Short CV/Education and training

  • 2001
    Vordiplom (= B.Sc. equivalent), Biology, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University, Bonn

  • 2005
    Diplom (= M.Sc. equivalent), Biology, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University, Bonn

  • 2006 – 2007
    Scholarship holder (GEFFRUB), Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University, Bonn

  • 2007 – 2010
    Research assistant in the DFG-project "Patterns and processes of a multiple cichlid diversification along a unique geographical gradient in the Lower Congo River: Are species complexes fluid genomic networks?" (SCHL 567/4, MI 649/8)

  • 2011 – 2012
    Research assistant (Postdoc), Zoological Research Museum (ZFMK), Bonn

  • 2012
    Dr. rer. nat. (= Ph.D. equivalent), Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University, Bonn (D)

  • 2012 – 2013
    Research assistant (Postdoc), ZFMK, Margarethe Koenig award

  • 2013 – 2015
    DFG Research fellow (Postdoc) at the Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Kastanienbaum, Swiss

Selected publications

  • Schwarzer J, Swartz ER, Vreven E, Snoeks J, Cotterill FPD, Misof B, Schliewen UK 2012. Repeated trans-watershed hybridization among haplochromine cichlids (Cichlidae) was triggered by Neogene landscape evolution. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279, 4389-4398.

  • Schwarzer J, Misof B, Schliewen UK 2012. Speciation within genomic networks: A case study based on Steatocranus cichlids of the Lower Congo rapids. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25, 138-148.

  • Schwarzer J, Misof B, Ifuta SN, Schliewen UK 2011. Time and origin of cichlid colonization of the lower Congo rapids. Plos one 6(7), e22380.

  • Schwarzer J, Misof B, Tautz D, Schliewen UK 2009. The root of the East African cichlid radiations. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9, 186.

  • Herder F, Nolte AW, Pfaender J, Schwarzer J, Hadiaty RK, Schliewen UK 2006. Adaptive radiation and hybridization in Wallace's Dreamponds: evidence from sailfin silversides in the Malili Lakes of Sulawesi. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 273, 2209-2217.


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Reviewer for BMC Genetics, Conservation Genetics, Journal of Parasitology, Journal for Zoological Systematic and Evolution

Additional qualifications

  • Field experience: Collection trips and fieldwork in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Cameroon, Sulawesi and Madagascar


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