• Bio

    Name: H. Christoph Liedtke

    Qualifications: Biologist (Ph.D.)

    Specializations: Phylogenetics, Systematics, Macroevolution, Herpetology

    Current Position: Post doctoral researcher, Estación Biológica de Doñana, Seville, Spain

    Interests: Nature, traveling, photography, board sports

  • News and updates

    Mar 2o17: New paper on evo of terrestrial breeding in

                       African toads (read here)

    Nov 2016: New paper on Bergman and Rapoports rule!

                        (read here)


    page last update on: 30.07.2017

  • Contact

    Estación Biológica de Doñana, CSIC

    Calle Americo Vespucio 26

    Sevilla 41092




I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Estación Biológica de Doñana, in Seville, Spain as part of Ivan Gomez-Mestre's Ecology, Evolution and Development Group.   My research is focused on uncovering the (epi)genomic networks controlling developmental plasticity in amphibians and the evolution of reproductive modes.


I completed my PhD at the University of Basel in Switzerland supervised by Simon Loader and Hendrik Müller (University of Jena), studying the accumulation of amphibian lineages in Africa and whether aspects of life history (specifically terrestrial breeding) has evolved in response to specific environmental conditions.