Lynn Govaert


Müggelseedamm 301, 12587 Berlin

Research group

I am an evolutionary ecologist. My goal is to understand how trait changes and trait variation affect community structure and functioning of ecosystems in time and space. My main research interest focuses on the quantification of absolute and relative contributions of ecological and evolutionary processes and how these shape communities and metacommunities in their response to environmental change. In my daily research activities, I combine the development of conceptual and methodological frameworks and building theoretical models with experimental approaches using microcosm experiments to test theory.


Professional experience

  • Since 2021: Research Group Leader, IGB Berlin, Germany
  • 2018-2020: Postdoc, University of Zurich and Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Zurich, Switzerland

Scientific education

  • 2013-2018: PhD (evolutionary ecology), Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, Departement of Biology, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  • 2012-2013: Internship Teaching Education (mathematics)
  • 2010-2012: Msc (mathematics), University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  • 2007-2010: Bsc (mathematics), University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

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