Britta S. Meyer
Evolutionary Biologist
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About me

My name is Britta Meyer and I am an evolutionary biologist.
My main interest is in the field of biodiversity research and evolution applying methods from phylogenetics, molecular evolution, population genetics and recently also epigenetics. At the university of Hamburg I started my studies in zoology, biochemistry and conservation. Here I listed some of my professional steps afterwards.
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  • 2007-2008

    Diploma thesis

    Zoology, University of Hamburg
    and the Leibniz-Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW), Berlin, Germany

    Genetic variability (MHC and mitochondrial D-Loop) and parasite burden of a neotropical rodent (Euryoryzomys russatus Wagner, 1848) in two fragments of the Atlantic Forest, Brazil

  • 2008

    Research Assistant

    FTZ, Research and Technology Centre, University of Kiel, B├╝sum, Germany

    Working on research vessels - "Seabirds at Sea" on Baltic and North Sea

  • 2009-2014

    Doctoral thesis

    Salzburger Lab, Evolutionary Biology,
    University of Basel, Switzerland:

    A multi-marker perspective on the evolutionary history of East African cichlid fishes

  • 2010


    Evomics, Molecular Evolution Workshop, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

  • 2010


    Organization of Cichlid Science Meeting

  • 2015


    Evomics, Molecular Evolution Workshop, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

  • 2016


  • 2014-now

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany


  • To be


My general research interests: molecular evolution, phylogenyies, population genetics, adaptation processes, epigenetics, biodiversity and fishes.
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Cichlid Research

Phylogenies, Biogeography

Stickleback Research

Local adaptation, genomics


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My Collaborators

Thanks to the here listed co-authors, influential colleagues and friends.

Thorsten Reusch


Supervisor, BAMBI-Project

Christophe Eizaguirre


Conservation genomics, BAMBI-Project

Melanie Heckwolf


PhD student in the BAMBI-Project

Joost Raeymaekers


MHC-Diversity, Co-Author

Walter Salzburger


Doctoral Thesis Supervisor

Adrian Indermaur


Phylogeography, Co-Author

Michael Matschiner


Phylogenies, Co-Author

Emilia Santos


Evo-Devo, Co-Author

Emiliano Trucchi


Epigenetics, Colleague from MolEvol Workshop

All the other people from the BAMBI project

Baltic Sea Region

Biodiversity, BAMBI-Project

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