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Photo of Martin Christoph Wikelski Martin Christoph Wikelski

Martin Wikelski is assistant professor in the Department of Ecology, Ethology and Evolution at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and a member of the Charles Darwin Research Foundation. A native of Germany, Martin received a Master's degree from Ludwid-Maximilian University in Munich and a Ph.D. from the University of Bielefelf in Germany. Martin has traveled to natural habitats on all five continents and the Pacific and Atlantic islands. Since 1989 his research has focused on the reproductive ecology of the Galapagos marine iguana. He has also studied the evolution of body size and the foraging ecology of this species. In addition to authoring numerous academic publications and articles in popular magazines, Martin is currently at work on a book on the evolutionary ecology of the Galapagos marine iguana.

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Scientific American Frontiers
Fall 1990 to Spring 2000
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