Prof. Cleo Bertelsmeier

I am Associate Professor and group leader at the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

My research focuses on invasions by species introduced outside their native area. These invasive species represent one of the biggest threats to biodiversity and have a huge cost for society. My research currently involves two main themes 1. the spread of invasive insects in connection with the history of the globalization of trade and human mobility and 2. the establishment of invasive species in new climates “

See ‘Research‘ and ‘Welcome‘ pages to know more about my work


2019– presentAssistant professor (tenure-track), Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne
2015-2018Postdoc researcher, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne
2014Postdoc researcher, Environment Institute, University of Adelaide, Australia
2013PhD thesis, Laboratoire d’Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution (ESE), Université Paris Sud 11, France
2009BA Biological Sciences, University of Oxford, UK
2006German Abitur & French baccalaureate, Ziehenschule, Frankfurt a.M., Germany