Beate Nürnberger Ph.D.

Pozice vědecký pracovník grantový
Zaměření evolutionary biology, population genetics, bioinformatics

Research interests

  • evolutionary ecology,
  • life history evolution,
  • speciation,
  • hybrid zones,
  • genetic basis of adaptive traits.


  • 2002: Habilitation (Zoology and Ecology) – Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany.
  • 1991: Ph.D. (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) – Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., USA.
  • 1983: Vordiplom (~ Bachelor, Biology) – Julius-Maximilians-Universität, Würzburg, Germany.


  • 2016-present: Institute of Vertebrate Biology, The Czech Academy of Sciences, External Research Facility Studenec – Researcher.
  • 2011-2014: The University of Edinburgh – Senior Research Fellow (Daphne Jackson Trust).
  • 2007-2011: Career break.
  • 1997-2007: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany – Lecturer.
  • 1991-1997: The University of Edinburgh – NERC Post-Doctoral Research Assistant.

Academic Service

  • Reviewer – Ecology, Evolution, Molecular Ecology, American Naturalist, Heredity, Genetica, Zoology.
  • Associate Editor – Evolution (2005-2007).



Nürnberger B. Ecological Genetics. in: S.A. Levin (ed), Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, 2nd edition, Elsevier, London, vol 2, pp 714–731.


Maier E., Buckenmaier A., Tollrian R., Nürnberger B. Intracolonial genetic variation in the scleractinian coral Seriatopora hystrix. Coral Reefs 31: 505-517.


Maier E., Tollrian R., Nürnberger B. Fine-scale analysis of genetic population structure in the brooding coral Seriatopora hystrix from the Red Sea. Coral Reefs 28: 751-756.


Yanchukov, A., HofmannS., Szymura J.M., Mezhzherin S., Morozov-Leonov S., Barton N.H., Nürnberger B. A Bombina (Anura: Discoglossidae) hybrid zone at a sharp ecotone in Western Ukraine: comparisons across transects and over time. Evolution 60: 583 – 600.


Maier, E., Tollrian R., Rinkevich B., Nürnberger B. Isolation by distance in the scleractinian coral Seriatopora hystrix from the Red Sea. Mar. Biol. 147: 1109 – 1120.

Nürnberger, B., Barton N.H., Kruuk L.E.B., Vines T.H. Mating patterns in the Bombina hybrid zone: inferences from adult and full-sib genotypes. Heredity 94: 247 – 257.


Nürnberger, B., Hofmann S., Förg-Brey B., Praetzel G., Szymura J.M., Abbott C.M., Barton N.H.  A linkage map for the hybridising toads Bombina bombina and Bombina variegata. Heredity 91: 136 – 142.

Vines, T.H., Köhler S.C., Thiel M, Sands T.R., Ghira I., MacCallum C.J., Barton N.H., Nürnberger B. The maintenance of reproductive isolation in a mosaic hybrid zone between the toads Bombina bombina and B. variegata. Evolution 57: 1876 – 1888.


Vorndran, I., Reichwaldt E., Nürnberger B. Does differential susceptibility to predation in tadpoles stabilize the Bombina hybrid zone? Ecology 83: 1648 – 1659.


Maier, E., R. Tollrian, und B. Nürnberger. Development of species-specific markers in an organism with endosymbionts: microsatellites in the scleractinian coral Seriatopora hystrix. Mol. Ecol. Notes 1: 157 – 159.

Griffin, A.S., B. Nürnberger, J.M. Pemberton. A panel of microsatellites developed for meerkats (Suricata suricatta) by cross-species amplification and species-specific cloning. Mol. Ecol. Notes 1: 83-85.


Nürnberger, B. 2000. Ecological Genetics. in: Levin, S.A. (ed.). Encyclopedia of Biodiversity. Vol. 2, pp 245 – 258. Academic Press, San Diego.


Nürnberger, B., W. Gabriel. Invited commentary – Continued hope for a general explanation of sex. J. evol. Biol. 14: 1040 – 1042.


MacCallum, C.J., B. Nürnberger, N.H. Barton, J.M. Szymura. Habitat preference in the Bombina hybrid zone in Croatia. Evolution 52: 227 – 239.


Nürnberger B. Local dynamics and dispersal in a structured population of the whirligig beetle Dineutus assimilis. Oecologia 106: 325 – 336.


Nürnberger B., N.H. Barton, C. MacCallum, J. Gilchrist, M. Appleby. Natural selection on quantitative traits in the Bombina hybrid zone. Evolution 49: 1224 – 1238.

Nürnberger B., R.G. Harrison. Spatial population structure in the whirligig beetle Dineutus assimilis : Evolutionary inferences based on mtDNA and field data. Evolution 49: 266 – 275.


Adler, F. R.,  B. Nuernberger. Persistence in patchy, irregular landscapes. Theor. Pop. Biol. 45: 41 – 75.