Christian Kuster

  • Citations Per Year
Learn More
It is known that cyanobacteria negatively affect herbivores due to their production of toxins such as protease inhibitors. In the present study we investigated potential interspecific differences between two major herbivores, Daphnia magna and Daphnia pulex, in terms of their tolerance to cyanobacteria with protease inhibitors. Seven clones each of D. magna(More)
Daphnia populations often show rapid microevolutionary adaptation to environmental changes. Here, we investigated the possibility that microevolution of Daphnia populations could be driven by natural sestonic Protease Inhibition (PI). We hypothesized that PI changes seasonally, which might lead to concomitant changes in tolerance to PI in a co-occurring(More)
Determining genetic variation at the DNA level within and between natural populations is important for understanding the role of natural selection on phenotypic traits, but many techniques of screening for genetic variation are either cost intensive, not sensitive enough or too labour- and time-consuming. Here, we demonstrate high-resolution melting(More)
In this work we describe the Agent World Editor, a graphical editor that supports the development and validation of multi-agent systems in JIAC V. For the development of this editor, which complies with the OSGi technology, a model-driven approach was used. Concepts that support the developer to design multi-agent systems in JIAC V have been developed as(More)
Protease inhibitors of primary producers are a major food quality constraint for herbivores. In nutrient-rich freshwater ecosystems, the interaction between primary producers and herbivores is mainly represented by Daphnia and cyanobacteria. Protease inhibitors have been found in many cyanobacterial blooms. These inhibitors have been shown (both in vitro(More)
In psychiatrischen Kliniken wohnt ein grosser Teil der erwachsenen Geistigbehinderten, welche keinen anderen Platz, z. B. in einem speziell geeigneten Wohnheim, gefunden haben. Am Beispiel der beiden Halbkantone Basel-Stadt und Baselland kann gezeigt werden, dass eine dauernde Klinikhospitalisierung in keinem Falle durch den Schweregrad der Behinderung(More)
Computer systems are becoming more and more ubiquitous. Many of today’s application areas do not fit for monolithic approaches, but for distributed intelligent systems. The multi-agent paradigm is an appropriate and therefore popular approach for building these systems. To interpret messages and provided services the agents need a common ontology. Solutions(More)
Mentally retarded adults frequently live in psychatric hospitals because no other place could be found for them. Analysis of data of all mentally handicapped residents in psychatric clinics and special homes in two swiss cantons showed that in no case permanent hospitalisation was justified by severity of additional handicaps nor by behavioural(More)
Traffic systems of major cities have reached a high level of sophistication, yet, we think their heterogeneity difficult. Ever-new mobility concepts occur, such as car or ride sharing. It is our opinion that a holistic consideration of all available concepts may provide significant benefits. In this paper we present such consideration in the form of an open(More)
  • 1