TJanickeI am an evolutionary biologist interested in various aspects of sexual reproduction including sexual selection, sex allocation and inbreeding depression. I am tackling my questions by using a blend of field studies, experimental tests and comparative approaches applying methods such as quantitative genetics, meta-analysis, immunocytochemistry, and genomics.

My ongoing research projects focus on:

  • Role of sexual selection for adaptation to novel environments
  • Sex-specific sexual selection and its evolutionary consequences
  • Environment-dependent sexual selction
  • Condition-dependence of male and female fitness components
  • Sex-specific inbreeding depression
  • Evolution of selfing rates in freshwater snails
  • Sexually antagonistic genetic variation in hermaphrodites

My current research is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).