I have broad interests in insect ecology, invasion and physiology. My group and I investigate different aspects of these topics. see research for more details.
I joined the group in July 2021. I am currently working on the definition of ants and insects’ bioregions. I am interested in how dispersal of alien species redefines biogeographic areas.
I joined the group in January 2019. I am currently working on how human-mediated dispersal affects invasive species. Current work involves how the pet trade influences invasion processes
I joined the group in April 2019. I am currently investigating climatic niche dynamics between native and non-native ranges of invasive species
I joined the group in February 2020 as a master student, working on global invasion models. I started a PhD in October 2020. I am investigating the impact of globalisation on the spread of alien species.
I joined the group in February 2019. I am currently investigating how human trade routes influence the global spread of invasive species.
I joined the group in September 2021. I am currently interested in the distribution, roles and evolution of color in ants at different spatial scales.
I joined the group in July 2022. During my PhD, I am investigating the role of environmental factors in shaping the variation and plasticity of social organization in ant species.
I joined the group as a PhD student in October 2022. I am currently working on niche dynamics in invasive species and across phylogenies.
See the page masters students for more information about their ongoing projects
Past Lab members
I am interested in the physiological limits of different species. I am currently investigating plasticity in thermal tolerances of ant species
Tim worked in the group as Post-Doc from 2019-2021. He worked on species distribution and trait modelling in response to elevational gradients. His work involved conducting research for ‘operation fourmis’ in the canton Vaud, Switzerland
Previous Masters students
Masters student from autumn 2020, and has conducted both her first step and masters project under the direct supervision of Jerome.
Elsa joined the group in February 2021 for her masters project. She is currently under the direct supervision of Olivia
Under the direct supervision of Lucie, Riyo aimed at understanding the role of beta-diversity in the definition of biogeographical regions during her first step project.
Masters student under the supervision of Tim. She investigated how the elevation (and the climate) affect the morphology in ants.
Marion joined the group in 2021 for her masters project. She is under the direct supervision of Aymeric
Masters student at UNIL under the supervision of Jelena, thesis title: “Thermal plasticity of invasive ants”
A masters student at the University of Lausanne who carried out her masters thesis in the summer of 2019. Her work focussed on the invasion of Tapinoma magnum in Switzerland and its impact on native species along with activity patterns of the species.
First Step masters student. project title: “Acclimation ability of critical thermal limits in an ant species, Tapinoma magnum, through its invasive and native range