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 - Fungal and Biogeochemical Oceanography
Jörg Ott - Shallow Water Symbiosis

News

12.02.2018
 

Senior research fellow @ Archaea Biology & Ecogenomics

01.02.2018
 

Christine Moissl-Eichinger and Christa Schleper received funding for their project "Archaea on Skin".

01.02.2018
 

Organic Matter Procession by Microbial Communities in the Deep Ocean revealed by Metaproteomics

01.02.2018
 

Travel grant awarded to Ruth-Sophie Taubner.

31.01.2018
 

We celebrated our 5th anniversary of the Let’s Talk About Symbiosis Workshop on January 25, 2018. The invited speaker was Prof. Ehab Abouheif from the...

31.01.2018
 

"Worm’s migration through the redox discontinuity layer: Evidences from Thiosymbion physiology"

 

We, 31 January 2018, 1p.m.