Dr. Markus Möst

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T +43 (0)512 507-51771

I am broadly interested in various aspects of animal biology with a strong emphasis on evolutionary ecology. My current research focuses on how populations and species adapt to their biotic and abiotic environments, in particular under scenarios involving gene flow and changing environmental conditions. Using the tropical radiation of Heliconius butterflies and species complexes in the waterflea genus Daphnia as study systems, I am trying to understand the processes of ecological adaptation and speciation in the face of gene flow. To achieve this goal, I am employing a variety of interdisciplinary approaches, ranging from whole-genome and targeted capture sequencing to classical limnology and sedimentology. For further details on my research, please follow the link to my publications below or just contact me directly.

Short CV
since 09/2016: Senior Postdoc, Molecular Ecology Group, University of Innsbruck, Austria
2014-2016: Postdoc (FWF, SNF), Butterfly Genetics Group, University of Cambridge, UK
2009-2014: PhD studies, Aquatic Ecology, Eawag and ETH Zurich, Switzerland
2009: Lab and Field Assistant, Limnology, Uppsala University, Sweden
2008: Master in Zoology, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Main international collaborations
Prof. Dr. Mathilde Cordellier, Universität Hamburg, Germany
Prof. Chris D. Jiggins, University of Cambridge, UK
Dr. Simon H. Martin, University of Cambridge, UK
Prof. Camilo Salazar, Universidad del Rosario, Colombia
PD. Dr. Piet Spaak, Eawag, Switzerland
Dr. Steven Van Belleghem, University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras

Current projects
“Genome-wide gene flow in the Daphnia longispina complex”; FWF stand-alone project P 29667
SeeWandel: Life in Lake Constance – the past, present and future

Research topics
Ecological speciation
Global change
Population genetics and genomics
Speciation and gene flow

Complete List of Publications

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