Department of Population Ecology

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Understanding ecology and genetics of natural populations is a major aim of the research within our department. We do so at many different levels as specified below using a wide range of model organisms and systems. While our primary focus is on forbs and grasses in open habitats within Central Europe, several our projects go also beyond this scope. These include done in other areas of the world such as Norway, Nepal Himalayas or the Canary Islands.

 

 

Research Topics

Population ecology and genetics 

Species adaptation to climate change

Ecology of polyploids

Ecological epigenetics

Biotic interactions

Ecology and phylogenetics of plant traits

Community ecology and dynamics

Landscape ecology

Conservation biology