Institute of Ecology, Diversity and Evolution

About the Institute

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About the Institute

The research focus of the Institute of Ecology, Evolution and Diversity encompasses the interrelations between organisms and their environment, the compilation and explanation of organismic diversity as well as the effects of global change. In this context, we use a broad methodological spectrum for the investigation of animals, plants and communities in field and laboratory experiments - which, for example, includes field and aquatic biology, (eco-physiology, morphological-systematic, molecular biological and phylogeorgraphic, evolutionary genetic and ecotoxological techniques. Our common goal is to make a contribution to the surveying, analysis and protection of biological diversity on the earth (biodiversity) with our research.

Questions about the evolution of humankind are examined, just as are the pollution of the environment or the development of plant and fungal diversity of tropical biotopes. Basic and applied research augment each other and result in cross-linkage of our work groups in research associations within and outside the university. Via co-operation professorships there is a particularly intensive co-operation with the Senckenberg Research Institute. Our institute with its staff members currently engages in academic teaching in the in the Bachelor’s Curriculum in Biological Sciences and in Bioinformatics, in the Master’s Curriculum in Ecology, Evolution, in Environmental Sciences and in Bioinformatics as well as in numerous other courses of study with biology as a minor subject as well as in all teacher training programmes for the field of biology.

Research Interests

Research Interests

Thema

Titel

Vorname

Nachname

Adaptation und Climate

Prof.

Imke

Schmitt

Aquatic Ecotoxicology

Prof.

Jörg

Oehlmann

Biogeography and Range Dynamics

Prof.

Katrin

Böhning-Gaese

Diversity and Evolution of Higher Plants

Prof.

Georg

Zizka

Evolutionary Analysis - Botanical Archives

Prof.

Marco

Thines

Evolutionary Genomics

Prof.

Axel

Janke

Medical Biodiversity and Parasitology

Prof.

Sven

Klimpel

Molecular Ecology

Prof.

Markus

Pfenninger

Mycology

Prof.

Meike

Piepenbring

Ecology and Evolution

Prof.

Bruno

Streit

Ecology und Geobotany

Prof.

Oliver

Tackenberg

Experimental Ecology

PrvDoz

Martin

Plath

Plant Ecophysiology

Prof.

Wolfgang

Brüggemann

Palaeobiology of Vertebrates

Prof.

Friedemann

Schrenk

Biodiversity and Area Dynamics of Vertebrates

JunProf.

Thomas

Müller

 

Professors

Professors

Titel

Vorname

Nachname

Thema

Prof.

Katrin

Böhning-Gaese

Biogeography and Range Dynamics

Prof.

Wolfgang

Brüggemann

Plant Ecophysiology

Prof.

Axel

Janke

Evolutionary Genomics

Prof.

Sven

Klimpel

Medical Biodiversity and Parasitology

JunProf.

Thomas

Müller

Biodiversity and Area Dynamics of Vertebrates

Prof.

Jörg

Oehlmann

Aquatic Ecotoxicology

Prof.

Markus

Pfenninger

Molecular Ecology

Prof.

Meike

Piepenbring

Mycology

PrvDoz

Martin

Plath

Experimental Ecology

Prof.

Imke

Schmitt

Adaptation und Climate

Prof.

Friedemann

Schrenk

Palaeobiology of Vertebrates

Prof.

Bruno

Streit

Ecology and Evolution

Prof.

Oliver

Tackenberg

Ecology und Geobotany

Prof.

Marco

Thines

Evolutionary Analysis - Botanical Archives

Prof.

Georg

Zizka

Diversity and Evolution of Higher Plants

Colloquium

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Colloquium

The colloquium of the Institute of Ecology, Diversity and Evolution

The Colloquium takes place biweekly in the Biologicum on the Riedberg Campus.

Dates for the Winter Semester 2012/2013

Teaching

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Teaching

The Institute’s staff members participate actively in the Bachelor’s Programme in Biological Sciences and Bioinformatics, in the Master’s Curriculum in Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Sciences, and in number other courses of study with biology as a subsidiary subject as well as in the biological teaching programmes.