Aarhus Universitets segl


Group Leader

​Trine Bilde - Professor

  • Evolution of cooperation
  • Evolutionary ecology of inbreeding
  • Kin cooperation
  • Ecology and phylogeography of social spiders
  • Sexual selection and evolution of mating systems
  • Ecogenomics
  • Epigenetics and Gene expression
  • Plasticity and adaptation
  • More

Lab Members


Anne Aagard Lauridsen - PhD

  • Epigenetics
  • Gene expression
  • Local adaptation

Alexander Lammers - PhD

​(co-supervising with Michael Lalk, Greifswald University (Germany))

  • Chemical ecology
  • Bioactive compounds 
  • ​Metabolomics​​
  • GC-MS, HPLC-MS, NMR, and mass spectrometry imaging  

Clemence Krystel Marie Rose - PhD

  • Task differentiation in social spiders,
  • Ecology of social spiders,
  • Urban ecology,
  • Microbiome  

Academic staff

Jesper Bechsgaard 

Investigator on population genetics

Virginia Settepani 

Center Manager

Associated researchers

Maria Jose Albo

Assistant at the Department of Ecology and Evolution, Faculty of Science, University of the Republic, Uruguay, and at Clemente Estable Biological Research Institute

  • Sexual selection,
  • Evolution of mating system,
  • Origin and evolution of nuptial gifts in spiders,
  • Pisauridae and Trechaleidae families  

Cristina Tuni

Research Associate, LMU München, Department of Biology

Evolution of polyandry, Nuptial feeding mating systems

Former lab members

Christina Holm

Marija Majer

Lena Grinsted

Reut Berger-Tal

Shenglin Liu

Seven Nazifi

Tobias Sandfeld

Bram Vanthournout

André Walter

Michelle Greve

Caitlin Stern

Anja Junghanns