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Jun.-Prof. Dr. Jonathan Henshaw


Jun.-Prof. Dr.
Jonathan Henshaw

Institute of Biology I

Group: Theoretical Biology

Phone: +49 (0)761 203-2567



Focus of Research

  • Causes and consequences of natural selection
  • Sexual selection and the evolution of mating systems
  • Evolution of parental care


  • Since 2020 Junior professor, Institute of Biology I, University of Freiburg
  • 2018-2020 Postdoctoral fellow, University of Idaho
  • 2018 Postdoctoral fellow, University of Jyväskylä
  • 2013-2017 Doctor of Philosophy (J. G. Crawford Prize), Australian National University
  • 2016-17 Ernst Mach Scholar, University of Graz
  • 2007-2012 Bachelor of Philosophy (Science) Hons (University Medal), Australian National University

Selected publications

  • Henshaw JM, Fromhage L, Jones AG (2019). Sex roles and the evolution of parental care specialization. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 286(1909): 20191312 (doi:101098/rspb.2019.1312)
  • Parker GA, Ramm SA, Lehtonen J, Henshaw JM (2018). The evolution of gonad expenditure and gonadosomatic index (GSI) in male and female broadcast spawning invertebrates. Biological Reviews 92(3): 693-753 (doi:10.1111/brv.12363)
  • Henshaw JM, Zemel Y (2017). A unified measure of linear and nonlinear selection on quantitative traits. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 8(5): 604-614 (doi:10.1111/2041 210X.12685)
  • Henshaw JM*, Kahn AT, Fritzsche K* (2016). A rigorous comparison of sexual selection indexes via simulations of diverse mating systems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 113(3): E300 E308 (doi:10.1073/pnas.1518067113) 
    * These authors contributed equally to this publication
  • Henshaw JM, Marshall DJ, Jennions MD, Kokko H (2014). Local gamete competition explains sex allocation and fertilization strategies in the sea. The American Naturalist 184(2): E32 E49 (doi:10.1086/676641)


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