Research groups

Community Ecology and Macroecology

Paleoclimate and Paleoenvironmental Dynamics

Biogeography

Evolutionary Vertebrate Genomics

Molecular Ecology

Molecular Evolutionary Biology

Evolutionary Analysis and Biological Archives

Movement Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation

Medical Biodiversity and Parasitology

Research

We study the complex interactions between biodiversity and climate as well as their changes. Our results thus address the challenges society currently faces in the light of ongoing climate change and the loss of biodiversity. We look into genes, species and ecosystems and study processes spanning several years up up to millions of years.
In particular we investigate

  • Geobiodiversity and climate: The impacts of climate and landscape change on biodiversity and ecosystem functions
  • Evolution and climate: The impacts of climate on genetic and genomic diversity
  • Ecosystem services and climate: The impacts of climate-driven biodiversity change on social-ecological systems