Sonja Lötscher | MSc Student


Alpine marmots live in family groups and defend their territory against other family groups. They are sensitive to intrinsic factors, such as local population densities, but also to environmental factors, such as a rise in temperature in the high Alpine Ecosystem. In my MSc thesis, using historical and new data on local abundance and distribution, I will examine environmental and social factors determining the distribution and structure of Alpine marmot family groups.

My broader interest in Ecology is covered by the terms conservation and management.



  • 2016-present, MSc Student, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zürich
  • 2012-2016, BSc Student in Biology, University of Zürich