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Staff members with discipline Evolutionary Biology

Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.

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Population & conservation genetics
Simulation models & programming (C/C++, NetLogo)
Web & wiki development & maintenance
Research data stewardship
PURE
dr. J. (Joke) Bakker
Contact
joke.bakker rug.nl
+31 50 36 38780
Function
ICT developer (TRÊS) & coordinator datamanagement (GELIFES)
K.L. (Kat) Bebbington, PhD PhD
Contact
k.bebbington rug.nl
+31 50 36 32378
Function
NWO Veni Research Fellow
Field / Discipline
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Contact
h.y.ben.chehida rug.nl
Function
dr. M. (Martine) Bérubé
Contact
m.berube rug.nl
Function
Researcher_Senior Technicien
Evolutionary genetics; Entomology, Ecological and evolutionary genomics, Evolution of reproductive modes, Genetics of sex determination, Life history evolution, Insect pest control
prof. dr. L.W. (Leo W) Beukeboom
Contact
l.w.beukeboom rug.nl
+31 50 36 38448
Function
Professor Evolutionary Genetics
My main field of research is conservation genetics that studies the consequences of habitat fragmentation and particularly the accompanying genetic process of genetic drift, which causes loss of fitness (inbreeding depression) and loss of genetic variation. The main question addressed is how this so called process of genetic erosion affects the adaptability and persistence of small fragmented populations of endangered species. This includes both applied aspects, studying the genetic structures of endangered species in their natural habitat, and more fundamental aspects by doing decisive experiments using Drosophila melanogaster (banana fly, vinegar fly, fruitvlieg) as model organism.
No picture available
Contact
r.bijlsma rug.nl
Function
Professor "Population and Conservation Genetics"
Avian Migration, Evolutionary ecology, Climate change, Dispersal, Population ecology, Adaptation to changing environments
prof. dr. ir. C. (Christiaan) Both
Contact
c.both rug.nl
Function
Associate professor
A.A. (Andrea) Cabrera Arreola, PhD
Contact
a.a.cabrera.arreola rug.nl
Function
No picture available
Contact
f.chen rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
Ecophysiology
Island biology
Oxidative stress 
Ornithology
Phylogenetics
J. (Janske) van de Crommenacker, PhD
Contact
j.van.de.crommenacker rug.nl
Function
Postdoctoral researcher
N.E. (Natalie) van Dis
Contact
n.e.van.dis rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
Theoretical biology, Evolutionary systems biology, Evolutionary ecology, Behavioural ecology, Speciation theory, Sexual selection theory, Mathematical population genetics, Adaptive dynamics
dr. G.S. (Sander) van Doorn
Contact
g.s.van.doorn rug.nl
+31 50 36 38097
Function
Assistant Professor
- ageing models
- life history trade-offs 
- immunosenescence
- ecoimmunology
M.M.G. (Merijn) Driessen, MSc
Contact
m.m.g.driessen rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Senescence; Genomics; Evolution of personalities; Cooperative breeding; Pedigree reconstruction; Quantitative genetics; Social effects; Women in science
prof. dr. H.L. (Hannah) Dugdale
Contact
h.l.dugdale rug.nl
Function
Rosalind Franklin Fellow
D.M. (David) Ekkers, MSc
Contact
d.m.ekkers rug.nl
+31 6 8113 4236
Function
phd
Experimental evolution; Microbiology; Antibiotic resistance; Theoretical biology; Computational biology; Paleontology
T.J.B. (Timo) van Eldijk, MSc
Contact
t.j.b.van.eldijk rug.nl
Function
PhD student
M.G. Elliot, PhD
Contact
m.g.elliot rug.nl
+31 517 104 22
Function
Assistant Professor
Theoretical and evolutionary community ecology
Community phylogenetics, phylogenetic community ecology, diversification models, experimental evolution
prof. dr. R.S. (Rampal) Etienne
Contact
r.s.etienne rug.nl
+31 50 36 32230
Function
Full professor in theoretical and evolutionary community ecology
Keywords: Molecular Ecology | Population genetics / genomics | Bioinformatics | Phylogeography | Speciation | Evolutionary Biology
M.C. (Michael C.) Fontaine, PhD
Contact
m.c.fontaine rug.nl
+31 50 36 32146
Function
Assistant Professor
F.R. (Fabricio) Garcia Furni, MSc
Contact
f.r.garcia.furni rug.nl
+31 50 36 32075
Function
Personality
Statistics (R)
Database organisation (Excel, Access)
Behavioural testing & scoring (Ethovision, Solomon Coder)
Y.H. (Yoran) Gerritsma
Contact
y.h.gerritsma rug.nl
Function
PhD student
A.A. (Aude) Giraud
Contact
a.a.giraud rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
J.R.L. (Jakob) Gismann, MSc
Contact
j.r.l.gismann rug.nl
Function
T.P. Gobbin, MSc
Contact
t.p.gobbin rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Movement ecology, GPS telemetry, R, ornithology, behavioural ecology
P.R. (Pratik) Gupte
Contact
p.r.gupte rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
Computatiional biology, genomics, biology of ageing 
prof. dr. V. (Victor) Guryev
Contact
v.guryev umcg.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Senescence
Social behaviour in animals
Nature conservation
dr. M. (Martijn) Hammers
Contact
m.hammers rug.nl
Function
Lecturer Ecology & Evolution
Field / Discipline
Chronobiology, Human Chronobiology, Biological rhythms, Photoperiodism, Annual rhythms, Zoology, Evolutionary Biology, Neuroscience, Microscopy, Molecular Neuroscience, Physiology, Metabolism.
