The effect of woodland expansion on ticks and associated Lyme disease risk in the Scottish Highlands
Two interdisciplinary MSc projects are available as part of a PhD project at the Department of Environmental Systems Science, ETZ Zurich.
Project 1: Relationship between tick hazard (where ticks are the most abundant) and tick exposure (where people hang out the most)
Project 2: What is the role of birds as tick hosts?
Supervision from the GIUZ: to be determined.
Paired masters theses: Understanding coupled social-ecological systems
Understanding coupled social-ecological systems requires an in-depth analysis of both the social and the ecological systems, and their interactions and feedbacks. Despite this recognized need, in practice this means that to answer questions related to social-ecological feedbacks requires double the amount of information, data and makes it harder for individual students to conduct it to a satisfactory level. Here we propose a coupled approach to a Masters' thesis. More... (PDF, 59 KB)
Water landscapes: Attention and preferences
Landscapes containing water bodies are often considered as especially attractive. This master thesis will in a first step analyse literature discussing this fact. Based on this knowledge examples of different kinds of landscapes with and without water bodies shall be identified and and in a third step tested with test persons in the Eye Moving Lab. The detailed setup of this research will be established with the Master student at the beginning of the thesis.