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The main focus points of my biological interests are the ecological aspects of evolution, such as phylo-geography, eco-morphology and taxonomy. I am especially fascinated by the huge variety of forms and eco-morphs, present within the cichlid fish family, especially the ones in the radiations of the east African Great Lakes. In my PhD, I aim to assess the genetic base of certain key-traits involved in speciation and the role of different selective pressures in the formation of new species, using the highly diverse species assemblages of Lake Tanganyika.
I spend all the money I can save to travel the world - whenever possible. I love to explore different cultures and countries, of such especially those with good divesites. During the times at home I really enjoy a beer out with friends or once in a while a good movie. In winter I also like to get on my board and slide down the hills.
|Born in 1984 in Chur (GR), Switzerland|
|2010-present||PhD thesis at the Zoological Institute, University of Basel|
|2007-2009||M.sc at the Department of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Basel|
|2004-2007||B.sc of animal- and plant science at the University of Basel|