prof. dr. R.A. (Roelof) Hut
Contact
r.a.hut rug.nl
+31 50 36 32060
Function
Professor Chronobiology
P. (Pinar Guler) Kohlmeier, MSc
Contact
p.kohlmeier rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Dynamics of parental behaviour
Early-life environment, social stress and individual behaviour
Physiology of life histories and senescence
Fitness consequences and heritability of life-history decisions
Conserving threatened species
No picture available
Contact
j.komdeur rug.nl
Function
Prof. dr. ir.
Reproductive systems biology; Evolution; Ecology; Botany; Pollination; Flower colour; Optics; Asexual reproduction; Parthenogenesis
dr. C.J. (Casper) van der Kooi
Contact
c.j.van.der.kooi rug.nl
+31 50 36 32277
Function
VENI research fellow
Field / Discipline
Animal Behaviour, Behavioural Ecology, Evolutionary Ecology, Quantitative Genetics
dr. P. (Peter) Korsten
Contact
p.korsten rug.nl
Function
Postdoctoral researcher
M.K. (Megan) Korte
Contact
m.k.korte rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
J.J. (Jan) Kreider
Contact
j.j.kreider rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
A.J. Kruitwagen, Bsc
Contact
a.j.kruitwagen rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Modelling in evolutionary biology and island biogeography. 
J.W. (Joshua) Lambert
Contact
j.w.l.lambert rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
S.J.C. (Sanne) Lamers
Contact
s.j.c.lamers rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
Virus ecology and evolution
dr. S.J.J. (Sebastian) Lequime
Contact
s.j.j.lequime rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
animal behaviour, evolution of animal signals, sexual selection and mate choice, sensory ecology, phenotypic plasticity, speciation, biodiversity
prof. dr. M.E. (Martine) Maan
Contact
m.e.maan rug.nl
+31 50 36 32196
Function
Rosalind Franklin Fellow
Field / Discipline
My research is concerned with the diversity on coral reefs, with the main focus on reef-associated taxa.

Key words: adaptive divergence, biogeography, biodiversity, (co-)evolution, coral reefs, (co-)speciation, Crustacea, genetics, host specificity, human impact, marine invertebrates, Mollusca, morphology, phylogeny reconstruction, phylogeography, Scleractinia, systematics, taxonomy
S.E.T. (Sancia) van der Meij, PhD
Contact
sancia.van.der.meij rug.nl
+31 50 36 35274
Function
Assistant Professor
Evolutionary systems biology, Theoretical biology, Microbial ecology, Experimental evolution, Population genetics, Dynamical systems, Stochastic processes 
S. (Stefany) Moreno Gamez, MSc
Contact
s.moreno.gamez rug.nl
Function
Predator-prey coevolution, neural networks, individual-based modelling
C.F.G. (Christoph) Netz, MSc
Contact
c.f.g.netz rug.nl
Function
PhD Student
Field / Discipline
M. (Marion) Nicolaus, PhD
Contact
m.nicolaus rug.nl
Function
Molecular ecology
Population genetics
Conservation genetics
Evolutionary genetics
Marine mammals
prof. dr. P.J. (Per) Palsboll
Contact
p.j.palsboll rug.nl
+31 6 4870 3295
Function
Professor of Marine Evolution and Conservation
Theoretical and evolutionary community ecology
Phylogenetic Comparative Methods, Macroevolution & Diversification models
T.S.C. (Théo) Pannetier, MSc
Contact
t.s.c.pannetier rug.nl
+31 50 36 38085
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
-Macroevolution
-Macroecology
-Biogeography
-Phylogenetics
-Canidae evolution
L.M.V. (Lucas) Porto
Contact
l.m.v.porto rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
G. (Gerrit) Potkamp, MSc
Contact
g.potkamp rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
dr. B.J. (Bernd) Riedstra
Contact
b.j.riedstra rug.nl
Function
docent 3
Sustainable agriculture
Pest managment 
Micro-wasp chronobiology
P.M.M. (Pauline) Romeyer
Contact
p.m.m.romeyer rug.nl
Function
Ph.D student
Assessment of Research Quality, Research Strategy, Institutional Research, Responsible metrics, Benchmarking, University Rankings, Bibliometrics, Open Science, Current Research information Systems (CRIS)
dr. J.M. (Jules) van Rooij
Contact
j.m.van.rooij rug.nl
+31 6 8152 0257
Function
Senior Adviser Research Policy and Institutional Research, Co-ordinator Research Assessment
With Herpetology in the center, I have a background in infectious diseases, microbiology, genetics, transcriptomics, and developmental biology.
