Department Fish Ecology and Evolution


This page provides information about our teaching activities at the Institute of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Berne, Switzerland.

Study programs at University of Berne

You will find the complete overview of the courses at the  core teaching System of the University of Berne.

Fall Semester 2020

5637Speciation, lecture and workshop13.15-16.00 TuesdayUni Bern
402777Scientific methods in Ecology and Evolution, lecture with practical08.15-11.00
Uni Bern
403276Conservation Biology and Evolutionary Biodiversity Dynamics 08.15-10.00 Wednesday
10.15-12.00 Thursday
Wednesday 20.1.21 14.00-16.00
Uni Bern
10859Introduction to Ecology and Evolution12.15-14.00 Tuesday
10.15-12.00 Thursday
10.15-11.00 Friday
Thursday 14.1.21 10.00-12.00
Uni Bern
11842Aquatic Ecology & Evolution, Advanced praticals 
(BSc thesis)
Uni Bern & Eawag Kastanienbaum
100498Aquatic ecology & evolution (MSc thesis)
Journal Club
10898Journal Club macroevolution10.00 - 11.00 WednesdayEawag Kastanienbaum
100246Lecture Series in Ecology & Evolution16.15 - 18.00 TuesdayHallerauditorium,
Baltzerstrasse 1, 
Uni Bern
10889Graduate research seminar / problem solving11.00 - 12.30 WednesdayEawag Kastanienbaum
10856Seminar Series in Aquatic Ecology and Evolution14.00 - 15.30 WednesdayEawag Kastanienbaum


  • Lecture Series in Ecology and Evolution
    Weekly seminars of the Institute of Ecology & Evolution, University of Bern

  • Eawag Seminars
    Weekly seminars at Eawag Dübendorf core topic «Distinguished Lecturer Series»


Seminar series in Aquatic Ecology & Macroevolution

Weekly seminar series at Eawag, Kastanienbaum, on Wednesdays at 14h

All seminars will also be available on Zoom. Please contact us if you are interested in listening to one of our seminars (


Who (Host) Title

Prof. Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan,
University of Cape Town, South Africa
(Ole Seehausen)

Unravelling the Biology of Extinct Animals

No seminar

30.09.2020 Dr. Catalina Chaparro Pedraza, Eawag Fish Ecology & Evolution and SIAM
(Ole Seehausen
Tipping points and regime shifts: evolutionary ecology of ecosystems under stress

Dr. Mary Kishe, Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
(Ole Seehausen)

Anthropogenic, Environmental and Climatic Stressors in Lake Victoria and their Consequences on the Biodiversity

Dr. Anna Mahulu, Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen, Germany
(Ole Seehausen)

Biogeographical and evolutionary dynamics of freshwater gastropod biodiversity in Africa

Kassandra Ford, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
(Ole Seehausen)

Convergent evolution of craniofacial morphologies in apteronotid and mormyrid electric fishes
28.10.2020 at 19.00

Dr. Nicola Smith, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby BC, Canada
(Ole Seehausen)

Conceptual and applied approaches to marine invasions: Indo-Pacific lionfish as a model system

Dr. Celina Baines, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
(Johanna Ten Brink)

The effects of phenotype-by-environment interactions on dispersal behaviour
04.11.2020 at 17.15

Elizabeth Mrema, Executive Secretary to the Convention on Biological Diversity
(Ole Seehausen)

The present state of biodiversity and the way forward

Prof. Colette St. Mary, Department of Biology, University of Florida, Bartram Hall, United States
(Johanna Ten Brink)

Integrative biology: expert in some, fluent in others

Dr. Reeta Sharma, Wildlife Institute of India (WII), India
(Philine Feulner)

Conservation of Asian elephants in the Anthropocene: Why genetic/genomic data is important

Alexus Roberts, University of California, Davis, United States
(Ole Seehausen)

The effects of morphological innovations on the diversification of fish feeding mechanisms

Prof. Tshifhiwa Mandiwana-Neudani, Department of Biodiversity, University of Limpopo, South Africa
(Nare Ngoepe)

Using multiple evidence base approach matters in systematics: a case of ‘Francolins’ (Galliformes,  ‘Francolinus’)

Prof. Swanne Gordon, Washington University in St. Louis, United States
(Blake Matthews)

The Role of Behaviour on Eco-Evo and Predator-Prey Interactions

Sheela Turbek, The Taylor Lab, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
(Anna Feller)

Rapid speciation via the evolution of pre-mating isolation in birds


Administration Institute of Ecology & Evolution

Rahel Schwitter
Institute of Ecology & Evolution
Baltzerstrasse 6
CH-3012 Bern

Tel. +41 (0)31 631 30 09
Institute of Ecology and Evolution

Seminar series Aquatic Ecology & Macroevolution