Mission Statement

The Department of Functional and Evolutionary Ecology within the Faculty of Life Sciences aims at a mechanistic understanding of ecological and evolutionary patterns and processes from organismic to ecosystem scale. Specifically, we study and teach biodiversity, symbioses, metabolic pathways, ecophysiology and ecosystem functioning in light of environmental change.

Units

Archaea Biology and Ecogenomics

Christa Schleper - Archaea Ecology and Evolution
Silvia Bulgheresi - Environmental Cell Biology
Simon Rittmann - Archaea Physiology & Biotechnology
Filipa Sousa - Genome Evolution and Ecology

Limnology

Johann Waringer - Benthic Communities & Bioindication
Christian Griebler
- Groundwater Ecology
Hubert Keckeis - Fish Ecology
Michael Schagerl - Phycology

Molecular Systems Biology

Wolfram Weckwerth - Systems Theory in Ecology and Biology
Stefanie Wienkoop - Plant-Microsymbiont Interaction
Verena Ibl - Cell biology in Crop Seeds
Ingeborg Lang - Structural and functional plant cell biology


Bio-Oceanography and Marine Biology

Gerhard J. Herndl - Microbial Oceanography
Monika Bright - Marine Benthic Ecology
Federico Baltar - Fungal and Biogeochemical Oceanography
Jörg Ott - Shallow Water Symbiosis

News

21.09.2022
 

"Scale-up of biomass production with Methanococcus maripaludis and heterologous expression of carbon storage pathway enzymes of Nitrososphaera...

12.09.2022
 

Welcome to Dmytro Spriahailo

08.09.2022
 

Frontiers in Microbiology is releasing a special issue (SI) on Cross-Boundary Significance of Methanogens co-edited by Dr. Simon K.-M.R. Rittmann!

01.09.2022
 

Global contribution of pelagic fungi to protein degradation in the ocean

01.09.2022
 

Wie globale Kipppunkte Marine Ökosysteme in Gefahr bringen

10.08.2022
 

"Flow cytometry-based viability staining: an at-line tool for bioprocess monitoring of Sulfolobus acidocaldarius"