Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna

Althanstraße 14
1090 Vienna

Phone: 0043-1-4277-54745
Fax: 0043-1-4277-9547

Dr. Martin Fieder, Associated Professor of Evolutionary Demography

Short Curriculum Vitae

Current and Previous Positions

1991-1992 Employee at the Department of Zoology of the University of Vienna

1992-1995 Grant financed research work at the Department of Zoology of the University of Vienna

1995-1997 Employed on the FWF financed Research Project “Towards Pigeons Categorization”.

1996-1998 Employed on the Project “Quality of Movement in Courtship behaviour” funded by the Austrian National Bank

1997-1999 Employed in the Logistic Centre of the University of Vienna as representative of the Faculty of Sciences, during the restructuring process of the University of Vienna

2000-2003 Assistant of the Rector’s team at the University of Vienna

2004-2011 Staff of the Rector’s office of the University of Vienna with the focus on strategic planning, quality assurance, contract management and organizational change and benchmarking

2004-2006 Head of the office of the Rectorate/University of Vienna

From 2009- 2013 half time senior faculty at the Department of Anthropology and strategic consultant of the faculty of life sciences and advisor of the University of Zagreb during ongoing university reforms in Croatia

January 2012 Habilitation in Anthropology at the University of Vienna

Since June 2013 Tenure Trek position at the Department of Anthropology

Since August 2017 Associated Professor of Evolutionary Demography


1985-1995 Study of Biology (Behavioural Biology) at the University of Vienna
1989-1996 Study of Informatics at the Technical University of Vienna
1995 Graduation; Master Thesis on “Steroids and Song Learning in the Chaffinch”
1995-1997 Doctorate-Study at the University of Vienna
1998 Promotion to Dr. rer. nat. at the University of Vienna; Thesis on “Quality of Movement in Courtship Behaviour”.

Current Research Interests

- Evolutionary Demography

- Migration and Integration

- Evolution of Religions

- Bioinformatics and Statistical Genetics

- Research and higher Education Management

- Human Cooperation

Associated Editor Frontiers in Psychology

Reviewing: Biology Letters, American Journal of Human Biology, Evolution and Human Behavior, Population Studies a Journal of Demography, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, Proceedings B

