Joe Hoffman


joe&pupI am an evolutionary geneticist with broad interests in the population genetics of wildlife.  My research combines state of the art genomic approaches with highly detailed observational and experimental data from natural populations to understand the genetic basis of fitness variation and how this may feed into responses to climate change.




  • 1999–2003: PhD in Evolutionary Genetics – University of Cambridge, UK
  • 1996–1997: MSc in Integrative Bioscience – University of Oxford, UK
  • 1991–1994: BSc (First Class Honours) in Environmental Biology – University of Wales, Swansea, UK
Professional experience
  • 2018–present: Extraordinary Professor – Bielefeld University, Germany
  • 2012–2017: Associate Professor – Bielefeld University, Germany
  • 2011–2012: Assistant Professor – Bielefeld University, Germany
  • 2008–2010: Strategic Alliance Postdoctoral Fellow – British Antarctic Survey, UK
  • 2004–2007: Postdoctoral Research Associate – University of Cambridge, UK

Contact Details

Department of Animal Behaviour
Bielefeld University
Postfach 100131
33501 Bielefeld

e-mail: joseph.hoffman[at]
telephone: +49 (0)521 1062711
skype: joe_hoffman
twitter: @J_I_Hoffman