López-Sepulcre CV

Andrés López-Sepulcre




2007                         PhD. in Evolutionary Ecology. University of Jyväskylä (Finland).

2002                        BSc. in Biology at University of Barcelona (Spain).

                        [Honours Project and Erasmus exchange at Unversity of Glasgow (UK) in 2001]


2019                        Assistant Professor

                        Washington University in St Louis (USA)

2018-2019.                 CNRS Researcher, Grade CR1.

Sorbonne Université, Paris (France).

2016-2018.                 CNRS Researcher, Grade CR1.

Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris (France).

2012-2020.                 Visiting Researcher

University of Jyväskylä (Finland)

2011-2016.                 CNRS Researcher, Grade CR2.

Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris (France).

2010-2011.                 Post-doctoral Researcher.

École Normale Superiéure de Paris (France).

2007-2010.                 Post-doctoral Researcher

University of California, Riverside (USA).



2016-2020.                 Academy of Finland

The ecosystem effects of a rapidly evolving invader: A novel framework for the experimental study of nutrient cycles (PI)

455,810 EUR

2016-2018.                 National Science Foundation, USA

The paradox of coexistence: The evolution of ontogenetic interactions (co-PI).

996,888 USD

2014-2017.                 National Environmental Research Council, UK

                        Trait-mediated density-dependence and community level        

eco-evolutionary dynamics (co-PI).

351,091 GBP

2013-2015.                 National Science Foundation, USA

Experimental evolution in natural populations of guppies (co-PI).

1,034,355 USD

2013-2014.                 National Geographic Society, USA

Experimental studies of species invasions

21,600 USD


PostDoc Supervision 

2017-present                Matthieu Bruneaux (University of Jyväskylä)

2016-2018                 Alexander Lee (University of Jyväskylä)

PhD Supervision

2015-present                Sebastiano De Bona (University of Jyväskylä)

2012-2016                Licia Calabrese (Université Pierre et Marie Curie)

MSc Supervision

present                        Sophia Lambert (Université Pierre et Marie Curie)  

present                        Karendeep Sidhu (University of Jyväskylä)

2015                        Anni Mäkelä (University of Jyväskylä)

2014                        Sebastiano De Bona (Universities of Padova and Jyväskylä)

2011-2012                Anne-Sophie Bonnet-Lebrun (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris)

2009                        Pierre de Villemereuil (Ecole Normale Superiérieure de Paris)

2006                        Jussi Lehtonen (University of Helsinki)

BSc Thesis supervision:

2017                        Guillermo García-Costoya (University of Barcelona)

Other Mentorships



2017                                GLM for Evolutionary Ecologists

                                Post-graduate (15h)

                                Université Pierre & Marie Curie (Paris VI), France

2014, 2016, and 2017                Foundations of Statistics in Ecology and Evolution

Advanced undergraduate and MSc (3 x 60h)

University of Jyväskylä, Finland

2007, 2008, and 2009         Modeling techniques in behavioral ecology

Post-graduate (3 x 15h)

University of Barcelona, Spain

2005, 2006, and 2007                Teaching Assistant for Evolutionary Biology.

Undergraduate (3 x 20h)

University of Helsinki, Finland

2005, and 2006                Teaching Assistant for Behavioural & Evolutionary Ecology

Post-graduate (3 x 20h)

University of Helsinki, Finland

Guest Lectures

May 2017                        Studying the Ecosystem Effects of Evolution (in Catalan)

                                in Evolutionary Ecology (by JL Pretus). Undergraduate.

University of Barcelona, Spain

Feb 2017                         Q&A Panel on Ethics in Scientific Research.

in Bioethics (by L. Gilbert & S. Heap)

University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Oct 2014, 2016, 2017                Discussion: Is fisheries-induced evolution desirable?

                                in Evolution (by Swanne Gordon). MSc Level.

University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Feb 2012, and Dec 2016         A career in Science.

Guest Lecture for K-9, K-10 and K-11 students

Crossroads High School, Santa Monica, CA, USA.


