Science thrives in collaboration and any project of size or import is hardly imaginable without the work of multiple people. I think it is important to show the true scope of this as much as is possible and hence, I am compiling a list of the wonderful people who have enabled my work, which will only include those directly involved in scientific work.
Anna K. Lindholm was my extremely helpful supervisor who gave me this excellent PhD opportunity.
Andrés Bendesky supervised the genomics project in my PhD at Columbia University.
Hanna Kokko greatly supported my simulation work, which started as a side-project but needed her expert advice.
Barbara König founded and manages the long-term house mouse study together with her research group. I am very grateful for her support.
Heidi Tschanz-Lischer, Erik Postma, and Kentaro Shimizu were members of my PhD committee who also supported at me on various occassions.
Rie Shimizu kindly extracted DNA for long read sequencing, which I am not trained in at all.
Bruce Boatman is the current and likely final lab and field site manager of the barn project and a very good friend with whom I shared most of my PhD time.
Sally Steinert and Gabriele Stichel were the predecessors responsbile for the mice in barn and lab.
Kerel X. Francis is the lab manager at Columbia University who is being instrumental to the genomics project with his work on DNA library preparation and sequencing.
Jari Garbely is responsible for DNA extraction and microsattelite analysis for the lab and barn project in Zurich.
and Jasmine Klasen, MSc students, analysed the majority of the videos recorded for my exploration behavior experiment.
Laura Lüthy and Seija Filli, MSc students, ran the pilot study for the exploration behavior experiment as part of their course work.
David Hug, Vishvak Kannan, and Lennart Winkler, MSc students, helped me conduct my experiments in 2017.
Aline Ullmann, MSc student, helped me during my experiments in 2018 as well as by being a great friend.