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Department of Mammalogy and Ornithology

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Alice Cibois
Nagwa Othman-Abdelgeleil
Manuel Ruedi
Laurent Vallotton

Manuel RUEDI


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Manuel Ruedi on the field

Born in 1962; M. Sc. then Ph. D. at the University of Lausanne (UNIL, 1994, Prof. P. Vogel, IZEA), postdoc at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley (Prof. James L. Patton), led a research team at the Institute of Ecology (project FNRS, UNIL); joined the Natural history Museum of the City of Geneva in 1999 as a research officer. Since June 2001, Manuel is curator at the Department of Mammalogy and Ornithology. His current research interests focus on phylogenetic and biogeographic reconstructions based on molecular data sets, especially from bats (Chiroptera) and shrews (Insectivora). He developed a several research programs on the population genetic structure and systematics of bats of the genus Myotis. He had supervised the theses of Benoît Stadelmann, UNIGE and of Pierre Berthier UNIBE with Prof. Laurent Excoffier (UNIBE), and of Nicole Weyeneth (UNIGE).
list of publications of Manuel Ruedi (pdf, 160k)



Research assistant

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Alice Cibois on the field

Born in 1973; PhD thesis conducted at the Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle de Paris (2000); postdoc at the American Museum of Natural History, Dept of Ornithology, New York (2000-2002). Ornithologist specialized in the systematics and phylogenetics of passerine birds using molecular tools. Her work focuses on Asian and African groups, like babblers (Timaliidae), bulbuls (Pycnonotidae) and Old World flycatchers and thrushes (Muscicapidae and Turdidae). She works also on insular biogeography of birds in Eastern Polynesia.
list of publications of Alice Cibois (pdf, 50k)



Assistant curator

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Laurent Vallotton on the field

Born in 1969, he got a license in biology at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) in 1993 and a M. Sc. on the White Stork in 1996. This latter work was realised in collaboration with the Swiss ornithological institute; Laurent Vallotton is part of the team which developed a permanent ringing station at the Col de Jaman, near Montreux (Switzerland); about 10'000 birds and 200 bats are ringed there annually since 1991. He also collaborated in 2002 to the creation of a bird island set on the shores of the Lake of Geneva (Préverenges, Vaud) this 200 m long island dramatically increased the affluence of migrating waders at this site; he currently works on a comprehensive review of the Birds of Switzerland which is edited by the Swiss ornithological institute and Nos Oiseaux. He is a membre of the Commission de l'avifaune Suisse (CAvS).
His current occupation at the Museum is the management of the collections of birds and mammals, and the organization of temporary events and exhibits.
list of publications of Laurent Vallotton (pdf, 40k)



Lab assistant

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Assistant for the Department since 2002, she takes care of the technical management and collections computerization.


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