Faculty Member Research Affiliation

Martin Ackermann
Molecular microbiology and experimental evolution of bacteria; phenotypic noise, the evolution of new functions, and the division of labor. EAWAG/ETHZ

Homayoun Bagheri
Population genetics; forces that change population composition, and mechanisms of inheritance from parent to offspring. Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies (UZH)

Wolf Blanckenhorn
Evolutionary ecology; integration of questions and methods of ecology, life history, population biology, behavior, genetics, functional morphology, phylogenetics and physiology; primary study organisms are dung flies. Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies (UZH)

Sebastian Bonhoeffer
Evolution and population biology of infectious diseases; mathematical and computational models of the population dynamics of viral (especially HIV) infections within infected individuals; evolution of drug resistance; evolution of recombination. Institute of Integrative Biology (ETHZ)

Hugo Bucher
Palaeontology: Biotic-abiotic interactions during extinctions and recoveries, with emphasis on ammonoids. Morphogenesis of the molluscan shell and the ontogeny-phylogeny relations. Palaeontological Institute and Museum (UZH)

Peter Hochuli
Evolution of terrestrial plants and ecosystems in relation to environmental changes; focus on the Early Triassic and on the Early Cretaceous. Palaeontological Institute and Museum (UZH)

Jukka Jokela
Maintenance of genetic polymorphism in natural populations, antagonistic coevolution between hosts and their parasites, life-history evolution, immunoecology and mating system evolution of hermaphroditic animals. Institute of Integrative Biology (ETHZ) / EAWAG Department of Aquatic Ecology

Lukas Keller
Ecology, evolution, and genetics of small or fragmented populations in the wild. Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies (UZH)

Christian Klug
Cephalopod evolution, origin of ammonoids in the Early Devonian with its various palaeobiological aspects (phylogeny, development, ecology, construction). Palaeontological Institute and Museum (UZH)

Barbara Koenig
Social interactions in mammals; integration of behavioural, ecological, physiological, and molecular genetic methods to understand the causes and mechanisms of social behaviour. Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies (UZH)

Michael Krützen
Evolutionary genetics approaches to understand the origins and evolution of human behaviour and cultures; focus on a comparative approach using great apes, other primates, and taxa with similar life history parameters, such as cetaceans. Anthropological Institute and Museum(UZH)

Marta Manser
Evolution and mechanisms underlying group coordination; communication and cognitive aspects in mammals in their natural environment. Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies (UZH)

Bruce McDonald
Population genetics and evolutionary biology of plant pathogenic fungi; major topics include evolutionary history of pathogen effectors, phylogeography, pathogen emergence and center of origin. Dept. of Agricultural and Food Sciences/Plant Pathology (ETHZ)

Marcelo Sánchez
Comparative ontogeny of land vertebrates, palaeobiology of reptiles and mammals, heterochrony in the skeletal system, homology and systematics, palaentological fieldwork in South America and Switzerland. Palaeontological Institute and Museum (UZH)

Paul Schmid-Hempel
Evolutionary ecology of host-parasite interactions, immune defense strategies and maintenance of genetic diversity; parasites and host population structure and differentiation; genomics of pollinators. Institute of Integrative Biology (ETHZ)

Kentaro Shimizu
Evolutionary and ecological functional genomics, adaptation and speciation in Arabidopsis relatives, molecular population genetics, plant reproductive systems. Institute of Plant Biology (UZH)

Carel van Schaik
Social evolution in primates, especially evolution of human behavior; comparative study of primate behavior, culture and cognition, in the wild and in captivity. Anthropological Institute and Museum (UZH)

Barbara Tschirren
Evolutionary and behavioural ecology, immunogenetics and ecophysiology of vertebrates; Transgenerational effects; Host-parasite interactions, Sexual selection. Our main study systems are birds and small mammals. Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies (UZH)

Andreas Wagner
Evolutionary innovation; molecular evolution of genes, genomes, and complex biological networks, including metabolic and regulatory networks; evolution of robustness in complex systems Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies (UZH)

Alex Widmer
Genetic basis of plant adaptation, reproductive isolation and speciation using population genetic and functional genomic approaches, experiments, and analyses of natural populations. Institute of Integrative Biology/Plant Ecological Genetics (ETHZ)

Tony Wilson
Parental investment and mate choice in seahorses and pipefishes, which have male pregnancy; lab and field studies on the origins of male pregnancy, and its consequences on the reproductive ecology of the group. Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies (UZH)

Christoph Zollikofer
Paleoanthropology; 3D and 4D geometric morphometric analysis and morphogenetic modeling; hominin population dispersals in the Pleistocene. Anthropological Institute (UZH)