Short CV/Education and training

  • 1983 – 1989
    Studied biology at Mainz University, Germany

  • 1990 – 1993
    Wrote dissertation, Max Planck Institute in Seewiesen and LMU Munich, Germany

  • 1993 – 1999
    Postdoc, MDDR Sede Boqer, Israel, Aarhus University, Denmark, University of Melbourne, Australia

  • 1999 – 2001
    Habilitation (postdoctoral) fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG), Mainz University

  • 2001 – 2004
    Heisenberg Fellowship from the DFG (Bonn, Melbourne)

  • 2004
    Professor of behavioural biology, University of Hamburg, Germany

Selected publications

  • Schneider, J.M., Andrade, M.C.D.: Mating behaviour & sexual selection. In: Herberstein M., Ed., Spider Behaviour: Variability and Versatility. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK. In press.

  • Schneider, J.M., Bilde, T.: Benefits of cooperation with genetic kin in a subsocial spider. In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 105(31), 2008. pp. 10843-10846.

  • Fromhage, L., Elgar, M.A., Schneider, J.M.: Faithfulness without care: the evolution of monogyny. In: Evolution 59, 2005. pp. 1400-1405.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Evolution of the mating strategies of male orb-weaver spiders of the genera Argiope and Nephila

  • Evolution and mechanisms of cohabitation among the social spiders

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Executive committee for the State of Hamburg section of the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers

  • Editor in chief of the journal ETHOLOGY

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