PhD candidate in the group of Prof. Walter Salzburger
During my time at the University, I developed a passion for insects, especially for Lepidoptera (butterfly and moth). As an ecologist, I am very interested in the interactions between organisms and their environment. One main environmental change that moths are currently experiencing is the increasing light pollution that arises as a by-product of urbanization. During my PhD I want to investigate, if light pollution has an impact on color perception and flower color preference in moths, which could affect the valuable pollination service they provide.
In a second part of my PhD, I want to focus on the butterfly species Melanargia galathea whose population is currently declining in Switzerland. I will use a conservation genomic approach to investigate genomic process currently happening within the population.
PhD candidate at the Zoological Institute of the University of Basel, Switzerland
Under supervision of Dr. Daniel Berner and Prof. Walter Salzburger
|2020 - 2022|
MSc in Ecology at the University of Basel, Switzerland
Master thesis “The effects of urbanization on relative eye length and nocturnal activity in ants”
|2017 - 2020|
BSc in Ecology and Evolution at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Bachelor thesis “Adhesion of Larinioides sclopetarius capture threads in relation to pull-off velocity of glass plates and elytra of Tenebrio molitor”