Lukas Keller

Research Interests

Evolutionary ecology, population and quantitative genetics, conservation biology


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 LF., Postma E. (2016) Genetic variance components and heritability of multiallelic heterozygosity under inbreeding. Heredity, 116:1-11. DOI: 10.1038/hdy.2015.59
  • Muff S., Keller LF. (2015) Reverse attenuation in interaction terms due to covariate measurement error. Biometrical Journal, 57(6):1068-1083. DOI: 10.1002/bimj.201400157
  • Reid JM., Arcese P., Bocedi G., Duthie AB., Wolak ME., Keller LF. (2015) Resolving the conundrum of inbreeding depression but no inbreeding avoidance: Estimating sex-specific selection on inbreeding by song sparrows (Melospiza melodia). Evolution 69: 2846-2861. DOI: 10.1111/evo.12780
  • Wolak ME., Keller LF. (2014) Dominance genetic variance and inbreeding in natural populations. eds. A. Charmantier, D. Garant, and L.E.B. Kruuk, Quantitative Genetics in the Wild. Oxford University Press, Oxford
  • Grossen C., Keller LF., Biebach I., The International Goat Genome, Consortium and Croll D. (2014) Introgression from Domestic Goat Generated Variation at the Major Histocompatibility Complex of Alpine Ibex. PLoS Genetics, 10(6):e1004438. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1004438