Born on February 20, 1964 in Delémont, Jura, Switzerland.
Associate Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne
2002 - 2015
"Maître d'Enseignement et de Recherche", Department of Ecology and Evolution (DEE).
2000 - 2002
Research fellow (Swiss National Science Foundation) "Host specificity in parasitic mites (Spinturnix spp.) infesting Myotis bat species" and senior assistant at the Institute of Ecology.
1998 - 2000
Research fellow (Swiss National Science Foundation) "Parasitism in two sibling species of bats intimately coexisting in their colonial roosts".
1996 - 1997
Postdoctoral research fellow at Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris (Prof. A. P. Møller), and Dept. of Zoology, University of Extremadura, Badajoz (Prof. F. de Lope). Genetic and environmental components of phenotypic variation in immune response of a colonial bird, the house martin (Delichon urbica).
1995 - 1996
Senior assistant in Zoology at the University of Lausanne (CH).
1990 - 1994
PhD thesis at the University of Lausanne (Prof. H. Richner). "Behavioural adaptations to parasitism: costs and conflicts in the Great Tit (Parus major)".
1985 - 1989
Studies in Botany, Zoology and Ecology at the University of Lausanne, CH