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

01.10.2016
 

"Model system mimicking the cell envelope of archaea"

05.09.2016
 

PhD student Nika Pende won 1 of 9 out of 800 ISME Student Poster Awards at the closing ceremony of ISME16, Montreal, Canada.

01.09.2016
 

"Microbial nitrogen transformation during waste degradation"

01.08.2016
 

"Dissecting the Ecology and Evolution of Archaea to Elucidate the Prokaryote to Eukaryote Transition"

30.06.2016
 

Our Senior Research Fellow Dr. Henri Siljanen, University of Eastern Finland is back in Finland.

Thanks a lot for the great cooperation!

24.06.2016
 

Ziga Zebec has successfully defended his PhD thesis "CRISPR-mediated DNA and RNA degradation in the hyperthermophilic Archaeon Sulfolobus...