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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16.03.2017
 

"Unraveling cryptic diversity and building a solid phylogenetic framework for a marine thiotrophic symbiosis with metagenomics"

 

Th, 16 March, 11 am...

08.03.2017
 

To understand the role of tiny microorganisms in ecolution, microbiologists Christa Schleper and Filipa Sousa take a look at the metabolic pathways...

18.02.2017
 

Austrian newspaper Die Presse presents work of our biochemist Filipa Sousa, who "came to Austria to explore tiny microorganisms: archaea are useful...

23.01.2017
 

The division of Archaea Biology and Ecogenomics offers two postdoctoral positions in computational biology funded by two recently awarded highly...

18.01.2017
 

PhD Student Ruth-Sophie Taubner gets a 6 months Fellowship financed by L’ORÉAL Österreich within the initiative “For Women in Science”.

21.11.2016
 

Our PNAS paper on proteomics and genomics of Nitrososphaera viennensis hits Austrian newspaper "Der Standard".

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