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Evolutionary Ecology

Evolutionary Ecology

Head: Nicolas Gompel

Three different research groups are working at the chair of Evolutionary Ecology.

BildEvolution & Development (Nicolas Gompel):

We are using closely related species of the fly genus Drosophila to pin down the genetic changes underlying the evolution of pigmentation patterns, courtship behaviours, and other reproduction-related traits.

AquaAquatic Ecology (Herwig Stibor):

The focus of our research is on experimental analyses of limnic and marine pelagic food web dynamics.


behavioural_ecolBehavioural Ecology (Niels Dingemanse):

Our main research focuses on the behavioural ecology of variation in labile phenotypic characters across hierarchical levels. We study primarily variation between and within individuals.