Aurelia Strauß

Aurelia Strauß MSc

PhD Student
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Visiting Address

Droevendaalsesteeg 10
6708 PB Wageningen

+31 (0) 317 47 34 00

The Netherlands


I am interested in individual variation of diel timing and chronotypes in Great Tits.


Graphical abstract: Chronotypes are determined by the environment and genetics through the circadian clock. Different chronotypes might have different fitness and could therefore be selected for. The environment plays a role in several places by affecting the clock, the daily rhythms directly, and the selection.
Aurelia F. T. Strauß
Graphical Abstract

Research groups



PhD Candidate in Chronobiology, University of Groningen, Netherlands


  • 2020–Present
    PhD Candidate in Chronobiology, University of Groningen & Animal Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Wageningen, Netherlands
  • 2017–2019
    Master of Evolution, Ecology and Systematics (MSc.), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), Germany
  • 2014–2017
    Bachelor of Biology (BSc.), LMU in Munich, Germany

Projects & collaborations


  • Wild clocks

    Project 2020
    We study the selection and evolution of circadian clocks in wild birds via measurements of rhythms in the wild and in the laboratory