Our aim is to identify mechanisms and processes linking climate to ecosystem change, unravelled through integrative animal ecophysiology.
Integrated molecular (functional genomics), biophysical, biochemical, cell- and physiological investigations in selected animal models (invertebrates and fish) support the identification of mechanisms and processes, which shape biogeography, biodiversity and community structures in marine environments defined by natural and anthropogenic factors.

Head of section

Dr. Christian Bock



Prof. Dr. Hans-Otto Pörtner

Dr. Gisela Lannig-Bock


Team assistance

Ursula Liebert

+49(471)4831-1386 / 1301


Ursula Liebert

Anna Klitsch