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  • Evolutionary Biology

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Research topics & objectives

Our research interests encompass a wide and diverse array of overlapping topics and approaches, but a unifying theme running through the department is the study of behavioural traits important in pre- and post-copulatory sexual selection.

We study the evolution of these often sex-specific traits with a combination of theoretical, experimental and meta-analytical approaches. For the empirical studies we conduct field and lab experiments, using insects, birds and flatworms as model species. Advanced statistical methods and evidence synthesis complement our research program, which strives to detect and test general concepts in behavioural ecology and evolutionary biology.

 

 

 

Open positions

We invite any prospective PhD or Postdoc researchers interested in working at the Department of Evolutionary Biology to get in touch with us to discuss funding opportunities. In addition, shall you be interested in conducting a project/research module or to do your bachelor/master thesis with us, get in touch with us.


Upcoming Seminars

THE EVOLUTION SEMINAR    

Next seminar will take place on the 7th June at 16:15.

Speaker and talk TBA


BEHAVIOUR AND EVOLUTION

Next seminar will take place on the 16th May at 12:15.

Tamas Szekely (University of Bath) will talk about:

"Sex ratios and breeding systems: was Darwin right?" (ONLINE)


All interested are welcome! Get in touch for a link to the online view.

 

Recent publications


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