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Dr Vicencio Oostra

Independent Research Fellow Evolution, Ecology & Behaviour


Personal Statement

I am an evolutionary biologist, interested in analysing physiological, genetic, and evolutionary mechanisms by which individuals and populations cope with environmental change, including climate change. My research uses temperate and tropical butterflies to study how phenotypic plasticity and evolutionary adaptation interact, and how genetic, regulatory, and developmental cascades that accomplish environmental responses may act as constraints on rapid adaptation.

I did my undergraduate studies at the University of Amsterdam, and received my PhD from Leiden University. I joined DEEB as an Independent Research Fellow in 2019.