Animal Evolutionary Ecology Group - Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity
Hüfferstraße 1 D-48149 Münster, Germany
Tel.: +49 251 83-24661
Fax: +49 251 83 24668

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Welcome to the Animal Evolutionary Ecology Group


We study host-parasite systems, because hosts and parasites evolve fast and are therefore ideal models to study evolution in action. We address this field using both natural populations of hosts and parasites, and with experimental evolution in the lab. We use red flour beetles, fruit flies, three-spined sticklebacks and their parasites as our model organisms (Research). Our teaching activities encompass courses for the Bachelor (e.g., Evolution and Biodiversity of Animals; Evolution, Ecology and Genetics of Plants and Animals) and the Master curriculum (e.g., Host-Parasite Coevolution; Evolutionary Medicine). The group leader, Prof. Dr. Joachim Kurtz, is spokesman of the DFG Priority Programm SPP 1399 Host-Parasite Coevolution and the Münster Graduate School of Evolution (MGSE).

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Animal Evolutionary Ecology Group - Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity
Hüfferstraße 1
· D-48149 Münster, Germany
Tel.: +49 251 83-24661 · Fax: +49 251 83 24668
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