German Orizaola

researcher at Department of Ecology and Genetics, Animal Ecology

Visiting address:
Evolutionsbiologiskt centrum (EBC)
Norbyvägen 18 D
Postal address:
Norbyvägen 18 D
752 36 UPPSALA

My courses


I was born in Santander (Spain) on the 15th August 1974.

I finished my degree studies in Biology (Zoology) at the University of Oviedo (Spain) in 1997.

I conducted my thesis work at the University of Oviedo (Spain), under the supervision of Florentino Braña, examining the ecological interactions between introduced fish and amphibians. I defended my PhD thesis in 2004.

I started my postdoc in 2005, in the group of Anssi Laurila at Population and Conservation Biology, Uppsala University, where I examined the microgeographic variation of crucial life-history traits and the evolutionary potential of small and isolated populations, using the Swedish pool frog (Pelophylax lessonae) as study model. In Uppsala, I have also examined the determinants of growth and development across latitudinal gradients in amphibians.

Currently, I am working as a Researcher at Animal Ecology, Dept. Ecology and Genetics, Uppsala University. Here, I have recently started an independent research program to examine the effects that changes in the strength of time-constraints have on the evolutionary ecology and life-history strategies in animals with complex life cycles. I am also examining the ecological determinats of disease susceptibility in amphibians across different environmental gradients.


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