Dr. Kay Lucek

Oberassistent/Group Leader


Departement Umweltwissenschaften

Forschungsgruppe Pflanzenökologie & Evolution

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:

28.3.19: Looking for an SNSF PhD student to work on Alpine butterflies! Contact me via email.


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!