Sébastien Lion studies the feedback between between ecological and evolutionary processes. His work sheds light on how ecology and spatial structure affect the evolution of social traits and host-parasite interactions. Much of his research emphasizes demographic changes in the context of migration patterns between sub-populations.
Damaris Zurell uses different types of models to study drivers of biodiversity change, emphasizing how populations and communities respond to abiotic and biotic changes in their environment. Her work crosses several scales and incorporates population dynamics, individual fitness, and their interactions, as well as life-history trade-offs. She also has special interest in animal migration.
Eva Kisdi uses adaptive dynamics in order to understand the underlying causes of species diversity. She aims to underpin the ecological conditions under which evolutionary branching will emerge, and eventually, lead to the creation of species due to reproductive isolation. She has been contributing to the development of the general theory of adaptive dynamics as well as to its many applications on the evolution of dispersal, local adaptation, evolutionary arms races, evolution in predator-prey systems, and the evolution of pathogens.
Manuel Steinbauer's bio coming soon!