Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology

Welcome to the web pages of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön!
We are an internationally oriented institution dedicated to exploring the principles, mechanisms, and impacts of evolutionary change.
The institute comprises the departments of Theoretical Biology and Microbial Population Biology, along with several independent research groups. Currently, around 180 individuals from over 30 nations are actively contributing to research at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön.
Discover more about our research activities under the "Research" section and stay updated on the innovative insights generated by our diverse and collaborative team.

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Direct reciprocity facilitates cooperation in repeated social interactions. Traditional models suggest that individuals learn to adopt conditionally cooperative strategies if they have multiple encounters with their partner. However, most existing ...

Since June 1, 2024, Dr. Nathalie Feiner has been heading the first Lise Meitner Group at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön. With her research group focusing on Evolutionary Diversification and Innovation, Dr. Feiner assumes ...

In his research, Dr Mario Santer has made important progress in understanding the population genetics of bacteria. He has now been honoured with the prestigious Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society for his doctoral thesis. Dr Santer's work ...

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