About Eva-Maria Geigl
I am a paleogeneticist interested in genome evolution of animals (humans included) from the Upper Pleistocene to the Middle Ages. With my group, we are reconstructing population dynamics and phylogenetics of wild animal populations (bison, aurochs, equids and cats) and elucidating the domestication processes of cattle and cats. We also pursue an archaeogenetic research line in that we study the peopling of Europe since the Upper Palaeolithic to the end of the Neolithic. Finally, we are interested in investigating the emergence and evolution of zoonotic diseases and the selection pressure exerted on the human and animal populations involved.