List of ongoing projects

  • Biodiversity and biogeography of soil protists in continental and oceanic islands - SNSF 182531
  • Inventaire national des collemboles et acariens et développement du metabarcoding pour le monitoring de la biodiversité des sols - OFEV
  • METAS - Développement d'une méthode destinée à détecter la présence de tourbe dans les substrats de terre
  • SwissBOL
  • Biology ethnology
  • Is everything everywhere? A metabarcoding approach to protist biogeography


Completed Project

Main topics

Our research falls within two general topics:

  1. community and ecosystem ecology
  2. biodiversity and evolution of protists

Community and ecosystem ecology

  • Ecology of above-ground and below-ground communities, ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry & functional soil ecology
  • Applied community ecology: biomonitoring and palaecology

Biodiversity and evolution of protists

  • Phylogeny, taxonomy, biodiversity, and biogeography of soil protists with special focus on testate amoebae, other ameoboid protists, and oomycetes
  • Evolutionary biology: convergence, symbiosis, and sex