Tracing its history back to 1537, the University of Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland, is a leading international teaching and research institution. Set in a striking environment on the shores of Lake Leman, UNIL offers state of the art research facilities and a diversity of teaching and research subjects. Home to over 3,000 researchers and 17,000 students from around the world, it encourages interdisciplinary synergies in research as well as in teaching.
MEME students will integrate the Department of Ecology and Evolution (DEE), which is one of the largest and most diverse departments focusing on ecology and evolutionary biology in Europe. We currently house 20 independent research groups working on a wide range of different ecological, evolutionary and conservation biology topics that span fundamental and theoretical research through to more applied research in conservation biology, environmental issues and global change scenarios, to using ecology to improve food security.
The topics of specific research groups include: biology of invasive species, evolutionary genomics, social behaviour, evolution of cooperation and conflict, host-parasite interactions, conservation genetics, population genetics, spatial ecology, evolution of adaptive traits, diversity and evolution of plant and animal reproductive systems, ecology and evolution plant-microbe symbioses and primate social behaviour.