Aquatic Ecology & Evolution



About me

I am a PhD student co-supervised by Ole Seehausen and Martine Maan from University of Groningen, NL.

Curriculum vitae

  • PhD student in Behavioural ecology, University of Groningen, Netherlands. Sandwich program with: University of Bern, Switzerland and EAWAG, Switzerland.
  • Teaching qualification for secondary schools, high schools and professional schools, Haute Ecole Pédagogique, Bienne, Switzerland.
  • Master of Sciences in Biology of parasites and Eco-ethology, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
  • Bachelor of Sciences in Biology, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.



The role of parasites in host speciation: testing for parasite-mediated divergent selection at different stages of speciation in cichlid fish.

Previous findings indicate that parasites exert strong selection on host populations. It is therefore possible that parasite infections initiate coevolutionary arms races that may facilitate ecological speciation.
The aim of the project is to investigate the role of parasites in speciation and adaptive radiation of cichlid fish.