Lukas Keller

Research Interests

Evolutionary ecology, population and quantitative genetics, conservation biology

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Education and Professional Positions

2009 - present Associate Professor in Animal Evolutionary Biology, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2008 - present Director, Zoological Museum of the University of Zurich, Switzerland
2003 - 2009 Assistant Professor in Animal Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Museum, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2000 - 2003 Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of Glasgow, Scotland
1997 - 2001 Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, USA
1997 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
1996 Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology at University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
1985 - 1991 Studies in biology at Universities of Zurich and Basel, Switzerland

Selected Publications

  • Nietlisbach P., Keller L., Camenisch G., Guillaume F., Arcese P., Reid JM., Postma E. (2017). Pedigree-based inbreeding coefficient explains more variation in fitness than heterozygosity at 160 microsatellites in a wild bird population. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B: Biological Sciences, 284(1850):20162763. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2016.2763
  • Gehr B., Hofer EJ., Pewsner M., Ryser A., Vimercati E., Vogt K., Keller L. (2017). Hunting-mediated predator facilitation and superadditive mortality in a European ungulate. Ecology and Evolution, 2017:1-11. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3642
  • Brambilla A., Keller L., Bassano B., Grossen C. (2017). Heterozygosity-fitness correlation at the major histocompatibility complex despite low variation in Alpine ibex (Capra ibex ). Evolutionary Applications:Epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1111/eva.12575
  • Gehr B., Hofer EJ., Muff S., Ryser A., Vimercati E., Vogt K., Keller LF. (2017). A landscape of coexistence for a large predator in a human dominated landscape. Oikos, 126(10):1389-1399. DOI: 10.1111/oik.04182
  • Kasper C., Kölliker M., Postma E., Taborsky B. (2017). Consistent cooperation in a cichlid fish is caused by maternal and developmental effects rather than heritable genetic variation. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B: Biological Sciences, (284):20170369. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0369