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2002-2005 PhD in Evolutionary Ecology, University of Zrich, Switzerland
1993-2000 University of Göttingen, Germany; Course of studies: Biology (major zoology, minor botany and sociology). Thesis in Animal Ecology.

2013 Associate Professor Max-Planck Odense Center on the Biodemography of Aging and Institute of Biology, University of Southern Denmark
2012 (Sep.-Dec.) College of Life Science Fellow Institute for Advanced Study/Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin
2010-2012 Marie Curie Post-doc Fellow, INSERM U1001, France, Evolutionary Systems Biology
2005-2010Postdoctoral research associate, Tuljapurkar lab, Stanford University, USA
2002-2005PhD candidate University of Zürich, Ecology group, Van Buskirk/Heinz-Ulrich Reyer
2001Government of Canada Research scholar Queens University, Canada
1998-2001Teaching assistant, University of Göttingen, Germany


Research areas

Biodemography, life-history evolution, evolution of aging, population dynamics, matrix modelling, single-cell microfluidics

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Research Output

Ecological drivers of jellyfish blooms - The complex life history of a 'well-known' medusa (Aurelia aurita)

Goldstein, J. & Steiner, U. K., Mar 2020, In : The Journal of animal ecology. 89, 3, p. 910-920

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  • Parallel progress in perceived age and life expectancy

    Steiner, U. K., Larsen, L. A. & Christensen, K., Feb 2020, In : The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences. 75, 2, p. 333-339

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  • Tuljapurkar and Orzack (1980) and Tuljapurkar (1982a,b): Population dynamics in variable environments

    Steiner, U. K., Jun 2020, In : Theoretical Population Biology. 133, p. 21-22 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debateResearchpeer-review

    Adaptive phenotypic plasticity for life-history and less fitness-related traits

    Acasuso-Rivero, C., Murren, C. J., Schlichting, C. D. & Steiner, U. K., 12. Jun 2019, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 286, 1904, 20190653.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  • Climate, rather than human disturbance, is the main driver of age-specific mortality trajectories in a tropical tree

    Gaoue, O. G., Horvitz, C. C., Steiner, U. K. & Tuljapurkar, S., 24. May 2019, In : Ecological Modelling. 400, p. 34-40

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  • Activities

    • 1 Conference organisation or participation

    EvoDemos 2016

    Maria Baden (Participant), , Lionel Jouvet (Participant), , Ulrich Steiner (Participant), & Iain Stott (Participant)

    2. Oct 20165. Oct 2016

    Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

    Teaching & Supervision

    BB844 Terrestrial Field Course

    Uli Steiner & Rita Silva


    Course: Teaching