Doro Lindtke

Postdoctoral Researcher
Evolutionary Genetics

Office: Aven Nelson 202
Ph: (307) 766-2634
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  • Ph.D. in Evolutionary Genetics, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, 2013
  • Diploma in Zoology, University of Bonn, Germany, 2008

Research Interests

I am interested in speciation and the evolution of reproductive isolation. In particular, I am interested in hybridization and how species that are only incompletely reproductively isolated can persist as separate evolutionary units. My main focus is on investigating the genetic mechanisms that contribute to species barriers. This involves the study of natural hybrid zones, and more recently, I am using computer simulations to investigate different genetic architectures of reproductive isolation and their effects on hybrid genomes.


  • Lindtke D, Gompert Z, Lexer C, Buerkle CA (in Press) Unexpected ancestry of Populus seedlings from a hybrid zone implies a large role for postzygotic selection in the maintenance of species. Molecular Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/mec.12759.
  • Lindtke D, González-Martínez SC, Macaya-Sanz D, Lexer C (2013) Admixture mapping of quantitative traits in Populus hybrid zones: power and limitations. Heredity, 111, 474-485.
  • Stölting KN, Nipper R, Lindtke D, Caseys C, Waeber S, Castiglione S, Lexer C (2013) Genomic scan for single nucleotide polymorphisms reveals patterns of divergence and gene flow between ecologically divergent species. Molecular Ecology, 22, 842-855.
  • Lindtke D, Buerkle CA, Barbará T, Heinze B, Castiglione S, Bartha D, Lexer C (2012) Recombinant hybrids retain heterozygosity at many loci: new insights into the genomics of reproductive isolation in Populus. Molecular Ecology, 21, 5042-5058.
  • Stöck M, Horn A, Grossen C, Lindtke D, Sermier R, Betto-Colliard C, Dufresnes C, et al. (2011) Ever-young sex chromosomes in European tree frogs. PLOS Biology, 9, e1001062.
  • Lindtke, D, Mayer, Böhme W (2010) Identification of a contact zone between oviparous and viviparous common lizards (Zootoca vivipara) in central Europe: reproductive strategies and natural hybridization. Salamandra, 46, 73-82.