Abteilung Fischökologie & Evolution


Umfangreiche Genetikstudie der einzigartigen Populationsstrukturen von diversen Flussfischarten und deren Vernetzung in der Schweizer Flusslandschaft
Dieses umfassende Projekt soll dringend benötigtes Grundlagenwissen über die bedrohte Wanderform der Forelle schaffen.
We investigate the mechanisms of speciation and adaptive radiation
We investigate the ecological and genetic basis of adaptation to elevational variation in rivers and depth variation in lakes
In this project we are interested in which traits govern the efficiency of stickleback foraging in different ecological contexts.
We study causes of variation in diversity of fish assemblages and we wish to understand how variation in diversity affects the lake ecosystems
We work to combat what we consider the largest stumbling block on the way to successful biodiversity management and conservation in aquatic ecosystems: the lack of quantitative baseline data
Fast zwei Drittel der einheimischen Fischarten sind vom Aussterben bedroht. Um die aquatische Artenvielfalt und die nötigen Lebensräume zu erhalten ...
Genome evolution and genomic divergence across the Swiss Alpine whitefish radiation
Population genomics following experimental host parasite evolution of Chlorella algae and viruses
Investigating the interactions between migration ecology, local adaptation and diversification
Assessing biodiversity from genes to communities in Swiss river fish
Watercourses are among earth's most biodiverse ecosystems. However, they are also under severe pressure from construction work and hydropower generation, among other things.
Do fish and invertebrates like the Rolling Stones?
Understand the mechanisms how adaptive evolution shapes reciprocal interactions between organisms and their environment, leading to either new opportunities or new constraints for further adaptation.

Feedbacks between ecosystem dynamics and genomics

New tools to monitor changes in ecosystem conditions and to quantify genetic changes of populations in (semi-)natural environments to predict how human mediated environmental change will influence stability and resilience of ecosystems.
Underlying mechanisms and ecosystem feedbacks
Interactive effects of diet and nutrition on phenotypic plasticity and adaptation
Myvatn threespine stickleback as a model
20,000 years of evolution and ecosystem dynamics in the world’s largest tropical lake reconstructed from sediment cores, fossils, and ancient DNA.