Dr. Kay Lucek

Oberassistent/Group Leader

Departement Umweltwissenschaften

Forschungsgruppe Pflanzenökologie & Evolution

Schönbeinstrasse 6

CH-4056 Basel


Research Interests

I am an evolutionary biologist broadly interested on how species and biodiversity emerge and are maintained. In particular, I study the continuum along which speciation unfolds itself, combining phenotypic, ecological and genomic data also aiming to bridge between fundamental research and conservation biology. Currently, I focus on the evolution and genomic aspects of reproductive isolation using Arabidopsis plants and Erebia butterflies as model systems.


19.6.19: Accepted! Paper on differentiation and diversification in Swiss roach @ JEB.

20.3.19 Accepted! Paper on metabarcoding of honey - an amazing output from our annual student course!

29.1.19 Paper on ecotype formation in A. lyrata is out.

9.1.19: Timema paper on structural variants is finally out!

20.12.18: We made it! Thanks to crowdfunding we will figure out how many Erebia species there are!