Community Ecology Research


See here for currently open positions and Bsc/MSc projects in my group. In addition, I encourage direct applications for projects that have an independent financing, such as Ambizione or Marie-Curie fellowships. For an overview of possible independent Postdoc funding, see here: UZH Postdoc funding. For all funding opportunities, please contact me minimally 4–6 months ahead of the submission deadline, to have sufficient time to develop a proposal and to accommodate all administrative procedures required.

If you have a project idea and a financing plan, please contact me, sending me your CV, two addresses of academic references as well as a 1–2 page summary of your project plan.


Open PhD and Postdoc positions:

> PhD position in Molecular Ecology and Biodiversity. Apply by December 10th 2024 More Info



Available BSc or MSc projects (thesis projects are primarily targeting UZH and ETHZ students):

The following projects are currently available:

> Unraveling the effects of local and landscape factors on arthropod communities on green roofs using environmental DNA metabarcoding. More Info

> Investigating interactions between ecosystems through the flow of non-living material. More Info

> Understanding meta-ecosystem dynamics using protist microcosm experiments. More Info

> Integrating realistic landscape features into meta-ecosystem theory. More Info

> Modelling transport of environmental DNA in river networks. More Info

> Synchrony and persistence of populations in river networks. More Info

> Unraveling community structure of aquatic insects in a river catchment. More Info

> Leaf litter decomposition experiments using amphipods as study organism. More Info

> Long-term temporal patterns of amphipod communities in tributaries of Lake Constance. More Info

> Explore unknown groundwater biodiversity using environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding. More Info


If  your interests match our research, feel free to contact me.