Philipp Heeb, Assistant Professor

Research Interests | Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

My current research interests are centered on two main themes. Firstly, we are examining the role that micro-organisms have on the evolutionary ecology of wild vertebrates. Secondly, we are studying the ecological and behavioural factors that maintain variance in reproductive success commonly observed in wild populations. The work is been carried out mostly with birds. I am also currently working with Alexandre Roulin on the behavioural and hormonal aspects of lactation.

I am continuing work on the ecological and evolutionary aspects of host-ectoparasite interactions and have collaborated on other themes including: the evolution of life history traits and social behaviour in birds (Heinz Richner); strategies of begging and parental investment (Matthias Kölliker) and genetic bases of immune responses in altricial birds (Martin Brinkhof).

Curriculum Vitae

Born on October 30th, 1960 in Cartagena, Colombia, married, two children.

2000 -
Assistant Professor in Behavioural Ecology (financed by the Fondation de Famille Sandoz).

1999 - 2000
Senior Research Assistant. Department of Zoology, Bern University.

1992 - 1999
Post-doctoral Research Assistant. Department of Zoology, Bern University.

1991 - 1992
Post-doctoral Research Associate. Department of Zoology, University of Lausanne.

1985 - 1991
D.Phil at the University of Oxford (UK). Edward Grey Institute of Ornithology, Department of Zoology (financed by a Berrow Scholarship).

1980 - 1985
Licence in biology at the University of Lausanne.
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