Nico K. Michiels


NameNico K. Michiels
Phone+49 7071 29 78876
Fax+49 7071 29 5634
Date of Birth28 May 1961

University of Tuebingen
Faculty of Science
Institute of Evolution and Ecology
Animal Evolutionary Ecology
Auf der Morgenstelle 28
72076 Tübingen


Research Interests

  • The evolution of hermaphrodite mating systems
  • The evolution of sexuality
  • Sexual conflict
  • New: Function and mechanisms of red fluorescence in marine fishes

Model Systems

Flatworms, earthworms, sea slugs, polychaets, nematodes, fish, computer simulations


Since 2004 Professor in Zoology at the University Tuebingen (Animal Evolutionary Ecology)
1999 - 2004 Professor in Zoology at the University Muenster (Animal Morphology, Ecology and Evolution)
1993-1999 Research group leader (Associate Professor) at the Max-Planck-Institute for Behavioural Physiology, Seewiesen
1992 Postdoctoral fellow (EU HCM Programme) at the Dep. of Animal and Plant Sciences, Sheffield
1990-1991 Postdoctoral research fellow at the Limburgs Universitair Centrum, Diepenbeek, Belgium
1989 Ph.D. in Zoology at the University of Antwerp (Belgium) Population and behavioural ecology of the black darter Sympetrum danae (Odonata: Libellulidae)
1984 Graduation in Zoology at the University of Antwerp (Belgium)


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