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|since 2016||Post-doc at the Department of Evolutionary Biology, Bielefeld University, Germany|
|2010-2016||PhD position at the Department of Evolutionary Biology, supervised by Prof. Dr. Klaus Reinhold, Bielefeld University, Germany (Titel: Inferring speciation and gene flow - A case study in the Mediterranean bushcricket, Poecilimon veluchianus.|
|2009||Diploma in Biology, Topic: Phylogenetic Analysis of Remipedia, supervised by Prof. Dr. Stefan Koenemann, Leibniz University of Hanover, Germany|
|2003-2009||Student of Biology at the Leibniz University of Hanover, Germany|
Speciation with the potential case of gene flow between two parapatrically distributed subspecies of the bush cricket, Poecilimon veluchianus.
These populations differ in several behavioural and morphological traits, e.g. time of male signalling, spermatophore attachment time necessary for sperm transfer and body size. In laboratory cross-experiments female F1 hybrids offspring were fertile, but male offspring showed a reduction of sperm number and fertility.
The focus in this study is set on the investigation of the population structure, hybridization and gene flow within and between the two subspecies.
An additional area of interest of mine is the phenotypic plasticity of personality and behaviour. In cooperation with Dr. Anja Günther I study the effects of seasonal differences to adulthood on the personality of guinea pigs.
Phenotypic Plasticity of Personality & Behaviour, Population genetics, Mechanisms of Speciation, Evolution of reproductive isolation, Selection