Génétique et Ecologie Evolutive


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I am an evolutionary biologist with main interest in sexual selection. Most of my work focuses on how sexual selection operates in simultaneously hermaphroditic animals. Specifically, I am testing sex allocation theory and explore how pre- and postcopulatory sexual selection affects reproductive behaviour and morphology.

Currently, I am an Advanced Research Fellow of the Swiss National Science Foundation and study quantitative genetics and inbreeding depression of male and female reproduction using the simultaneously hermaphroditic freshwater snail Physa acuta as a model system.

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Brief CV

2011 – present PostDoc: CEFE, Montpellier, France.
2010 – 2011 PostDoc: Zoological Institute, University of Basel, Switzerland.
2007 – 2010 PhD: Zoological Institute, University of Basel, Switzerland.
2001 – 2006 Diploma: Institute of Ecology, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany.
1999 – 2001 Basic studies in Biology: Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald, Germany.



Selected Publications

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Janicke T, Marie-Orleach L, De Mulder K, Berezikov E, Ladurner P, Vizoso DB, Schärer L (2013) Sex allocation adjustment to mating group size in a simultaneous hermaphrodite. Evolution 67: 3233-3242.

Janicke T, Vellnow N, Sarda V, David P (2013) Sex-specific inbreeding depression depends on the strength of male-male competition. Evolution 67: 2861-2875.

Janicke T, Schärer L (2009) Sex allocation predicts mating rate in a simultaneous hermaphrodite. Proc R Soc B-Biol Sci 276:4247-4253.

Janicke T, Schärer L (2009) Determinants of mating and sperm-transfer success in a simultaneous hermaphrodite. J Evol Biol 22:405-415.

Janicke T, Hahn S, Ritz MS & Peter H-U (2008) Vocal performance reflects individual quality in a non-passerine. Anim Behav 75: 91-98.