Department Fish Ecology and Evolution

Fish Ecology & Evolution (FishEc)

We study ecology, evolution and biodiversity of fishes and other aquatic organisms. We are interested in the mechanisms that drive the origins, the maintenance and the loss of species, genetic and functional diversity.

 

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News

May 13, 2022 –

As of 1 May 2022, Andrin Krähenbühl will head the FIBER fisheries advisory service at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) in Kastanienbaum. The biologist and angler brings with him experience from...

As of 1 May 2022, Andrin Krähenbühl will head the FIBER fisheries advisory service at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) in Kastanienbaum. The biologist and angler brings with him experience from research and association work. And he is convinced that it serves everyone if the institutions work well together: fisheries, research and biodiversity.

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April 5, 2022 –

Sarya, Ole and colleagues studied Mediterranean wrasses of the tribe Labrini which evolved two species radiations each harbouring several species with a brown and a green morph.

Sarya, Ole and colleagues studied Mediterranean wrasses of the tribe Labrini which evolved two species radiations each harbouring several species with a brown and a green morph.

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April 5, 2022 –

Ontogenetic diet shifts, where individuals change their resource use during development, are the rule rather than the exception in the animal world. Hanna studied the effects of competition among juveniles on the likelihood of an...

Ontogenetic diet shifts, where individuals change their resource use during development, are the rule rather than the exception in the animal world. Hanna studied the effects of competition among juveniles on the likelihood of an adaptive radiation to arise using a size-structured consumer-resource model and the adaptive dynamics approach.

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March 18, 2022 –

For her PhD thesis "On the genetic architecture of an adaptive radiation", Anna Feller has won the University of Bern's Faculty Prize 2021 in Biology. The Faculty Prizes are awarded once a year for each department. We congratulate...

For her PhD thesis "On the genetic architecture of an adaptive radiation", Anna Feller has won the University of Bern's Faculty Prize 2021 in Biology. The Faculty Prizes are awarded once a year for each department. We congratulate her warmly!

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Latest Publication

Mancinelli, A. C., Mattioli, S., Twining, C., Bosco, A. D., Donoghue, A. M., Arsi, K., … Castellini, C. (2022). Poultry meat and eggs as an alternative source of n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids for human nutrition. Nutrients, 14(9), 1969 (29 pp.). doi:10.3390/nu14091969, Institutional Repository

Research Projects

We investigate the mechanisms of speciation and adaptive radiation
Genome evolution and genomic divergence across the Swiss Alpine whitefish radiation
Investigating the interactions between migration ecology, local adaptation and diversification