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

10.11.2023
 

The VDSEE invites you to the upcoming FÖP on 10 November 2023.

30.10.2023
 

Happy to host Eleftheria Bachtsevani and Dimitrios Dalkidis.

15.10.2023
 

Post Doc in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

11.10.2023
 

Climate Change and Climate Crisis: Science, Activism and Policy in the Climate Emergency

10.10.2023
 

„Evolution of dissimilatory sulfur metabolism: a comparative phylogenomic approach“

05.09.2023
 

"Archaea for Human Health"