Research Interests

I have a great interest in natural science topics, especially where it concerns biogeography, ecology, zoology and physical geography. Besides lab work I enjoy working in the field and analyzing empirical data. I mainly study aquatic habitats (particularly springs) and am focused on molecular ecology and phylogeography. I am particularly interested in aquatic mites (Hydrachnidia). Ongoing projects are among other things: Barcoding crenobiont water mites and phylogeographic reconstruction of spring specialization.

 

Curriculum vitae

from 2018 Member of the foundation council of the Pro Acarologia Basiliensis (PAB) foundation

from 2017 Representative Group III, University of Basel, Departement of Environmental Sciences

from 2017 PhD Student, University of Basel, Departement of Environmental Sciences

2016-2017 Master of Science (MSc) in Geosciences, University of Basel, Focus on Biogeography/Applied Ecology

2015-2017 Student Assistant, University of Basel, Departement of Environmental Sciences

2015 Internship Amt für Landwirtschaft und Natur Kanton Bern (LANAT), Naturförderung

2014 Administrator in real estate management KS/HEV

2012-2015 Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Geosciences, Universität Basel, Focus on Biogeography/Applied Ecology (major) und Physiogeography (minor)

 

Key Publications

Blattner L., Gerecke R., von Fumetti S., 2019. Hidden biodiversity revealed by integrated morphology and genetic species delimitation of spring dwelling water mite species (Acari, Parasitengona: Hydrachnidia). Parasites Vectors 12:492. doi.org/10.1186/s13071-019-3750-y

von Fumetti S & Blattner L, 2017. Faunistic assemblages of natural springs in different areas in the Swiss National Park – a small-scale comparison. Hydrobiologia 793: 175-184 DOI 10.1007/s10750-016-2788-5

MSc Lucas Blattner
PhD / University of Basel DUW
St. Johanns-Vorstadt 10
4056 Basel

Tel: +41 61 207 08 13
Fax: +41 61 207 08 01