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

  • Agroecology
  • 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

  • Agroecology
  • Climate Change Ecology
  • Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functions
  • Participatory Research

Dr. Erik Frank

  • Behavioural Ecology
  • Evolutionary Ecology
  • Chemical Ecology

Prof. Dr. Malte Jochum

  • Global Change Research
  • Above-belowground Community Ecology
  • Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning
  • Trophic Interactions and Networks
  • Grassland and Forest Ecology

Prof. Dr. Nadja Simons

  • Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functions
  • Grassland Ecology
  • Forest Ecology

Former Research Members

Prof. Dr. Emily Poppenborg Martin

  • Agroecology
  • 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. Sebastian Seibold

  • Ecological Mechanisms Driving Biodiversity Patterns
  • Effects of Land Use on Biodiversity in Forests and Grasslands

Prof. Dr. Alexander Keller

  • Molecular Ecology

Prof. Dr. Juliano Sarmento Cabral

  • Ecosystem Modeling
  • Biodiversity Modeling

Prof. Dr. Nico Blüthgen

  • Ecological Networks

Dr. Simon Thorn

  • Forest Ecology
  • Biodiversity Ecosystems

Prof. Dr. Benjamin Fuchs

  • Multi-Trophic Levels
  • Plant-Insect Interactions
  • Plant Chemical Defense
  • Fungal Endophytes
  • Sustainable Pestcontrol