Dr. Anya Theis

PostDoc in the group of Walter Salzburger. Works on the evolution of Cichlids of Lake Tanganyika.

Current research

Cichlids of the tribe Haplochromini have a special breeding behaviour: the female lays the eggs in a pit and snaps them up into the mouth to breed them there for a few days. The males are carrying conspicuous egg-spots on the anal fin, which have an important function in courtship and spawning behaviour. I want to examine if there is a difference in attractiveness, mating success and fertilization rates between males (Astatotilapia burtoni) with natural and altered egg-spots.

...and else?

My favorite leisure activity is to travel around the world! Other hobbies are yoga, photography and diving...

Curriculum vitae

1985

Born in Basel, Switzerland

2011 - present

PhD student at the Department of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Basel

2008 - 2010

M.sc at the Department of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Basel

2005 - 2008

B.sc of animal- and plant science at the University of Basel