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.


Education and Professional Positions

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

See full publication list on Google Scholar.

  • Kokko H. (2017). Give one species the task to come up with a theory that spans them all: what good can come out of that? Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B: Biological Sciences, 284(1867):20171652. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.1652
  • Radzvilavicius AL., Kokko H. and Christie JR. (2017). Mitigating Mitochondrial Genome Erosion Without Recombination. Genetics, 207(3):1079-1088. DOI: 10.1534/genetics.117.300273
  • Medina I., Langmore NE., Lanfear R., Kokko H. (2017). The evolution of clutch size in hosts of avian brood parasites. The American Naturalist, 190(5):112-123. DOI: 10.1086/693778
  • Zúñiga D., Gager Y., Kokko H., Fudickar AM., Schmidt A., Naef-Daenzer B., Wikelski M., Partecke J. (2017). Migration confers winter survival benefits in a partially migratory songbird. eLife, 6:e28123. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.28123
  • Kokko H., Chaturvedi A., Croll D., Fischer MC., Guillaume F., Karrenberg S., Kerr B., Rolshausen G., Stapley J. (2017). Can evolution supply what ecology demands? Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 32(3):187-197. DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2016.12.005