We study the selective forces that currently act especially on fish populations, e.g. the effects of human activities in interaction with natural and sexual selection. We are also study the evolution of cooperation in conflict situations.
Associate Professor of Biology, University of Lausanne.
Sarah and Daniel Hrdy Visiting Professor of Conservation Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, USA.
SNF Research Professor, University of Bern (later at University of Lausanne).
Research fellow at Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG), Kastanienbaum, Switzerland.
2000 - 2002
Research fellow at University of Edinburgh, UK.
(Swiss National Science Foundation)
1999 - 2000
Research fellow at University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA.
(Cloëtta Foundation and Wander Foundation)
Research fellow, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG), Kastanienbaum, Switzerland.
1991 - 1999
"Assistent" and later "Oberassistent" (equivalent to lecturer), University of Bern, Switzerland.
PhD, University of Bern (supervised by Prof. M. Milinski)
Editorial boards and review panels
2008 - 2012
Member of the European Science Foundation (ESF) Pool of Referees
2003 - 2008
Ecology Letters, Receiving editor
BMC Evolutionary Biology, Member of editorial board
Evolutionary Psychology, Member of editorial board
BMC Research Notes, Member of editorial board
Behavioral and Brain Sciences Associate
2002 - 2007
Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Member of editorial board
2004 - 2007
Ecological Research, Handling editor
Manuscripts refereed for:
Acta Oecologica; American Naturalist; Animal Behaviour; Animal Conservation; Aquaculture; Aquatic Ecology; Aquatic Sciences; Behavioral Ecology; Behaviour; Behavioural Ecology & Sociobiology; Biological Invasions; Biological Journal of the Linnean Society; Biological Reviews; Biology Letters; BMC Biology; BMC Ecology; BMC Evolutionary Biology; BMC Research Notes; Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences; Canadian Journal of Zoology; Cognition; Conservation Biology; Conservation Genetics; Current Biology; Diseases of Aquatic Organisms; Ecology; Ecology Letters; Ecology or Freshwater Fishes; Ecological Application; Ecological Research; Ethology; Etologia; Evolution; Evolutionary Biology; Evolutionary Ecology; Evolutionary Psychology; Evolution and Human Behavior (formerly Ethology and Sociobiology); Fish & Fisheries; Fisheries Management and Ecology; Functional Ecology; Global Change Biology; Heredity; Human Nature; Hydrobiologia; Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management; International Journal of Parasitology; Journal of Applied Ichthyology; Journal of Biology; Journal of Evolutionary Biology; Journal of Field Ornithology; Journal of Fish Biology; Journal of Parasitology; Journal of Reproduction and Fertility; Journal of Soils and Sediments; Journal of Theoretical Biology; Journal of the Royal Society Interface; Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research; Molecular Ecology; Nature; Nature Reviews Genetics; Naturwissenschaften; Oikos; Oekologia; Parasitology; Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B; Physiology and Behavior; Public Library of Science One; Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B; Psychological Bulletin; Psychological Science; Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries; Science; Transactions of the American Fisheries Society; Trends in Ecology and Evolution; various book chapters and book proposals
Grant proposals refereed for:
European Science Foundation; Swiss National Science Foundation; Wellcome Trust, UK; Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council, UK; Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), UK; Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC); National Science Foundation, USA; German Research Foundation (DFG); Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung, Austria; Israel Science Foundation; Research Council of Norway; Marden Fund Council, Royal Society of New Zealand; The Royal Society of London, UK
Society for Conservation Biology
European Society for Evolutionary Biology
Société Suisse de Zoologie
Ecological Society of Japan
American Fisheries Society
Schweizerische Vereinigung der Fischereiaufseher