Women in evolution - highlighting the changing face of evolutionary biology

Maren Wellenreuther, Sarah Otto

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The face of science has changed. Women now feature alongside men at the forefront of many fields, and this is particularly true in evolutionary biology. This special issue celebrates the outstanding achievements and contributions of women in evolutionary biology, by highlighting a sample of their research and accomplishments. In addition to original research contributions, this collection of articles contains personal reflections to provide perspective and advice on succeeding as a woman in science. By showcasing the diversity and research excellence of women and drawing on their experiences, we wish to enhance the visibility of female scientists and provide inspiration as well as role models. These are exciting times for evolutionary biology, and the field is richer and stronger for the diversity of voices contributing to the field.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-16
JournalEvolutionary Applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Gender Studies
  • Evolutionary Biology


  • equality
  • evolutionary biology
  • gender
  • women in science


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