Dr. Sergio Rasmann
Our lab studies the ecology and evolution of plant-insect interactions, including aspects of herbivory, community ecology, chemical ecology, ecological gradients, and coevolution. Research projects include work on tritrophic interactions and trophic cascades, above-belowground interactions, local biodiversity, the biology of soil biota, the evolution of plant defense strategies, and epigenetic mechanisms of plant resistance.
SNF Ambizione fellowship, Department of Ecology & Evolution, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
Postdoctoral researcher (Agrawal lab), Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, USA.
2006 - 2007
Civil service. Development work in Bolivia. Funded by Swiss government
2002 – 2006
PhD Thesis supervised by Prof. Ted Turlings (Farce lab) at University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
2001 – 2002
Master thesis supervised by Prof. Martine Rahier (e-vol), University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
1997 – 2002
Undergraduate studies at the University of Neuchâtel (Specialization in Ecology and Systematics).