Hanna Kokko

Research Interests

Evolutionary ecology of sexual and asexual reproduction, analysis and management of animal populations, evolution of reproductive and social strategies, sustainability science.


2014 - present Full professor (evolutionary ecology), Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2014 - present Fellow of the Australian Academy of Sciences (FAA), Australia
2014 short-term fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Germany
2010 - 2014 Australian Laureate Fellow and professor of evolutionary ecology, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
2009 - 2010 Sabbatical year, Australian National University, Australia
2007 – 2009 Chair of Societas Biologica Fennica Vanamo www.vanamo.fi, Finland
2007 Invited member of the Academia Scientiarum Fennica (Finnish Academy of Science and Letters), Finland
2004 - 2010 Professor of animal ecology, University of Helsinki, Finland
2003 - 2004 Academy Research Fellow, University of Helsinki, Finland
2002 - 2003 Lecturer, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
2000 - 2002 Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow, University of Glasgow, UK
1998 - 2000 Marie Curie Research Fellow, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK
1997 Ph.D., University of Helsinki, Finland

Selected Publications

  • Fromhage L., Jennions M., Kokko H. (2016) The evolution of sex roles in mate searching. Evolution. 2016 Mar;70(3):617-24. DOI: 10.1111/evo.12874
  • Gerber N., Kokko H. (2016) Sexual conflict and the evolution of asexuality at low population densities. Proc Biol Sci. 2016 Oct 26;283(1841). pii: 20161280. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2016.1280
  • Harts A., Kristensen N. and Kokko H. (2016) Predation can select for later and more synchronous arrival times in migrating species. Oikos 125: 1528-1538. DOI: 10.1111/oik.02973
  • Rodrigues AMM., Kokko H. (2016) Models of social evolution: can we do better to predict ‘who helps whom to achieve what’? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 371: 20150088. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0088
  • Tilquin A., Kokko H. (2016) What does the geography of parthenogenesis teach us about sex? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences, 371(1706):20150538. DOI: 10.5167/uzh-126095
  • Holman L., Price T., Wedell N., Kokko H. (2015) Coevolutionary dynamics of polyandry and selfish genetic elements. Evolution, 69(3):709-720. DOI: 10.1111/evo.12595
  • Kilner R.M., Boncoraglio G., Henshaw J.M., Jarrett B.J.M., De Gasperin O., Attisano A., Kokko H. (2015) Parental effects alter the adaptive value of an adult behavioural trait. eLife, 4:e07340. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.07340
  • Kokko H., Hochberg M. (2015) Towards cancer-aware life-history modelling. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences, 370:20140234. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2014.0234
  • Umbers KD., Symonds MR., Kokko H. (2015) The mothematics of female pheromone signaling: strategies for aging virgins. Am Nat. 2015 Mar;185(3):417-32. doi: 10.1086/679614. DOI: 10.1086/679614
  • Shaw AK., Kokko H. (2015) Dispersal evolution in the presence of allee effects can speed up or slow down invasions. The American Naturalist, 185(5):631-639. DOI: 10.1086/680511