June 2018                        Eawag, Kastanienbaum (Switzerland)

March 2018                        University of Hawai’i at Manoa (USA)

March 2018                        Washington University at St. Louis (USA)

March 2018                        University of West Indies (Trinidad and Tobago)

November 2017                Eawag, ETH-Zürich (Switzerland)

February 2017                 University of Cambridge (UK)

October 2016                         University of Helsinki (Finland)

May 2015                        Umeå University (Sweden)

November 2014                University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA)

February 2011                        University of Arizona (USA)

November 2010                University of Zürich (Switzerland)

September 2010                Imperial College London (UK)

September 2009                Université de Montpellier II (France)

September 2009                Estación Biológica de Doñana , Sevilla (Spain)

November 2008                Universitat de Barcelona (Spain)

November 2008                Ecole Normale Superiérieure de Paris (France)

May 2008                        University of California, Berkeley (USA)

September 2008                Institut Mediterrani d’Estudis Avançats, Mallorca (Spain)

December 2004                Uppsala University (Sweden)



Meeting Organization

August 2017.                Symposium Rapid Evolution Revisited, in 16th ESEB Congress.

Groningen (The Netherlands).

                        Co-organized with S. P. Gordon and K. Räsänen.

Invited Oral presentations:

September 2018        Societé Française d’Ecologie SFE, Rennes (France)

September 2011        ESF-EMBO Symposium. Epigenetics in context:

from ecology to evolution. Sant Feliu de Guixols (Spain)

April 2011                Royal Society Discussion Meeting.

Systems approach:defining the agenda for ecological forecasting.

Buckinghamshire (UK)

October 2009.         2nd Workshop in Biodemography. Stanford (USA).

August 2009.                 Plenary at 15th EMPSEB Meeting. Schoorl (Netherlands).

Accepted Oral presentations:

June 2018                ASLO 2018, Victoria (Canada)

August 2015                Behaviour 2015. Cairns (Australia)

February 2014         Evolution of Mating Systems Workshop. Konnevesi (Finland)

July 2012                International Statistical Ecology Conference. Sundvolen (Norway)

June 2010.                 Evolution 2010. Portland, OR (USA).

August 2009                12th ESEB Congress. Turin (Italy).

August 2007                 92nd ESA Annual Meeting. San Jose, CA (USA).

July 2006                 11th  Congress of the ISBE. Tours (France).

June 2006                Evolution 2006. Stony Brook, NY (USA).

January 2006                EGI Student Conference. Groningen (Netherlands).

October 2005                Evolutionary Conservation Biology, Häädemeste (Estonia).

July 2004                10th Congress of the ISBE. Jyväskylä, (Finland).

August 2004                10th EMPSEB Meeting. Shrewsbury (UK)

September 2003        9th EMPSEB Meeting. Fiesch (Switzerland).

Poster presentations

August 2017                16th ESEB Congress, Groningen (Netherlands).

August 2015                15th ESEB Congress, Lisbon (Portugal)

July 2008                93rd ESA Annual Meeting, Milwakee (USA)

August 2005                10th ESEB Congress, Kraków (Poland)


Statistical and Environmental Consulting (pro bono):

2017                        Consortium of the Llobregat Delta (Spain).

Estimating the population size of the endangered Spanish toothcarp

(Aphanius iberus) in the Llobregat Delta.

2017                         Edmaktub Association (Spain).

Estimation of feeding population of Fin Whales (Balaenoptera

physalus) off the Catalan coast.

2014-2016                Island Conservation Society (Seychelles).

Estimating the population size and productivity of shearwater

species (Puffinus sp.) on Aride Island.

2014                        Environmental Services of the Barcelona Province (Spain)

                        Effects of clearing on bird diversity along the Besós river.

2004-2008                BirdLife International and Nature Seychelles

Statistical analysis and consulting for the Seychelles Magpie Robin (Copsychus sechellarum) recovery plan.

Technical Reports


Popular Science Articles

Discussion Pannels

Outreach Lectures

April 2008                        Public lecture on Trinidadian Guppy project

Asa Wright Nature Centre (Trinidad & Tobago)

November 2005                Public Lecture on Seychelles Magpie Robin Project

Nature Seychelles, Victoria (Seychelles)

Media Appearences

Pennisi, E. 2012. The great guppy experiment. Science 377: 904-908.

Sugden, A. M. 2008. The Me generation. Science, 322: 168


Underlined names indicate undergraduate and MSc students at time of research.

*Asterisks mark shared lead authorship.


Journal Articles

Book Chapters and Reviews


Prof. David Reznick

University of California, Riverside

Department of Biology, CA 92521, USA

Phone: +1 951 827 5820

E-mail: gupy@ucr.edu

Prof. Johanna Mappes

University of Jyväskylä

Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences

PO Box 35 (Survontie 9). 40014 Jyväskylä, Finland

Phone: +358 40 5372263

E-mail: johanna.mappes@jyu.fi

Prof. Hanna Kokko

University of Zurich

Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies

Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland

Phone: +41 44 635 4740

E-mail: hanna.kokko@ieu.uzh.ch