Gerlind Lehmann is currently a Guest Professor at the Department of Biology, Humboldt University, Berlin. She studies the ecology and evolution of mate choice, using bush crickets (Insecta: Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) as model organisms. They are famous for their enlarged nuptial gifts transferred during mating, making them the textbook examples for the direct benefit hypothesis of mate choice. Moreover, she studied biology at the Freie University Berlin and the Technical University Braunschweig, receiving her Ph.D. degree from the University of Erlangen. After a Postdoctoral position at the University of Western Australia, she continued her work in Germany. She serves as a Group Leader for the study group Ecology of the German Zoological Society (DZG) and provides statistical consulting services for the main biological disciplines (ManuSTAT central).
Biography Updated on 30 November 2013