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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 2005 2018

Demographic variability and heterogeneity among individuals within and among clonal bacteria strains

Jouvet, L., Rodriguez-Rojas, A. & Steiner, U., 2018, In : Oikos. 127, 5, p. 728–737

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

demographic statistics
population growth

Density-driven water exchange controls seasonal declines in jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) abundance in a shallow fjord system

Goldstein, J., Jürgensen, C., Steiner, U. & Riisgård, H. U., 2018, In : Marine Ecology - Progress Series. 597, p. 137-145

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

water exchange

General conclusion to the special issue: Moving forward on individual heterogeneity

Hamel, S., Gaillard, J-M., Yoccoz, N. G., Bassar, R. D., Bouwhuis, S., Caswell, H., Douhard, M., Gangloff, E. J., Gimenez, O., Lee, P. C., Smallegange, I. M., Steiner, U., Vedder, O. & Vindenes, Y., 2018, In : Oikos. 127, 5, p. 750-756

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleCommunication

Aging patterns in different environments of isoclonal individual E.coli

Jouvet, L. & Steiner, U., 10 Mar 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conference without publisher/journalPosterResearchpeer-review

antibiotic resistance

Drivers of Diversification in Individual Life Courses

Hernandez-Pacheco, R. & Steiner, U. K., 2017, In : American Naturalist. 190, 6, p. E132-E144

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Markov chain

Activities 2016 2016

  • 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


Teaching and supervision: Teaching