Welcome to the Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies
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.