Dr Barbara Tschirren
Senior Lecturer in Evolutionary Ecology


Broad Research Specialisms:

In my research I adopt an integrative approach to advance our understanding of eco-evolutionary processes in natural populations. I do this by applying ideas and techniques from complementary fields, such as behavioural and evolutionary ecology, ecophysiology, and genetics / genomics, and by integrating different organizational levels, from genes to populations, to understand how (proximately) and why (ultimately) diversity is maintained in the natural world and how animals adapt to their (changing) environment.


2005: PhD Biology, University of Bern, Switzerland
2001: MSc Higher Education, University of Bern, Switzerland
2000: MSc Biology, University of Bern, Switzerland


2017 –  present: Senior Lecturer of Evolutionary Ecology, University of Exeter, UK

2011 – 2016: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Assistant Professor, University of Zurich, Switzerland

2008 – 2010: SNSF Advanced Postdoctoral Fellow, Lund University, Sweden

2008: Australian Research Council (APD) Postdoctoral Fellow, Macquarie University, Australia

2005 – 2007: SNSF & Janggen-Pohn Postdoctoral Fellow, University of New South Wales, Australia

2002 – 2005: PhD, University of Bern, Switzerland

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