List of ongoing projects

  • SwissBOL
  • Biology ethnology
  • Is everything everywhere?
    A metabarcoding approach to protist biogeography


Completed Project

List of topics and projects

Our research falls within two general topics:

  1. community and ecosystem ecology
  2. biodiversity and evolution of protists

Community and ecosystem ecology

  • Ecology of above-ground and below-ground communities, ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry & functional soil ecology
  • Applied community ecology: biomonitoring and palaecology

Biodiversity and evolution of protists

  • Phylogeny, taxonomy, biodiversity, and biogeography of soil protists with special focus on testate amoebae, other ameoboid protists, and oomycetes
  • Evolutionary biology: convergence, symbiosis, and sex