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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
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ICT developer (TRÊS) & coordinator datamanagement (GELIFES)
K.L. (Kat) Bebbington, PhD
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NWO Veni Research Fellow
dr. M. (Martine) Bérubé
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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
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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.
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Professor "Population and Conservation Genetics"
K. (Karen) Bisschop, MSc
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PhD student
Avian Migration, Evolutionary ecology, Climate change, Dispersal, Population ecology, Adaptation to changing environments
prof. dr. ir. C. (Christiaan) Both
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Associate professor
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Ecophysiology
Island biology
Oxidative stress 
Ornithology
Phylogenetics
J. (Janske) van de Crommenacker, PhD
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Postdoctoral researcher
N.E. (Natalie) van Dis
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PhD student
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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
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Assistant Professor
- ageing models
- life history trade-offs 
- immunosenescence
- ecoimmunology
M.M.G. (Merijn) Driessen, MSc
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PhD student
Cooperative breeding; Pedigree reconstruction; Evolution of personalities; Quantitative genetics; Senescence; Sexual selection and mate choice; Social behaviour; Women in science
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M.G. Elliot, PhD
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Assistant Professor
Theoretical and evolutionary community ecology
Community phylogenetics, phylogenetic community ecology, diversification models, experimental evolution
prof. dr. R.S. (Rampal) Etienne
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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
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Assistant Professor
T.P. Gobbin, MSc
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PhD student
Movement ecology, GPS telemetry, R, ornithology, behavioural ecology
P.R. (Pratik) Gupte
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PhD student
Computatiional biology, genomics, biology of ageing 
prof. dr. V. (Victor) Guryev
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Assistant Professor
Senescence
Social behaviour in animals
Nature conservation
dr. M. (Martijn) Hammers
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Veni research fellow
Biogeography, island systems, speciation, microsnails of Sabah (Malaysian Borneo), systematics and taxonomy of birds
K.P. (Kasper) Hendriks, MSc
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PhD student
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Chronobiology, Human Chronobiology, Biological rhythms, Photoperiodism, Annual rhythms, Zoology, Evolutionary Biology, Neuroscience, Microscopy, Molecular Neuroscience, Physiology, Metabolism.
prof. dr. R.A. (Roelof) Hut
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Professor Chronobiology
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
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Prof. dr. ir.
Reproductive systems biology; Evolution; Ecology; Botany; Pollination; Flower colour; Optics; Asexual reproduction; Parthenogenesis
dr. C.J. (Casper) van der Kooi
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VENI research fellow
Animal Behaviour, Behavioural Ecology, Evolutionary Ecology, Quantitative Genetics
dr. P. (Peter) Korsten
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Postdoctoral researcher
M.K. (Megan) Korte
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PhD student
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A.J. Kruitwagen, BSc
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PhD student
animal behaviour, evolution of animal signals, sexual selection and mate choice, sensory ecology, phenotypic plasticity, speciation, biodiversity
prof. dr. M.E. (Martine) Maan
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Rosalind Franklin Fellow
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
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Assistant Professor
Systems Biology; Molecular Evolution; Protein Network Analysis; Molecular Biology; Biotechnology Engineering.
Predator-prey coevolution, neural networks, individual-based modelling
C.F.G. (Christoph) Netz, MSc
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PhD Student
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Marine ecological and evolutionary genomics
Seagrasses, marine algae
Molecular ecology
Population genetics
Conservation genetics
Evolutionary genetics
Marine mammals
prof. dr. P.J. (Per) Palsboll
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Professor of Marine Evolution and Conservation
Phylogenetic Comparative Methods, Macroevolution & Diversification models
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PhD student
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G. (Gerrit) Potkamp, MSc
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PhD student
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Avian migration
dr. J.W.H. (Jeroen) Reneerkens
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post-doc
Mathematical Modeling, Complex systems.
Sustainable agriculture
Pest managment 
Micro-wasp chronobiology
P.M.M. (Pauline) Romeyer
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Ph.D student
Assessment of Research Quality, Research Strategy, Institutional Research, Key figures (research, education), PhD completion rates, University Rankings, Citation impact analysis, Web of Science, Scopus, Research information system (PURE)
dr. J.M. (Jules) van Rooij
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Senior Advisor Research Policy and Institutional Research, Co-ordinator Research Assessment
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
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PhD student
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Microchimerism
Behavioural Neuroscience
Physiology
Reproductive decision-making; human behavioural ecology; biosocial approach; height; visualization; R
G. (Gert) Stulp, PhD
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Assistant professor
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Animal Ecology, Physiological Ecology, Wild Immunology
Experimental ecology
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Fieldwork, observations, bird counts, designing field experiments, programming (VBA), design and maintenance of databases, organization, maintenance of fieldequipment.
drs. R. (Richard) Ubels
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Education / Research Assistant
Telomeres, life history evolution, ageing.
prof. dr. S. (Simon) Verhulst
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Professor of the Evolutionary Biology of Ageing
Microbial Population Biology
dr. ir. M.G.J. (Marjon) de Vos
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Assistant Professor
Y. (Yuqi) Wang, B
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PhD student
Y. (Yifan) Wang, PhD
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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
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Associate Professor & Rosalind Franklin Fellow - Genomic basis of evolutionary adaptations & ecological interactions
E. (Elodie) Wilwert, M
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PhD student
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Speciation, behaviour, sensory adaption, sexual selection and mate choice
D.S. (Shane) Wright, MSc
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F. (Fuyu) Ye, M
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PhD student
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