In 2020, the Department of Evolutionary Theory created a website with information on the pandemic to which the entire group contributed substantially.
is a correspondence seminar for school students organised by
the non-profit organisation eduB in collaboration with IST Austria
under the lead of Barbora Trubenová (ETH Zurich).
In five series per year, school students get introduced to various topics in evolutionary biology.
They obtain an article on the topic, complemented by a set of multiple choice questions, and
perform a small project. They sent their answers and project results to the organisers
and receive feedback. Our contributions are listed at the bottom of the
Originally offered to students in Slovakia, there is now also an international version.
For the Max Planck Day, many researchers from the MPI for Evolutionary Biology visited schools in Schleswig-Holstein to tell school students about their research. The slides for our contribution can be found here (in German).
Members of our group regularly participate in the activities offered by the MPI for Evolutionary Biology at the European Researchers' Night.
As for the Max Planck Day, many researchers from the MPI for Evolutionary Biology visited schools in Schleswig-Holstein. Christin and Mario gave an introduction to evolutionary rescue, combining analytical approximations, computer simulations, and simulations that the students did 'by hand'.