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
Steffen Waldherr


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

20.01.2023
 

“Cultivation and Characterization of Novel Lokiarchaeia”

20.01.2023
 

Deep-Sea Pressure Crushes Carbon Cycling

21.12.2022
 

"Actin cytoskeleton and complex cell architecture in an Asgard archaeon"

 

19.12.2022
 

"Metabolism and Physiology of mesophilic and thermophilic Ammonia Oxidizing Archaea"

13.12.2022
 

Decoupling of respiration rates and abundance in marine Prokaryoplankton

01.12.2022
 

"Raupenförmige Bakterien in unserem Mund"