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Nathalie Winiger

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PhD student



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Mail: nathalie.winiger[at]

Tennenbacher Straße 4
79106 Freiburg; Germany



Curriculum vitae




Curriculum vitae


  • 2016 –present PhD at the University of Freiburg on functional connectivity among saprophytic beetles in dead wood patches
  • 2012 - 2014 MSc at the University of Bern in Ecology and Evolution with focus in Animal Ecology and Conservation Thesis title: The decline of the European nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus) in Switzerland: habi-tat change or drop in food supply? New guidelines for habitat management
  • 2009 - 2012 BSc at the University of Bern in Biology with focus in Zoology Thesis title: Effects of irrigation by ruissellement on invertebrate abundance: baseline data for a study in St. Martin, Valais (CH)

Work experience

  • 2015 -2016 University of Florida (USA), Florida Museum of Natural History, McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity – Research Assistant, phylogeny and wing shape analysis of Arsenurinae (Lepidoptera, Saturniidae)
  • 2015 University of Bern – Research Assistant, identification of moths
  • 2014 Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL – Internship in the Research unit Forest Resource and Management



Functional connectivity among saprophytic beetles in dead wood patches



Gustafsson, L., Bauhus, J., Asbeck, T., Augustynczik, A.L.D., Basile, M., Frey, J., Gutzat, F., Hanewinkel, M., Helbach, J., Jonker, M., et al. (2020). Retention as an integrated biodiversity conservation approach for continuous-cover forestry in Europe. Ambio 49, 85–97.

Knuff, A.K., Winiger, N., Klein, A., Segelbacher, G., and Staab, M. (2019). Optimizing sampling of flying insects using a modified window trap. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 10, 1820–1825.

Winiger, N., Korner, P., Arlettaz, R., and Jacot, A. (2018). Vegetation structure and decreased moth abundance limit the recolonisation of restored habitat by the European Nightjar. Rethinking Ecology 3, 25–39.