Lucie Büchi

Research Interests

The aim of my PhD is to investigate the effect of spatial processes on the evolution of ecological niche and dispersal in metacommunity systems, using computer modelling and simulations. The model used is the following: trophically-equivalent species are generated and released in a heterogeneous landscape in which they will compete for resources and grow according to local environmental conditions. The idea is then to study the influence of the landscape's spatial structure on the community's construction and also on the species' characteristics.

Curriculum vitae

Born on September 19th 1981 in Lausanne, Switzerland

PhD thesis with Dr. Alexandre Hirzel

2004 - 2005
Diploma thesis with Prof. Jérôme Goudet: « Influence de l'architecture génétique de traits polygéniques sur la relation entre différenciation quantitative et différenciation moléculaire de populations »

2000 - 2005
Studies in Biology (Evolution, Ecology, Zoology) at the University of Lausanne


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