Yuri Kläfiger

Universität Basel,
Zoologisches Institut
Vesalgasse 1
CH-4051 Basel


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Yuri Kläfiger

Master student in the group of Walter Salzburger.

Current research

During my Master thesis I am focusing on the evolutionary significance of egg-spots in cichlid fishes, conspicuously colored spots on male anal fins. They are a specific structure present in the group that contains most cichlid-species, the Haplochromines, and may play a role in the mate choice of these mouthbrooders. Starting from a behavioural point of view, I am planning mate choice trials to unravel the importance of eggspots for female mate choice.

...what else?

Whenever there is the opportunity I enjoy going to a good concert with friends, otherwise we wake up the neighbors ourselves, playing instruments. Furthermore I organize a movie night sometimes and I try to draw, do some sports and catch a plane to …

Curriculum vitae

Born in 1985 in Carona (TI), Switzerland
2009-present M.Sc at the Department of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Basel
2005-2008 B.Sc of animal- and plant-science at the University of Basel