Diversity - Evolution - Ecology
Our research focuses on the biodiversity, ecology, and evolution of protists, a large but poorly studied group of microbes. We study protists both at the organismal and molecular levels, including through phylogenetic analysis, population genetics, and biogeography. Our work is highly interdisciplinary and often sits at the interface of established specialist areas, such as between the Earth and life sciences. To that end, we are highly active within a number of multidisciplinary research networks and collaborations, cooperating closely with colleagues both in Germany and internationally.
We offer lectures, seminars, internships, and excursions covering the fundamental aspects of botany, as well as aquatic/terrestrial biodiversity and ecology.