Ph. D. student
Institute of Ecology and Evolution
University of Bern
Phone: +41 31 631 30 38
Fax: +41 31 631 48 88
My main interests are in speciation concept. It is really interesting to try to understand which mechanisms are leading to the formation of new species.
During my PhD thesis I will explore several hybrid zones between evolutionary lineages of the common voles (Microtus arvalis), in the goal to study the nature of reproductive isolation. I will study population genetics of sex-specific gene flow across hybrid zones. Genomic divergence will be characterized between the different lineages of the common voles. Furthermore mechanisms of partial reproductive isolation will be studied by mating choice and breeding experiments.
Born October 2nd in Sierre (VS, CH), 1984
|2010||-||Ph.D. thesis in Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern (BE, CH) under supervision of PD Dr. Gerald Heckel|
|2008||-||2010||Master in Behavior, Evolution and Conservation, University of Lausanne (VD, CH) under supervision of Prof. Peter Vogel, Prof. Nicolas Perrin and Prof. Jérome Goudet|
|2005||-||2008||Bachelor ès Sciences of Biology, University of Lausanne (VD, CH)|