Prof. Dr. W. Nentwig, University of Bern, Switzerland
2005 - 2009 Undergraduate studies in Biology, focus on Zoology, University of Bern, Switzerland
Bucher R, Binz H, Menzel F & Entling MH (accepted) Spider cues stimulate feeding, weight gain and survival of crickets. Ecological Entomology.
Bucher R, Binz H, Menzel F & Entling MH (in press) Effects of spider chemotactile cues on arthropod behavior. Journal of Insect Behavior. [Access] Mestre L, Bucher R & Entling MH (in press) Trait-mediated effects between predators: ant chemical cues induce spider dispersal. Journal of Zoology. [Access] 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. [Access]
"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"
"Do insects smell their enemies? Searching for Non-consumptive effects"
"Effects of population density and prey availability on body condition of spiders in fragmented landscapes"
- 40th Anniversary Meeting of the Ecological Society of D, A and CH, Giessen, Germany
Everlight Award for outstanding presentations in the field of Behaviour & Ecology, third prize, June 28th 2013, 19th International Congress of Arachnology, Kenting National Park, Taiwan
Bio-logging Award for the best presentation in the foraging strategies and movement ecology session, April 24th 2013, 9th Ecology & Behaviour Meeting, Strasbourg, France