Lukas Keller

Research Interests

Evolutionary ecology, population and quantitative genetics, conservation biology

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Education and Professional Positions

2018 - present Full Professor in Animal Evolutionary Biology, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2009 - 2018 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

  • Gehr B., Bonnot NC., Heurich M., Cagnacci F., Ciuti S., Hewison AJM., Gaillard J-M., Ranc N., Premier J., Vogt K., Hofer E., Ryser A., Vimercati E., Keller L. (2020). Stay home, stay safe ‐ site familiarity reduces predation risk in a large herbivore in two contrasting study sites. Journal of Animal Ecology:Epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.13202
  • Grossen C., Guillaume F., Keller LF., Croll D. (2020). Purging of highly deleterious mutations through severe bottlenecks in Alpine ibex. Nature Communications, 11:1001. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-14803-1
  • Bozzuto C., Biebach I., Muff S., Ives AR., Keller LF. (2019). Inbreeding reduces long-term growth of Alpine ibex populations. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 3(9):1359-1364. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-019-0968-1
  • Nietlisbach P., Muff S., Reid JM., Whitlock MC., Keller LF. (2019). Nonequivalent lethal equivalents: Models and inbreeding metrics for unbiased estimation of inbreeding load. Evolutionary Applications, 12(2):266-279. DOI: 10.1111/eva.12713
  • Ponzi E., Keller LF., Bonnet T., Muff S. (2018). Heritability, selection, and the response to selection in the presence of phenotypic measurement error: Effects, cures, and the role of repeated measurements. Evolution, 72(10):1992-2004. DOI: 10.1111/evo.13573