Evolutionary ecology explicitly links ecological and life-history thinking. We are interested in developing mathematical models for addressing a wide range of problems in evolutionary ecology including the evolution of parental care, longevity and cooperation. Central to our research paradigm is distinguishing between the evolution and maintenance of life-history strategies.
Anke completed her BSc and MSc at the University of Kiel, Germany, investigating the role of C-type Lectins in Caenorhabditis elegans' immunity. Her PhD investigates the heterogeneity of the pathogen Staphylococcus aureus in the tripartite system of the host C. elegans and the protective microbe Enterococcus faecalis. She is co-supervised by Kayla King.