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Chris Klingenberg

Biographical information

Education and employment

  • 1988, Lic. phil. nat. in biology (main subject zoology), University of Bern, Switzerland
  • 1996, PhD in the lab of John Spence, University of Alberta, Canada
  • 1997–1999, Postdoctoral Fellowship in the lab of Fred Nijhout, Department of Zoology, Duke University, Durham NC, USA
  • 1999–2001, Postdoctoral Fellowship in the lab of Michael Akam, University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge
  • 2001–2002, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Germany
  • 2003–2013, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester
  • 2013–present, Professor of Morphometrics, School of Biological Sciences, University of Manchester


  • 1996, Governor General's Gold Medal, University of Alberta
  • 1996, Young Investigators Prize, American Society of Naturalists
  • 1997, TWN Cameron Award, Canadian Society of Zoologists
  • 1998, Theodosius Dobzhansky Prize, Society for the Study of Evolution

Professional service

  • 2004–2007 member of the Board of Reviewing Editors, Journal of Evolutionary Biology
  • 2011–2013 Associate Editor, Evolution
  • 2008–2018 Associate Editor, BMC Evolutionary Biology
  • 2006–present member of the Editorial Board, Evolution & Development
  • 2015–present Deciding Editor, Journal of Evolutionary Biology


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