Selected Publications

1. Pink KE, Schaman A and Fieder M. 2017 Sex Differences in Intergenerational Income Transmission and Educational Attainment Testing the Trivers-Willard Hypothesis. Front. Psychol. 8 1879. doi 10.3389 fpsyg.2017.01879
2. Huber S., Zahourek P, Fieder M. 2017 Living with own or husband’s mother in the household is associated with lowernumber of children a cross-cultural
3. Huber, Susanne & Fieder, Martin (2017). Mutual compensation of the effects of religious and ethnic homogamy on reproduction. American Journal of Human Biology, September 2017, DOI 10.1002 ajhb.23064
4. Fieder, Martin, Huber, Susanne, Pichl, Elmar, Wallner, Bernard & Seidler, Horst (2017). MARRIAGE GAP IN CHRISTIANS AND MUSLIMS. Journal of Biosocial Science, , 1-16.
5. Huber, Susanne & Fieder, Martin (2016). Worldwide census Data reveal Prevalence of educational homogamy and its effect on childlessness. Frontiers in Sociology, 1, 10.
6. Fieder M, Huber S. 2016 The association between religious homogamy and reproduction. Proc. R.Soc.B 283 10.1098 rspb.2016.0294pdf
7. Johannes Paul Michael, Jeaschke, Primes, Georg, Windhager, Sonja, Fieder, Martin & Wallner, Bernard (2016). Effects of Socioeconomic Status and Fairness on Salivary Cortisol. Evolutionary Psychology, 14, 1474704916653487.
8. Pflueger, Lena S, Gutleb, Daria R, Hofer, Martin, Fieder, Martin, Wallner, Bernard, Steinborn, Ralf (2016). Allelic variation of the COMT gene in a despotic primate society Hormones and behavior
9. Fieder, Martin & Huber, Susanne (2016). The adapting mind in the genomic era. Frontiers in psychology
10. Sorz J., Wallner B., Seidler H., Fieder M. (2015). Inconsistent year-to-year fluctuations limit the conclusiveness of global higher Education Rankings PeerJ
11. Goellner, Tobias, Fieder, Martin (2015). Selection in the dopamine receptor 2 gene, a candidate SNP study. PeerJ, 3, e1149
12. Schaschl H., ... Fieder M. (2015). Signatures of positive selection in the cis-regulatory sequences of the human oxytocin receptor (OXTR) and arginine vasopressin receptor 1a (AVPR1A) genes. BMC Evolutionary Biology
13. Fieder, Martin & Huber, Susanne (2015). Paternal age predicts offspring chances of marriage and reproduction. American Journal of Human Biology, 27, 339-343.
14. Huber, Susanne & Fieder, Martin (2014). Advanced paternal age is associated with lower facial attractiveness. Evolution and Human Behavior, 35, 298-301
15. Windhager, S.,... Fieder, M. (2014). Variation at genes influencing facial morphology are not associated with developmental imprecision in human faces. PloS ONE
16. Huber, Susanne & Fieder, Martin (2014). Effects of Parental Socio-Economic Conditions on Facial Attractiveness. Evolutionary Psychology, 12, 147470491401200514.
17. Sonnweber, R. ..., Fieder, M. & Wallner, B. (2013). A New Method for the Analysis of Soft Tissues with Data Acquired under Field Conditions. PloS one, 8, e67521.
18. Domjanic, Jacqueline, Fieder, Martin, Seidler, Horst & Mitteroecker, Philipp (2013). Geometric morphometric footprint analysis of young women. Journal of foot and ankle research, 6, 27
19. Wallner B., Fieder M, Seidler H. (2012). Ownership of dwelling affects the sex ratio at birth in Uganda Plos One
20. Fieder, Martin & Huber, Susanne (2012). An evolutionary account of status, power, and career in modern societies. Human Nature, 23, 191-207.
21. Fieder, Martin & Huber, Susanne (2012). The association between pro-social attitude and reproductive success differs between men and women. PloS one, 7, e33489.
22. Winckler, Georg, Fieder, Martin (2012). The contribution of research universities in solving grand challenges. Global Sustainability and the Responsibilities, 179,
23. Fieder M. Huber S., Bookstein FL. (2011). socioeconomic status marital status and childlessness in men and women an analysis of census data from six countries
24. Huber, Susanne & Fieder, Martin (2011). Educational homogamy lowers the odds of reproductive failure. PloS one, 6, e22330.
25. Huber, Susanne & Fieder, Martin (2011). Perinatal winter conditions affect later reproductive performance in Romanian women intra and intergenerational effects. American Journal of Human Biology, 23, 546-552.
26. Bookstein, Fred L, Seidler, Horst, Fieder, Martin & Winckler, Georg (2010). Too much noise in the Times Higher Education rankings. Scientometrics, 85, 295-299.
27. Huber, Susanne & Fieder, Martin (2009). Strong association between birth month and reproductive performance of Vietnamese women. American Journal of Human Biology, 21, 25-35.
28. Wallner B., Machatschke IH., Fider M. Occupational ethology A new perspective in occupational stress research. 12th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics 4, 278-284
29. Huber, S, Didham, R & Fieder, M (2008). Month of birth and offspring count of women data from the Southern hemisphere. Human Reproduction, 23, 1187-1192
30. Fieder, Martin & Huber, Susanne (2007). Parental age difference and offspring count in humans. Biology letters, 3, 689-691.
31. Fieder, Martin & Huber, Susanne (2007). The effects of sex and childlessness on the association between status and reproductive output in modern society. Evolution and Human Behavior, 28, 392-398
32. Jongbloet, PH, Groenewoud, H M M, Huber, S, Fieder, M & Roeleveld, N (2007). Month of birth related to fecundity and childlessness among contemporary women. Human biology, 79, 479-490.
33. Huber, Susanne & Fieder, Martin (2007). Season of birth effects on reproduction in women. Current Women's Health Reviews, 3, 182-189
34. Fieder, M.,..... Huber, S. (2006). Season of birth contributes to variation in university examination outcomes. American Journal of Human Biology, 18, 714-717.
35. Winckler, Georg & Fieder, Martin (2006). Declining demand among students for science and engineering. Universities and Business Partnering for the Knowledge Society, , 233-241.
36. Wallner, B.,...., Fieder, M. (2005). Academic mothers have a pronounced seasonal variation in their offspring sex ratio. Neuroendocrinology Letters, 26, 759-762.
37. Fieder, M.,.....Wallner B. (2005). Status and reproduction in humans new evidence for the validity of evolutionary explanations on basis of a university sample. Ethology, 111, 940-950
38. Huber, S, Fieder, M, Wallner, B, Moser, G & Arnold, W (2004). Brief communication birth month influences reproductive performance in contemporary women. Human reproduction, 19, 1081-1082.
39. Huber, S. Moser, G (2004). Effects of season of birth on reproduction in contemporary humans Brief communication. Human Reproduction, 19, 445-447
40. Wallner, Bernard, Fieder, Martin & Iber, Karoline (2003). Age profile, personnel costs and scientific productivity at the University of Vienna. Scientometrics, 58, 143-153.
41. Millesi, Eva, Prossinger, Hermann, Dittami, John P & Fieder, Martin (2001). Hibernation effects on memory in European ground squirrels (Spermophilus citellus). Journal of Biological Rhythms, 16, 264-271