I am an assistant professor of Evolutionary Ecology in the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics at the University of Amsterdam. In my lab, we are broadly interested in speciation research, focussing on diverse topics such as the genetic architecture of sexual communication, population genetic consequences of adaptive and non-adaptive evolution, and the role of interactions between (animal) hosts and their microbiome in both host and microbiome evolution. Read more about my current and past research on the nematodes, moths, crickets, and herpetofauna here.

Contact information

University of Amsterdam

Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics

Science Park 904

1098 XH Amsterdam, The Netherlands

t.blankers <at> uva.nl


Institutional webpage

Scripts are available on GitHub

Pre-prints are available on BioRxiv

See also ResearchGate and Google Scholar

Thomas Blankers

Assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam