Joe Hoffman


joe&pupI come from a background in evolutionary genetics and am broadly interested in wildlife population genetics and genomics.  My research combines classical population genetic and state of the art genomic approaches with detailed observational and experimental data from natural populations to understand the genetic basis of fitness variation and how this may feed into ecological and evolutionary dynamics.

  • 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
  • 2018–present: Honorary fellow of the British Antarctic Survey, UK
  • 2012–2017: Associate Professor – Bielefeld University, Germany
  • 2011–2012: Assistant Professor – Bielefeld University, Germany
  • 2008–2010: Natural Research Environment Council Strategic Alliance Postdoctoral Fellow – British Antarctic Survey, UK
  • 2004–2007: Postdoctoral Fellow – 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