Our group uses theoretical and experimental approaches to understand the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of species interactions and disease. We integrate eco-evolutionary processes in dynamical landscapes, which incorporates issues such as spatio-temporal variation in environmental conditions, disturbance and connectivity (dispersal). We also study cancer evolution, the evolution of social strategies and innovations. Our main experimental systems are protozoan model species (Tetrahymena, Paramecium) and their natural enemies (Didinium, Holospora), as well as bacteria (Pseudomonas aeruginosa) and their lytic phages.
We are really excited that Flore Zélé, a new permanent researcher, will be joining our team in February 2021. She will be using laboratory and field experiments to investigate the interplay between reproductive interference and
New EEC team mates in 2019: Giacomo Zilio has started a postdoc financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Louise Noergaard has travelled the Seven Seas from Australia for a short-term collaborative project to
In a recent paper published in Nature Ecology and Evolution two EEC members, Oliver Kaltz and Emanuel Fronhofer, investigate how dispersal, a central life-history trait, is influenced by the food web context, specifically, bottom-up and