Prof. Dr. Gabriele Uhl

Head of Department

Zoological Institute and Museum
General and Systematic Zoology

Loitzer Str. 26
17489 Greifswald

Tel.: +49 (0)3834 420-4242

Research interests

I am interested in a wide range of topics from the fields of reproductive biology, behavioural ecology, functional morphology and systematics from an evolutionary biology perspective. I am particularly interested in reproductive strategies and their morphological basis. A new research focus is the investigation of the reasons for the range expansion of the wasp spider. We want to know to what extent the northern and southern populations differ in their behaviour, morphology and genetics. We are also investigating the importance of phenotypic plasticity by looking at changes in brain structures under the influence of different environmental conditions. We combine behavioural, histological, ultrastructural and molecular methods.