Winternitz Research Site

Jamie C. Winternitz


Current and past labs I have worked in.



Common buzzard ( Buteo buteo ) by Stefan Berndtsson (CC BY 2.0) 

Common buzzard (Buteo buteo) by Stefan Berndtsson (CC BY 2.0) 

We study life history strategy evolution, combining evolution, ecology and ethology. Using detailed knowledge of individual fitness, we attempt to identify how individual behavioural variation translates into the components of genotypic and phenotypic quality, as well as environmental effects.

Department of Animal Behavior, Bielefeld University, Germany.


We study the evolutionary forces and constraints that shape the functional diversity of the vertebrate immune system. Our research is based on computational analysis of genomic and epidemiological data from human populations, but also includes molecular and experimental approaches using the three-spined stickleback and other model species.

Emmy Noether Group for Evolutionary Immunogenomics, Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Germany.

Three-spined stickleback

Three-spined stickleback



We study molecular ecology of vertebrates, with a focus on interactions between neutral and adaptive genetic variation, immunogenetics, sexual selection, andconservation genetics.

Department of Population Biology, Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

Endangered European spotted suslik

Endangered European spotted suslik


We study the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases in natural animal populations, using a combination of field work, experimental, and comparative approaches.

Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, USA.

Monarch butterflies overwintering in Mexico

Monarch butterflies overwintering in Mexico


We study the evolution of behavior and the integration of behavior and conservation biology

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.



Yellow-bellied marmot at the Rocky Mountain Biological Station in Gothic, Colorado.

Yellow-bellied marmot at the Rocky Mountain Biological Station in Gothic, Colorado.