Marco Colombo

PostDoc in the group of Walter Salzburger.

Research interest

 

“Most people with an evolutionary thinking that had the opportunity to dive in one of the East African Great Lakes Malawi, Victoria or Tanganyika must have inevitably wondered how a species richness such as found in these lakes could have arisen. How one or a few ancestral species could evolve to generate species flocks that today consist of hundreds to close to a thousand morphologically and ecologically diverse species and what the course of this evident divergence was, are my main research interests.

Working with East African and Central American cichlid fish as well as with Antarctic notothenioids, I investigate the course of vertebrate adaptive radiations, niche-partitioning and recurrent examples of convergent evolution.”

 

Curriculum vitae

2006 - 2009

B.Sc. in Biology, University of Basel, Switzerland

2009 - 2011

M.Sc. at the Department of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Basel (Salzburger group)

2011 - 2015

PhD student at the Department of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Basel

2015 -
PostDoc in the group of Prof. Walter Salzburger at the University of Basel