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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 2019

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

phenotypic plasticity
life history

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

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Data gaps and opportunities for comparative and conservation biology

Conde, D. A., Staerk, J., Colchero, F., da Silva, R., Schöley, J., Baden, H. M., Jouvet, L., Fa, J. E., Syed, H., Jongejans, E., Meiri, S., Gaillard, J-M., Chamberlain, S., Wilcken, J., Jones, O. R., Dahlgren, J. P., Steiner, U. K., Bland, L. M., Gomez-Mestre, I., Lebreton, J-D. & 13 others, González Vargas, J., Flesness, N., Canudas-Romo, V., Salguero-Gómez, R., Byers, O., Berg, T. B., Scheuerlein, A., Devillard, S., Schigel, D. S., Ryder, O. A., Possingham, H. P., Baudisch, A. & Vaupel, J. W., 7. May 2019, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 116, 19, p. 9658–9664

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Life Expectancy

The AgeGuess database, an open online resource on chronological and perceived ages of people aged 5-100

Jones, J. A. B., Nash, U. W., Vieillefont, J., Christensen, K., Misevic, D. & Steiner, U. K., 31. Oct 2019, In : Scientific Data. 6, 1, p. 246

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Aging of materials

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

BB839: Planning and evaluation of biological studies

Uli Steiner & Owen Jones


Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching

BB844 Terrestrial Field Course

Uli Steiner & Rita Silva


Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching