Klaus Reinhardt - Research Interests

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PD Dr Klaus Reinhardt

University of Tuebingen

Institute for Evolution and Ecology
Animal Evolutionary Ecology
Auf der Morgenstelle 28
D-72076 Tübingen

Phone: +49 7071 29 74854

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EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY

SPERM BIOLOGY

ENTOMOLOGY

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR

INSECTS & MAN

 

Additional affiliation

Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Department of Evolutionary Neuroethology

 

 

Research Vision:

1) To strengthen the role of science in the German society. Evidence-based approaches should be the norm, not the exception, in politics, in economy, in medicine, in administration. Such critical thinking requires specific teaching.

 

2) To strengthen the role of evolution in biology and medicine. Evolution is more than beak variation in Galapagos finches. For example, can you see what's wrong with the following textbook statements:

   Only individuals that are best adapted to the environment, will survive and leave the most offspring.

   The male peacock's train evolved so males can attract more females.

   Feathers evolved to improve thermoregulation.

 

3) In evolutionary ecology, to study how conflicts shape phenotypic variation and propel evolutionary change.

To study the fundamental bottleneck of evolution: sperm function.