Staff

David Frei

David Frei

Department Fish Ecology & Evolution

About Me

My research interests are related to evolutionary genomics, speciation genomics and local adaptation. My project focuses on speciation and its genomic basis, as well as on speciation reversal in Alpine whitefish. During the last century, whitefish diversity within Swiss lakes decreased dramatically, probably due to cultural eutrophication of many Swiss lakes: Eutrophication decreased available ecological- and reproductive niche space and simultaneously induced speciation reversal of sympatric Alpine whitefish species. The whitefish species of Lake Constance are an ideal system to study the genomic consequences of adaptation, speciation and also its reversal, which hopefully will help to understand the evolutionary responses of evolutionary young species complexes to changing environments.

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Projects

Genome evolution and genomic divergence across the Swiss Alpine whitefish radiation

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Address

E-Mail: david.frei@eawag.ch
Phone: +41 58 765 2158
Fax: +41 58 765 2168
Address: Eawag
Seestrasse 79
6047 Kastanienbaum
Office: SL B15

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Research Group

Fish Genomics

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Research Focus

Evolutionary genomics

Ecological speciation

Speciation reversal

Extinction by hybridization

Whole-genome sequencing


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