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
Jörg Ott - Shallow Water Symbiosis

News

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11.12.2021
 

Congratulations to Federico Baltar on getting promoted to the Associate Professor rank

10.12.2021
 

The public presentation is chaired by the Director or Vice-Director of VDSEE and attended by the supervisor, members of the doctoral advisory...

25.11.2021
 

"Biomethanation of Carbon Monoxide by Hyperthermophilic Artificial Archaeal Co-Cultures"

20.11.2021
 

We are looking for motivated and hard-working PhD students

20.11.2021
 

We are looking for motivated and hard-working PhD students

15.11.2021
 

We congratulate Zihao Zhao for defending his PhD thesis

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