Professor Caroline Nieberding



After her PhD graduation in 2005 (Montpellier and Liège univ.), Caroline Nieberding (born 1979) obtained a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship in Paul Brakefield’s lab (Leiden univ., the Netherlands). Since September 2008, she has a permanent position as a Professor at UCL and has her own research group in Evolutionary Ecology and Genetics currently composed of 1 postdoc, 1 PhD student and Msc students. Her primary research interests are in the field of evolutionary ecology: she investigates the behavioural and genetic bases of reproductive isolation and speciation in natural populations, in collaboration with leading experts in chemical ecology (Lund and Sundsval univ., Sweden), in butterfly biology and genetics (YALE-NUS-College, Singapore; Cambridge univ, UK), and in populations genetics (Montpellier univ., France). She has published 32 articles in peer-reviewed journals or books including the flagship journals Ecology Letters (2), Trends in ecology and Evolution (1) and Proceeding of the Royal Society of London (4). She frequently is an (invited) speaker on national and international meetings on evolutionary biology and was a scientific advisor for the International Society of Chemical Ecology (ISCE from 2014-2017), a scientific editor of the journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution section Chemical Ecology and for the Peer Community in Evolutionary Biology, and for the Louvain4Evolution think-tank of her university. She serves also as President of the FNRS Doctoral School of Biology, Ecology and Evolution since 2012. She teaches courses in Introductory and advanced Ecology, Evolution, Molecular Ecology, and Biogeography from 1st year Bsc to last year Msc students in Sciences at UCL.

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