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Dr. Yumi Nakadera

Office: VHF-212
Phone: +49 (0)521-106 2820
email: yumi.nakadera"at"uni-bielefeld.de

Research Interests

I am fascinated by the consequence of sexual selection, i.e., how organisms reproduce. Currently, I focus on reproductive strategies of simultaneous hermaphrodites because of their uniqueness, compared with that of separate-sexed species. For example, simultaneous hermaphrodites choose to act as male or female upon copulation, or they potentially can manipulate the male function of female-acting partners. I am carrying out trait-based experiments, using genetic / behavioural / physiological approaches in the great pond snail, Lymnaea stagnalis.


Sexual selection, Reproduction, Evolution, Behaviour, Genetics, Physiology, Morphology


2003-2006 BSc, Shinshu University, Japan (Grade-skipped)
2006-2008 MSc, Shinshu University, Japan
2008-2010 Research student, Shinshu University, Japan
2010-2014 PhD, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands (Thesis “Reproductive strategies in a simultaneous hermaphrodite")
2014 Research assistant, Yokohama National University, Japan
2015 Post-doc, Bielefeld University, Germany
2016-2018 Humboldt Fellowship, Bielefeld University, Germany