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 - Microbial Oceanography

News

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17.08.2020
 

Independent interdomain transfers lead to the current distribution of sulfate reduction in Archaea

14.08.2020
 

"Biohydrogen production beyond the Thauer limit by precision design of artificial microbial consortia"

07.08.2020
 

„Towards a genetic system for the Thaumarchaeon Nitrososphaera viennensis"

02.07.2020
 

"Genome wide transcriptomic analysis of the soil ammonia oxidizing archaeon Nitrososphaera viennensis upon exposure to copper limitation"

02.07.2020
 

Green Labs Austria is an initiative which was born by students and postdocs of the Schleper, Bulgheresi and Rittmann group, at Archaea Biology and...

02.07.2020
 

"S, C and N Metabolism in Chemosynthetic Nematode Symbioses"

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