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

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
Markus Teige - Plant signalling

Verena Ibl - Cell biology in Crop Seeds
Ingeborg Lang - Structural and functional plant cell biology
Steffen Waldherr Computational methods for systems biology

Bio-Oceanography and Marine Biology

Monika Bright - Marine Benthic Ecology
Federico Baltar - Fungal and Biogeochemical Oceanography

News

15.03.2024
 

"Exploring the effects of biological nitrification inhibitors in the soil microbial communities"

19.02.2024
 

A 3-year PhD position is available joining the Groundwater Ecology group at the DFEE,

University of Vienna. The PhD student will conduct research...

29.01.2024
 

Bacterial degradation of ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi organic matter

16.01.2024
 

Congrats to Julia Wolfer defending her MSc thesis successfully.

01.01.2024
 

"Rapid change in plankton community structure during spring along the eastern Beagle Channel"

01.01.2024
 

"Reevaluation and novel insights into amino sugar and neutral sugar necromass biomarkers in archaea, bacteria, fungi, and plants"