Dr. Kay Lucek

Oberassistent/Group Leader


Departement Umweltwissenschaften

Forschungsgruppe Pflanzenökologie

Schönbeinstrasse 6

CH-4056 Basel


kay.lucek@unibas.ch

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.

NEWS:

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


9.1.19: Timema paper on structural variant is finally out.


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


Looking for a Master project on speciation in Alpine butterflies?

Contact me via email.