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Head: Prof. Dr. Loïc Pellissier

The Group

We are an international research team with diverse scientific expertise and backgrounds, connected by the goal to understand biodiversity. We study the mechanisms that shape biodiversity patterns across spatial and temporal scales - in both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems -​such as mountain ranges and tropical reefs. We use an interdisciplinary approach, whereby we bridge ecology, evolution, Earth history and global change. 
To make these connections, we collect data through biological monitoring, environmental DNA methods, remote sensing, and field sampling, and use these data to answer questions with statistical and process-​based models of biological diversity. 
Our group is affiliated with ETH and WSL, but is also associated with Agroscope, EAWAG, the European Joint Research Centre and Vogelwarte.