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During my Master thesis I am focusing on the evolutionary significance of egg-spots in cichlid fishes, conspicuously colored spots on male anal fins. They are a specific structure present in the group that contains most cichlid-species, the Haplochromines, and may play a role in the mate choice of these mouthbrooders. Starting from a behavioural point of view, I am planning mate choice trials to unravel the importance of eggspots for female mate choice.
Whenever there is the opportunity I enjoy going to a good concert with friends, otherwise we wake up the neighbors ourselves, playing instruments. Furthermore I organize a movie night sometimes and I try to draw, do some sports and catch a plane to …
|Born in 1985 in Carona (TI), Switzerland|
|2009-present||M.Sc at the Department of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Basel|
|2005-2008||B.Sc of animal- and plant-science at the University of Basel|