Institute of Biodiversity

Institute of Biodiversity

The Institute of Biodiversity integrates research on a wide range of biodiversity topics.
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Kirsten Küsel / Ulrich Brose Kirsten Küsel / Ulrich Brose Image: rechtes Bild: iDiv

Kirsten Küsel                                                                      Ulrich Brose

   Aquatic Geomicrobiology                                                   Biodiversity Theory

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Nicole van Dam                                                                 Aletta Bonn

   Molecular Interaction Ecology                                          Ecosystem Services                                                         

Bas E. Dutilh / Omer Nevo Bas E. Dutilh / Omer Nevo Image: Privat / iDiv

                                Bas E. Dutilh                                                                    Omver Nevo

                        Viral Ecology and Omics                                              Evolutionary Ecology

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Biodiversity forms the foundation for human well-being on our planet. Anthropogenic activities are, however, causing a dramatic loss in biodiversity. Our research contributes to a better understanding of how biodiversity emerges, is maintained, and can be conserved for future generations.

The Institute of Biodiversity integrates research across a broad range of biodiversity topics.

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Aquatic Geomicrobiology

Molecular approaches to the study of microbial ecology

 

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The research group Aquatic Geomicrobiology uses molecular approaches to study microbial ecology in deep water wells as well as in ecosystems.

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Molecular Interaction Ecology

Chemical and molecular approaches between plants, microbes and herbivores

 

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The research group Molecular Interaction Ecology uses chemical and molecular approaches combined with ecological experiments to elucidate the mechanisms underlying interactions between plants, microbes and insect herbivores.

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Biodiversity Theory

Structure, dynamics and functioning of natural networks

 

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The Ecological Networks Lab (EcoNetLab) adresses the structure, dynamics and functioning of natural networks with a special focus on food webs and spatial networks of meta-communities.

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Ecosystem Services

Aspects of conservation biology, ecosystem services and citizen science

 

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The research group Ecosystem Services focusses on applied aspects of conservation biology and ecosystem services including citizen science.

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All research groups form part of the German Centre of integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig.

These biodiversity-related research topics are introduced to students in various bachelor and master courses, as well as in BSc or MSc thesis projects.