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Area of research
Taxonomy, phylogeny and evolution of parasitoid wasps, especially Diplazontinae (Ichneumonidae). Courtship behavior and its evolution within Hymenoptera. Factors influencing diversification rates, especially the evolution of host ranges and host-parasitoid co-diversification.
Molecular and morphological phylogenetics, phylogenetic information content of characters and its quantification, ancestral state reconstruction, and Bayesian methods to infer phylogenies and evolutionary processes.
PhD studies at the University of Bern and at the Natural History Museum of Bern, Department of Invertebrates (2006-March 2010) (title: “Taxonomy, phylogeny and the evolution of courtship in Diplazontinae (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae)"). Supervisor: Dr. Christian Kropf; Extern supervisor: Prof. Donald Quicke, Ascot, UK.
GBIF project "Ichneumonidae Schweiz" (digitalization of about 80´000 ichneumonid specimens in the five major natural history museums in Switzerland, 2005-2007). Master thesis in theoretical population genetics with Prof. Laurent Excoffier (title: “The fate of mutations surfing on the wave of a range expansion") (2004-2005). Undergraduate studies in biology and zoology at the UniversityofBern (2000-2003).
Switzerland (mainly Alps), France.
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