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Institute of Ecology and Evolution


Dr. Eva Knop


University of Bern
Institute of Ecology and Evolution
Baltzerstrasse 6
3012 Bern

Tel +41 (0)31 631 4539
Fax +41 (0)31 631 4888

Office Location
D 310

Present Time
Mo - Fr


My research interests encompass restoration ecology, invasion ecology and agro-ecology. In the field of restoration ecology I am particularly interested in the mechanism of restoration and the corresponding restoration constraints. Regarding invasion ecology the main focus of my research lies on studying the mechanism underlying invasion, and on assessing the ecological impact of invasion. In addition, I am interested in the effects of human land-use management on biodiversity, especially in agricultural areas. Due to my interest in biodiversity patterns I am specialized on diverse indicator groups, such as birds, orthopterans, wild bees, and molluscs. I use a mixture of observational and experimental methods.

Curriculum vitae

Year     Description
2008 present Research and teaching, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Switzerland
2007 2008 Scientific collaborator at the Swiss Ornithological Institute
2003 2006 PhD, Swiss Federal Research Station for Agroecology and Agriculture Research and Institute of Environmental Sciences, University of Zurich, Switzerland
1996 2002 Studies in Biology and Philosophy, University of Zurich, Switzerland


Batáry P., Báldi A., Sarospataki M., Kohler F., Verhulst J., Knop E., Herzog F., Kleijn D. (2010) Effect of conservation management on bees and insect-pollinated grassland plant communities in three European countries. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 136 35-39. (PDF, 272kb)
Kleijn D., Kohler F., Báldi A., Batáry P., Concepción E. D., Clough Y., Díaz M., Gabriel D., Holzschuh A., Knop E., Kovács A., Marshall E. J. P., Tscharntke T., Verhulst J. (2009) On the relationship between farmland biodiversity and land-use intensity in Europe. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 276 903-909. (PDF, 275kb)
Knop E., Schmid B., Herzog F. (2008) Impact of regional species pool on grasshopper restoration in hay meadows. Restoration Ecology 16 34-38. (PDF, 139kb)
Kohler F., Verhulst J., Knop E., Herzog F., Kleijn D. (2007) Indirect effects of grassland extensification schemes on pollinators in two contrasting European countries. Biological Conservation 132 302-307. (PDF, 175kb)
Knop E., Kleijn D., Herzog F., Schmid B. (2006) Effectiveness of the Swiss agri-environment scheme in promoting biodiversity. Journal of Applied Ecology 43 120-127. (PDF, 150kb)
Kleijn D., Baquero R. A., Clough Y., Díaz M., Esteban J., Fernández F., Gabriel D., Herzog F., Holzschuh A., Jöhl R., Knop E., Kruess A., Marshall E. J. P., Steffan-Dewenter I., Tscharntke T., Verhulst J., West T. M., Yela J. L. (2006) Mixed biodiversity benefits of agri-environment schemes in five European countries. Ecology Letters 9 243-254. (PDF, 215kb)
Knop E., Ward P., Wich S. (2004) A comparison of orang-utan density in a logged and unlogged forest on Sumatra. Biological Conservation 120 183-188. (PDF, 197kb)
Ward P., Vonwil J., Scholte EJ., Knop E. (2002) Field experiments on the distributions of eggs of different phosphoglucomutase (PGM) genotypes in the yellow dung fly Scathophaga stercoraria (L). Molecular Ecology 11 1781-1785. (PDF, 141kb)
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