Philipp Mitteröcker

Assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr., Privatdoz.


phone +43-1-4277-56705

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Teaching at the Univ. Vienna

 About me

I am a theoretical biologist and evolutionary biologist with strong interests in human and animal evolution, evolutionary medicine, biological anthropology, statistics, and the philosophy of science.

I have studied the development and evolution of human and primate anatomy, including the individual variation and perception of human faces, with medical applications to orthodontics. I am particularly interested in the interaction of developmental, environmental, and evolutionary processes. Another current research focus is on human childbirth: an evolutionary conundrum involving biological, environmental, and sociocultural dynamics.

I am fascinated by the analysis of complex biological data, including morphological, behavioral, and genetic data. I have contributed to modern morphometrics, the statistical analysis of biological form, as well as to multivariate biostatistics and quantitative genetics.

I am teaching morphometrics, statistics, theoretical and evolutionary biology at the University of Vienna and the University of Graz, and I am a directorial board member of the KLI Institute for Evolution & Cognition Research.

 Publication list

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Coquerelle, M., Prados-Frutos, J. C., Rojo, R., Drake, A. G., Murillo-Gonzalez, J. A., & Mitteroecker, P. (2017). The Fetal Origin of the Human Chin. Evolutionary Biology, 44(3), 295-311.


Gonzalez, P. N., Pavlicev, M., Mitteroecker, P., Pardo-Manuel de Villena, F., Spritz, R. A., Marcucio, R. S., & Hallgrímsson, B. (2016). Genetic structure of phenotypic robustness in the collaborative cross mouse diallel panel. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 29(9), 1737-1751.

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