J.I. (Joana) Sabino Pinto, PhD
Contact
j.i.sabino.pinto rug.nl
+31 50 36 32378
Function
Evolutionary Biology, Animal Ecology, Animal Behaviour
J.M. (Jelmer) Samplonius, MSc
Contact
j.m.samplonius rug.nl
Function
External Researcher
Field / Discipline
A. (Adithya) Sarma
Contact
adithya.sarma rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
I am interested in speciation (how species form) and work at the interface between microevolutionary theory (what are the mechanisms within populations that promote divergence?) and macroevolutionary theory (what explains the long-term patterns of clade diversification?), with a particular focus on understanding macroevolution in terms of microevolutionary dynamics.
R. (Raphaël) Scherrer, Bsc
Contact
r.scherrer rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
My main research focus is on microchimerism. Microchimerism is a pregnancy phenomenon where fetal cells travel towards maternal tissues and vice versa. These microchimeric cells are able to colonize host tissues and can persist lifelong. I am especially interested in the distribution, frequency and function of fetal, maternal and sibling microchimeric cells, during and after prengancy.
J.R. (Janne Rozemarijn - Romy) Smit, MSc
Contact
romy.smit rug.nl
+31 50 36 32357
Function
PhD student
Reproductive decision-making; human behavioural ecology; biosocial approach; height; visualization; R
dr. G. (Gert) Stulp, PhD
Contact
g.stulp rug.nl
Function
Assistant professor
Field / Discipline
R programming
Python programming
Bioinformatics
M. (Marianthi) Tangili
Contact
m.tangili rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
Animal Ecology, Physiological Ecology, Wild Immunology
prof. dr. B.I. (Irene) Tieleman
Contact
b.i.tieleman rug.nl
Function
Professor and Rosalind Franklin fellow
Experimental ecology
No picture available
Contact
m.trienens rug.nl
Function
Fieldwork, observations, bird counts, designing field experiments, programming (VBA), design and maintenance of databases, organization, maintenance of fieldequipment.
drs. R. (Richard) Ubels
Contact
r.ubels rug.nl
Function
Education / Research Assistant
A.M. Veenstra-Skirl
Contact
a.m.veenstra-skirl rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Telomeres, life history evolution, ageing.
prof. dr. S. (Simon) Verhulst
Contact
s.verhulst rug.nl
+50 .363 2059
Function
Professor of the Evolutionary Biology of Ageing
Microbial Population Biology
Microbial Evolutionary Medicine
dr. ir. M.G.J. (Marjon) de Vos
Contact
m.g.j.de.vos rug.nl
+31 50 36 32169
Function
Assistant Professor
Y. (Yuqi) Wang, B
Contact
yuqi.wang rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Y. (Yifan) Wang, PhD
Contact
yifan.wang rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
Theoretical Biology; Behaviour, Ecology, Evolution; Evolutionary Game Theory; Dynamical Systems; Cultural Evolution; Evolutionary Systems Biology.
Ecological and evolutionary genomics
Host-parasite interactions
Innate immunity in insects

prof. dr. B. (Bregje) Wertheim
Contact
b.wertheim rug.nl
+31 50 36 39039
Function
Associate Professor & Rosalind Franklin Fellow - Genomic basis of evolutionary adaptations & ecological interactions
E. (Elodie) Wilwert, M
Contact
e.wilwert rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
F. (Fuyu) Ye, M
Contact
f.ye rug.nl
Function
PhD student
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