At the Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, we are dedicated to advancing the scientific understanding of living organisms and their interactions in the environment.
We employ a multidisciplinary mixture of approaches from ecology, evolution and environmental sciences to study a wide variety of organisms and ecosystems.
We conduct cutting-edge research, innovative student training, and regular public outreach. We further complement our endeavour for high quality research and teaching with close scientific collaborations and student exchanges with first-class institutions in Switzerland and abroad.
We foster a philosophy of scientific practice and training that highlights the ethical responsibilities of scientists to their colleagues, society and the environment.