Philipp Mitteröcker

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. 

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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Arif, S., Hilbrant, M., Hopfen, C., Almudi, I., Nunes, M. D. S., Posnien, N., Kuncheria, L., Tanaka, K., Mitteroecker, P., Schloetterer, C., & McGregor, A. P. (2013). Genetic and developmental analysis of differences in eye and face morphology between Drosophila simulans and Drosophila mauritiana. Evolution & Development, 15(4), 257-267.

Coquerelle, M., Carlos Prados-Frutos, J., Rojo, R., Mitteroecker, P., & Bastir, M. (2013). Short Faces, Big Tongues: Developmental Origin of the Human Chin. PLoS ONE, 8(11), [81287].

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