Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture
Deutscher Platz 6
With a background in biological anthropology and evolutionary ecology, I have developed an interest in the reproductive strategies of humans (and other organisms) from an evolutionary perspective. This has motivated me in trying to understand how different social and environmental factors relate to different strategies within and among populations. Through my PhD research, under the supervision of Dr. Dieter Lukas, Dr. Heidi Colleran, and Dr. Monique Borgerhoff-Mulder, I aim to understand how the resource transfers during the life cycle influence different life-history traits that shape the reproductive timing and investment among individuals, in order to understand the mechanisms behind the diversity of life-history strategies in humans. I am a member of the Comparative Behavioral Ecology Group.