Dr Remo Ryser

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research interests


I simulate dynamics in complex foodwebs in different landscapes and complex spatial networks. I am interested in how local trophic dynamics and meta-population dynamics interact in shaping foodweb and meta-foodweb structures.



Since 11/2020
PostDoc at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig

10/2016 - 11/2020
PhD Thesis at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig: Synthesis of spatial and trophic networks and their response to global change

09/2010 – 07/2015
Studies in biology with focus on ecology and evolution, University of Bern, Switzerland

Master of Science
Thesis: Development and evaluation of new methods to study the impact of light pollution on ecological interaction networks

Bachelor of Science
Thesis: From dusk till dawn: Day time – night time plant-flower visitors and night time sampling methods

Publications before iDiv


Knop, E., Gerpe, C., Ryser, R., Hofmann, F., Menz, M. H., Trösch, S., ... & Fontaine, C. (2018). Rush hours in flower visitors over a day–night cycle. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 11(3), 267-275.

Knop, E., Zoller, L., Ryser, R., Gerpe, C., Hörler, M., & Fontaine, C. (2017). Artificial light at night as a new threat to pollination. Nature, 548(7666), 206.

iDiv publications


Albert, Georg, Gauzens, Benoit, Ryser, Remo, Thébault, Elisa, Wang, Shaopeng, Brose, Ulrich

(2023): Animal and plant space-use drive plant diversity–productivity relationships. Ecology Letters

Sanders, Dirk, Hirt, Myriam R., Brose, Ulrich, Evans, Darren M., Gaston, Kevin J., Gauzens, Benoit, Ryser, Remo

(2023): How artificial light at night may rewire ecological networks: concepts and models. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Dyer, Alexander, Ryser, Remo, Brose, Ulrich, Amyntas, Angelos, Bodnar, Nora, Boy, Thomas, Franziska Bucher, Solveig, Cesarz, Simone, Eisenhauer, Nico, Gebler, Alban, Hines, Jes, Kyba, Christopher C. M., Menz, Myles H. M., Rackwitz, Karl, Shatwell, Tom, Terlau, Jördis F., Hirt, Myriam R.

(2023): Insect communities under skyglow: diffuse night-time illuminance induces spatio-temporal shifts in movement and predation. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Hirt, Myriam R., Evans, Darren M., Miller, Colleen R., Ryser, Remo

(2023): Light pollution in complex ecological systems. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Bauer, B., Berti, E., Ryser, R., Gauzens, B., Hirt, M. R., Rosenbaum, B., Digel, C., Ott, D., Scheu, S. and Brose, U.

(2022): Biotic filtering by species’ interactions constrains food-web variability across spatial and abiotic gradients. Ecology Letters

Ryser, R., Hirt, M. R., Häussler, J., Gravel, D., Brose, U.

(2021): Landscape heterogeneity buffers biodiversity of simulated meta-food-webs under global change through rescue and drainage effects. Nature Communications

J. Häussler, R. Ryser, U. Brose

(2021): Invasive spread in meta-food-webs depends on landscape structure, fertilization and species characteristics. Oikos

S. Larsen, L. Comte, A. Filipa Filipe, M.-J. Fortin, C. Jacquet, R. Ryser, P. A. Tedesco, U. Brose, T. Erős, X. Giam, K. Irving, A. Ruhi, S. Sharma, J. D. Olden

(2021): The geography of metapopulation synchrony in dendritic river networks. Ecology Letters

Brose, U., P. Archambault, A. D. Barnes, L.-F. Bersier, T. Boy, ..., C. Digel, A. Dissanayake, A. A. V. Flores, K. Fussmann, B. Gauzens, C. Gray, J. Häussler, M. R. Hirt, U. Jacob, ..., E. Latz, K. Layer-Dobra, P. Legagneux, Y. Li, ..., B. C. Rall, B. Rosenbaum, R. Ryser, A. Silva, E. H. Sohlström, ..., S. Wang, J. M. Wefer, ..., A. C. Iles

(2019): Predator traits determine food-web architecture across ecosystems. Nature ecology & evolution
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