Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology

Research groups

Prof. Dr. Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter

Community Ecology
Biodiversity and Ecosystem
Conservation Biology
Tropical Biology
Biotic Interactions

Prof. Dr. Jörg Müller

Forest Ecology
Nature Conservation

Prof. Dr. Thomas Schmitt

Chemical Ecology
Evolutionary Ecology

PD Dr. Thomas Hovestadt

Theoretical Biology
Evolutionary Ecology

Prof. Dr. Jochen Krauß

Spatial Ecology
Microbial Ecology

Prof. Dr. Andrea Holzschuh

Landscape Ecology

PD Dr. Marcell Peters

Mountain ecology
Tropical ecology
Multi-taxa biodiversity

Dr. Alice Claßen

Pollination ecology
Mountain ecology
Climate change research

Dr. Sarah Redlich

Climate change ecology
Biodiversity and ecosystem functions
Participatory research

Dr. Erik Frank

Behavioural Ecology
Evolutionary Ecology
Chemical Ecology

former research members

Prof. Dr. Emily Poppenborg Martin

Landscape Ecology

Prof. Dr. Sara Leonhardt

(Nutritional) Chemical Ecology
Tropical Biology
Behavioral Ecology
Evolutionary Biology

Prof. Dr. Peter Biedermann

Biology of species interactions

Prof. Dr. Benjamin Fuchs

Multi-trophic levels
Plant-insect interactions
Plant chemical defense
Fungal endophytes
Sustainable Pestcontrol

Prof. Dr. Alexander Keller

Molecular Ecology

Prof. Dr. Juliano Sarmento Cabral

Ecosystem Modeling
Biodiversity Modeling

PD Dr. Sebastian Seibold

Ecological mechanisms driving biodiversity patterns
Effects of land use on biodiversity in forests and grasslands

Dr. Simon Thorn

Forest Ecology
Biodiversity ecosystems

Prof. Dr. Nico Blüthgen

Ecological Networks