Amaranta Fontcuberta

Since early in my studies in Biology, I have been interested in fundamental research at the interface between molecular biology and ecology. I am amazed by the diverse adaptations to different environments one can observe in nature, and I want to understand the mechanisms of how such adaptations come about and how and why they evolved.

For my master’s thesis I studied the consequences of reproductive modes in the genetic structure of populations and colonization history of a grassthrips species.

For my PhD I am interested in the link between social organization and life-history strategies and how these factors affect adaptation patterns to the environment. To explore these questions, I study an alpine ant species that exhibits social polymorphism - each population comprises both colonies with one queen and multiple queens – and this polymorphism is determined by the genotype at a supergene.


Office room: 3206.1
Phone: +4121 692 4206
Fax: +4121 692 4165

Member of Chapuisat group

Biophore - CH-1015 Lausanne
Tel. +41 21 692 41 60
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