Research interests in our research group

Biological phenomena are often too complex to understand in intuitive terms alone. Theoretical biology aims to explain or predict such phenomena using mathematical or computational models. In our group, we use this approach to study the evolutionary causes and consequences of reproductive traits (mating strategies, sex allocation, morphology, parental care) and the evolution of cooperation.

Selected recent  publications

Jennions, M. & Fromhage, L. 2017. Not all sex ratios are equal: the Fisher condition, parental care and sexual selection. Philos. Trans. R. Soc. B 372, 20160312.


Puurtinen, M. & Fromhage, L. 2017: Evolution of male and female choice in polyandrous systems. Proc. R. Soc. B Biol. Sci. 284, 20162174.


Fromhage, L. & Jennions, M. D. 2016: Coevolution of parental investment and sexually selected traits drives sex-role divergence. Nat. Commun. 7, 12517.