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Biologist , science association director

Manfred Milinski, German biologist, science association director. Achievements include research in ecology of predator-prey interaction; research in behavioral ecology of competition; research in sexual selection and the evolution of mate choice; research in evolution of cooperation among egoists.

Background

Milinski, Manfred was born on February 8, 1950 in Oldenburg, Germany. Son of Franz and Eva Milinski.

Education

He studied biology and mathematics in Bielefeld and Bochum, went to Oxford University on a Heisenberg Scholarship and in 1987 became Professor of Zoology and Behavioural Ecology at University of Bern.

Career

Since 1999 he has been a Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute of Limnology which in 2007 became the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology. He has been an Honorary professor at Kiel University since 2000. His main research fields are Co-operation, Sexual selection and Host-parasite co-evolution.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in ecology of predator-prey interaction. Research in behavioral ecology of competition. Research in sexual selection and the evolution of mate choice.

    Research in evolution of cooperation among egoists.

Membership

[German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina]\r\nHe is a member of the Leopoldina and the Faculty of 1000.

Connections

Married Petra Schwager, December 28, 1986. Children: Sebastian, Linus.

father:
Franz Milinski

mother:
Eva Milinski

spouse:
Petra Schwager

children:
Sebastian Milinski

Linus Milinski