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Claus Wedekind - Associate Professor

Research interests | Curriculum vitae | Reviewing activities | Memberships

Research interests

We study the selective forces that currently act on vertebrates, e.g. the effects of human activities in interaction with natural and sexual selection. We are also study the evolution of cooperation in conflict situations.


Curriculum vitae

2006: Associate Professor of Biology, University of Lausanne

2005: Hrdy Visiting Professor of Conservation Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, USA

2004: SNF Research Professor, University of Bern (later at University of Lausanne)

2003: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science & Technology (EAWAG), CH-Kastanienbaum.

2000 - 2002: University of Edinburgh, UK (Swiss National Science Foundation)

1999 - 2000: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA (Cloëtta & Wander Foundations)

1999: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science & Technology (EAWAG), CH-Kastanienbaum

1995 - 1999: University of Bern, Switzerland

1994: PhD, University of Bern (Prof. M. Milinski)


Reviewing activities

Editorial boards
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (Section Behavioural and Evolutionary Ecology, since 2013);
BMC Evolutionary Biology (since 2002);
Evolutionary Psychology (since 2002);
BMC Research Notes (since 2007);
Behavioral and Brain Sciences Associate (since 2001);
Journal of Evolutionary Biology (2002-2007);
Ecological Research (2004-2007);
Ecology Letters (2003-2008)

Manuscripts reviewed for:
Acta Oecologica; American Naturalist; Animal Behaviour; Animal Conservation; Aquaculture; Aquatic Conservation; Aquatic Ecology; Aquatic Sciences; Behavioral Ecology; Behaviour; Behavioural Ecology & Sociobiology; Biological Invasions; Biological Journal of the Linnean Society; Biological Reviews; Biology Letters; BMC Biology; BMC Ecology; BMC Evolutionary Biology; BMC Research Notes; Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences; Canadian Journal of Zoology; Cognition; Conservation Biology; Conservation Genetics; Current Biology; Diseases of Aquatic Organisms; Ecology; Ecology Letters; Ecology or Freshwater Fishes; Ecological Application; Ecological Research; Environmental Biology of Fishes; Ethology; Etologia; Evolution; Evolutionary Applications; Evolutionary Biology; Evolutionary Ecology; Evolutionary Psychology; Evolution and Human Behavior; Fish & Fisheries; Fisheries Management and Ecology; Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution; Frontiers in Psychology; Functional Ecology; Global Change Biology; Heredity; Human Nature; Hydrobiologia; Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management; International Journal of Parasitology; Journal of Applied Ichthyology; Journal of Biology; Journal of Evolutionary Biology; Journal of Field Ornithology; Journal of Fish Biology; Journal of Herpetology; Journal of Parasitology; Journal of Reproduction and Fertility; Journal of Soils and Sediments; Journal of Theoretical Biology; Journal of the Royal Society Interface; Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research; Molecular Ecology; Nature; Nature Communications; Nature Reviews Genetics; Naturwissenschaften; Oikos; Oekologia; Parasitology; PeerJ; Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B; Physiology and Behavior; Public Library of Science One; Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B; Psychological Bulletin; Psychological Science; Quarterly Reviews of Biology; Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries; Science; Scientific Reports; Transactions of the American Fisheries Society; Trends in Ecology and Evolution; various book chapters and book proposals 

Proposals reviewed for:
European Science Foundation; Swiss National Science Foundation; Wellcome Trust, UK; Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council, UK; Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), UK; Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC); National Science Foundation, USA; German Research Foundation (DFG); Leverhulm Trust; Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung, Austria; Israel Science Foundation; Research Council of Norway; Marden Fund Council, Royal Society of New Zealand; The Royal Society of London, UK; various awards for excellence in research



  • Society for Conservation Biology
  • European Society for Evolutionary Biology
  • Société Suisse de Zoologie
  • American Fisheries Society
  • Schweizerische Vereinigung der Fischereiaufseher




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