Sexual Selection and Speciation

Our research focuses primarily on the study of the evolution of reproductive complexity in aquatic environments. We study a number of different freshwater and marine model systems using a combination of field, laboratory and experimental approaches to investigate how selective pressures contribute to the evolution of reproductive variation across time and space.

Former head of group: Prof. Dr. Tony Wilson

Research themes

  • Sexual selection and reproductive isolation
  • Functional genomics of male pregnancy
  • Genome evolution and diversification in Syngnathid fishes
  • Historical biogeography of African freshwaters