Aquatic Ecosystem Research Group


Multiple stressor research

Our group analyses effects of individual and multiple Stressors on aquatic ecosystems. 


Biodiversity monitoring

We develop and apply new tools and concepts to monitor biodiversity and ecosystem state.


Genomic method development

One key aspect of our work is the development of innovative tools to assess and analyse genetic biodiversity data.

Population genetics

We utilize molecular markers to study how populations are connected in sapce and time. 

Prof. Dr. Florian Leese (Head of group)

Room: S05 V05 F06

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Secretary: Miriam Schmidt

Room: S05 V05 F09

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Faculty of Biologie

Aquatic Ecosystem Research

Universitätsstr. 5

D-45141 Essen


Questions to the exam board

B.Sc./ M.Sc. Biologie /

B.Sc. Aq. Biologie