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

Prof. Dr. Hans-Otto Pörtner



Dr. Gisela Lannig-Bock


Dr. Christian Bock



Team assistance

Ursula Liebert



Anna Klitsch

Ursula Liebert