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Jonathan Goldenberg

Postdoctoral Researcher in Evolutionary Biology, Lund University

Jonathan Goldenberg is an evolutionary biologist specializing in the dynamics of species evolution under changing environmental conditions. His research primarily investigates the function and evolution of colored integuments in animals.

Since 2023, Jonathan has been a Wenner-Gren Postdoctoral Fellow at Lund University, working in the research group of Nathalie Feiner and Tobias Uller. Previously he was a Postdoctoral Researcher and Research Associate at Ghent University.

He completed his PhD at Ghent University with Matthew Shawkey and with the co-supervision of Liliana D’Alba (Naturalis Biodiversity Center) and Susana Clusella-Trullas (Stellenbosch University). His doctoral work included leading a seven-month field expedition in South Africa, coordinating an international research team.

Jonathan mainly studies non-avian reptiles such as lizards and snakes, and integrates fieldwork, literature analysis, and museum collections with computer vision, biophysical models, spatial analyses, and phylogenetic comparative methods to examine how species respond to shifting environments at local and global scales, from past to present and into the future. He currently holds a Guest Research position with Ghent University and has been affiliated to the University of Florida, the University of Queensland, the University of Florence, and the Free University of Brussels (ULB, VUB).


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Researcher in Evolutionary Biology, Lund University


  • 2021 
    Ghent University, PhD in Biology