Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies



Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies
University of Zurich
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zurich
phone: +4144 635 49 99

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4th Peter & Rosemary Grant Lecture in Evolutionary Biology

Speaker: Prof. Susan Alberts
(Department of Biology, Duke University, USA)

Titel: The enduring shadow of adversity: Social and ecological effects on fitness in a wild primate

Place: Uni Zurich Y15-G-19

Date: 2015-02-16, 16:15

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News release

Sophisticated system prevents self-fertilization in petunias

Mediadesk UZH (2015-01-08)

Ken-ichi Kubo, Timothy Paape, Masaomi Hatakeyama, Tetsuyuki Entani, Akie Takara, Kie Kajihara, Mai Tsukahara, Rie Shimizu-Inatsugi, Kentaro K. Shimizu* and Seiji Takayama*. Gene duplication and genetic exchange drive the evolution of S-RNase-based self-incompatibility in Petunia. Nature Plants. 8. Januar, 2015. DOI: 10.1038/NPLANTS.2014.5

Welcome to the Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies

At the Institute 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.

Research Areas

Animal Behaviour
Animal Behaviour
Ecology & Environment
Evolutionary Biology
Evolutionary Biology