ESEB Student Representatives

2018 – 2020

Ben Auxier

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Ben is a first year PhD student at Wageningen University studying the genetic basis of how fungal individuals are defined, and the evolutionary consequences when these definitions break down. Ben is originally from Vancouver, Canada, and lives in the Netherlands with his wife and two cats.


Mailing address
Laboratory of Genetics
P.O. Box 16
6700 AA Wageningen
The Netherlands

2018 – 2019

Katarina Matvijev

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Katarina is a PhD student at the Department of Evolutionary Biology and Ecology at the Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, studying ecological and evolutionary differentiation in the tropical African genus Staudtia. Her PhD aims to determine the number of species in Staudtia, their morphological and phenological differences, the presence of possible reproductive barriers, and rates and patterns of introgression.


Mailing address
Evolutionary Biology & Ecology
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Av. F.D. Roosevelt, 50, CP 160/12
B-1050 Bruxelles