Prof. Jake Alexander - Assistant Professor

Two of the most pressing challenges for environmental biologists are forecasting the spread of non-native invasions and predicting the response of native species to global climate change.  My research explores leading questions at the intersection of these global challenges, rooted in a fundamental curiosity in the ecological and evolutionary factors that shape species distributions. My current work focuses on three core questions:

  •     What limits the spread and impacts of invasive species?
  •     How do species interactions shape climate change responses?
  •     Can species evolve to rapidly changing climate?

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Curriculum vitae

Since 2016
Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Visiting Scholar, Dept. Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology, University of California Santa Barbara, USA.

2011 - 2016
Senior scientist, Postdoc, group of Jonathan Levine, Institute of Integrative Biology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

2008 - 2011
Postdoctoral researcher and lecturer, group of Peter Edwards, Institute of Integrative Biology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

2004 - 2006
Visiting scientist, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, La Grande, Oregon, USA.

2004 - 2008
PhD thesis at Institute of Integrative Biology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland (with Hansjörg Dietz and Peter Edwards).

2001 - 2002
Student researcher, Botany Department, Natural History Museum, London, UK.

1999 - 2003
BSc (Hons) Imperial College London, UK.

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