Research Groups at the Institute of Landscape Ecology

Animal Ecology

© Katharina Blankenhaus

Our group investigates spatial and temporal changes in biodiversity considering a broad spectrum of different species groups. We analyse effects of different global change drivers on biodiversity, biotic interactions and ecosystem functions. We also consider novel ecosystems (for example cities) with stressors such as light and noise pollution or biological invasions. Related to this are our studies on intra- and interspecific adaptations of animal species to global change. It is fundamentally important to us to have a clear link to practice, for example by providing scientific support for evidence-based species protection or implementing long-term monitoring in order to develop scenarios and strategies for solving the biodiversity crisis.