Dr. Hildegard Uecker

Research group leader
"Stochastic evolutionary dynamics"
MPI for Evolutionary Biology
Department of Evolutionary Theory
August-Thienemann-Str. 2
24306 Plön, Germany

Phone: + 49 4522 763-536
Email: uecker@nullevolbio.mpg.de

My research focuses on adaptation in populations that are severely challenged either by environmental change (natural populations) or by exposure to drug treatment (pathogen populations). I hope that insights from my research can contribute to improving conservation efforts and assist in decelerating the emergence of drug resistance. As a mathematician, I am mainly interested in stochastic modeling (in particular in the application of branching process theory to problems in biology).

For more information, see the website of the research group "Stochastic evolutionary dynamics".

Short CV


For a complete publication list, see here.

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PhD thesis:

Fate and fortuity: Branching process models for the establishment and fixation of beneficial alleles (link).

Diploma thesis:

Zur Temperatur und zur Geschwindigkeitsverteilung in granularen Gasen (On the temperature and on the distribution of velocities in granular gases).