Marius Roesti

Universität Basel,
Zoologisches Institut
Vesalgasse 1
CH-4051 Basel

+41 (0)61 207 03 02


Marius Rösti

PhD student in the group of Walter Salzburger.

Current research

To me, diversity is life’s most fascinating aspect. In my work, I am trying to understand the evolutionary processes underlying biological diversification. I am particularly interested in the application of new genomic tools within an ecological framework. My main model system is the recent radiation of threespine stickleback fish into distinct habitats in Western Canada and Central Europe.

Curriculum vitae

2011-present PhD student at the Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Basel
2009-2011 M.Sc. at the Department of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Basel
2006-2009 B.Sc. in Biology, University of Basel, Switzerland


  • Mateus CS, Stange M, Berner D, Roesti M, Quintella BR, Alves MJ, Almeida PR, Salzburger W (2013). Strong Genome-wide Divergence between Sympatric European River and Brook Lampreys. Current Biology, 23: R649-R650.
  • Roesti M, Moser D, Berner D (2013). Recombination in the threespine stickleback genome - patterns and consequences. Molecular Ecology, 22: 3014-3027.
    [Part of the special issue 'Genotyping by Sequencing']
  • Moser D, Roesti M, Berner D (2012). Repeated lake-stream divergence in stickleback life history within a Central European lake basin. PLoS ONE, 7: e50620.
  • Roesti M, Salzburger W, Berner D (2012) Uninformative polymorphisms bias genome scans for signatures of selection. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 12: 94.
    [Highly accessed│Recommended by the F1000]
  • Roesti M, Hendry AP, Salzburger W, Berner D (2012) Genome divergence during evolutionary diversification as revealed in replicate lake-stream stickleback population pairs. Molecular Ecology, 21: 2852-2862.
    [From the Cover article│Perspective on this study by Nosil & Feder 2012]
  • Dittmann MT*, Roesti M*, Indermaur A, Colombo M, Gschwind M, Keller I, Kovac R, Barluenga M, Muschick M, Salzburger W (2012) Depth-dependent abundance of Midas Cichlid fish (Amphilophus spp.) in two Nicaraguan crater lakes. Hydrobiologia, 686: 277-285. (* equal contribution)
  • Berner D, Roesti M, Hendry AP, Salzburger W (2010) Constraints on speciation suggested by comparing lake-stream stickleback divergence across two continents. Molecular Ecology 19: 4963-4978.