Ecology & Evolution
Department of Biology

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Current research interests of members of the unit include food web structure, conservation biology, invasive species, agro-ecology, host-parasite interactions, life-history evolution, inbreeding depression, evolution in fragmented habitats, and population genetics. These topics are open to candidates at the euro-compatible MSc and PhD levels. The main study organisms are whole food webs, horse chestnut leafminer (Cameraria), as well as plants: spotted knapweed (Centaurea maculosa), broad-leaved dock (Rumex obtusifolius) groundsel (Senecio), false hellebore (Veratrum), mustard (Sinapis), creeping thistle (Cirsium), poplar (Populus sp) and their natural enemies.

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Ecology & Evolution - Chemin du musée 10 - 1700 Fribourg - Tel +41 26 / 300 8850 - Fax +41 26 / 300 9741
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