About me

I'm an evolutionary biologist, mainly interested in how populations evolve in single species or multispecies context.


Currently, I'm doing a PhD, working in the labs of Florian Altermatt, Andreas Wagner and Emanuel A. Fronhofer. I research evolution during range expansions, focussing on how the presence or absence of abiotic gradients, asexual or sexual reproduction and gene flow alter evolutionary dynamics. In order to do so, I combine experimental evolution using protist microcosms, whole genome sequencing and individual based models.

Outside of science, I enjoy geocaching, cooking (with a special focus on pies and cheesecakes), board games and occasionally brewing some home-made mead.

Contact: felix.moerman@ieu.uzh.ch

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Article accepted:

Moerman F., Fronhofer E. A., Wagner A. & Altermatt F. (accepted) Gene swamping alters evolution during range expansions in the protist Tetrahymena thermophila. Biol. Lett.


Article accepted:

Cairns J., Moerman F., Fronhofer E. A., Altermatt F. & Hiltunen T. Evolution in interacting species alters predator life history traits, behavior and morphology in experimental microbial communities. Proc. R. Soc. B-Biol. Sci.


Article accepted:

Moerman F., Arquint A., Merkli S., Wagner A., Altermatt F. & Fronhofer E. A. (accepted) Evolution under pH stress and high population densities leads to increased density-dependent fitness in the protist Tetrahymena thermophila. Evolution.