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.


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


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

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

SNSF Advanced Postdoctoral Fellow, Lund University, Sweden (2008 – 2010)

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

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

PhD, University of Bern, Switzerland (2002 – 2005)


Contact details

Tel+44 (0) 1326214388
AddressThe Farmhouse
University of Exeter
Penryn Campus
TR10 9FE, UK
Office hours

During term, my office hours are on Tuesdays from 10 to 11 am and on Thursdays from 2 to 3 pm. Please use this link to make an appointment. 

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