Wouter van der Bijl

Wouter van der Bijl

Research Associate

University of British Columbia


I am currently working as a Research Associate in the lab of Judith Mank, at UBC. I study the evolution of traits using large datasets and computational approaches. My current work focuses on the inheritance and genetic basis of the highly variable color patterns of the Trinidadian Guppy.

Previously, I worked in the lab of Chris Wheat on butterfly coloration. Before that, I was a PhD student with Niclas Kolm studying the function and evolution of brain size. For my thesis I performed experiments on brain size in guppies, and performed comparative analyses on the same topic.

  • Trait evolution
  • Sexual selection and coloration
  • (Quantative) genetics
  • Behavior and cognition
  • Machine learning
  • PhD in Ethology, 2018

    Stockholm University

  • MSc in Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience, 2013

    University of Groningen

  • BSc in Life Science & Technology, 2010

    University of Groningen

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