Dr. Roman Bucher

Wissenschaftler (Ökosystemanalyse)
Sprechstunde: Nach Vereinbarung
Projekt: Non-consumptive effects
Kontakt
+49 (0)6341 280-31551
Gebäude I, Raum 2.01
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Research interests
  • Non-Consumptive Effects
  • Trophic interactions
  • Behavioral ecology
  • Population dynamics and dispersal
  • Landscape ecology
  • Ecology and evolution of spiders and insects

Academic degrees
2014    PhD in Natural Sciences, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
2011    MSc in Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Switzerland
2009    BSc in Biology, University of Bern, Switzerland

Publications
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

 

"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"
  • 26th European Congress of Arachnology, Sede Boqer Campus, Israel


Posters

 

"Do insects smell their enemies? Searching for Non-consumptive effects"
  • 26th European Congress of Arachnology, Sede Boqer Campus, Israel

 

"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

Awards

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