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Ecology Cologne

Ecosystems of our time show an alarming loss of biodiversity, reduction of wildlife and fragmentation of habitats. This decline in nature is a direct result of human activity but at the same time also constitutes a direct threat to human well-being in all regions of the world.
All these effects of the anthropogenic era demands for a profound understanding of ecological and evolutionary processes in natural communities and populations. Our research focuses on

Biodiversity Genomics and Molecular Ecology 

Through a comprehensive coverage of our "ecology universe" we strive to answer questions like:
How do organisms/communities respond and react to changing environmental conditions?
What are the expected consequences of  the rapid and ongoing loss of biodiversity for our ecosystem?