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Dr. Barbara Fischer

Postdoc & Lecturer

Email, Phone: +43-1-4277-56706

I am an evolutionary biologist and postdoctoral researcher associated with the Theoretical Biology Department at the University of Vienna. 
In my research, I study phenotypic evolution in a variety of study systems (for example in fish and humans) and for that purpose I use both theoretical and empirical methods. My work centers around the classical problem of adaptation vs. constraint in evolution: Why are some traits easily adapted by evolution while others are not? I am also interested in the evolution of phenotypic plasticity, a topic I already did my PhD research on. More recently, my work focuses on human evolution, specifically on adaptation vs. constraint in the evolution of human pelvic morphology.
I am also a dedicated teacher. I enjoy communicating science and writing articles for a non-scientific audience.

 

Publications

University of Vienna | Universitätsring 1 | 1010 Vienna | T +43-1-4277-0