WG Community & Evolutionary Ecology

The temporal, spatial and evolutionary dynamics of populations in coastal ecosystems are strongly influenced by interactions among species. Within the AG Community & Evolutionary Ecology we connect observational, experimental and molecular biological approaches to investigate the effects of these biotic interactions (e.g. predation and parasitism). We aim to identify the causes that lead to changes in population structure and species distributions and reveal general adaptive strategies of organisms confronted with changing environments. We focus on the effects of invasive species establishing new interactions and comparative ecosystem research. By using experimental approaches on various spatial scales much larger than the Wadden Sea we are analysing ecological patterns from the genetic to the community level. 

Research Themes

Community Ecology

Evolutionary Ecology


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