Scientists at the Institute of Landscape Ecology investigate relationships within and between atmosphere, biosphere, pedosphere and hydrosphere. Interactions between the ecosystem compartments of a landscape and the sustainable development of landscapes in the wake of changes in land use and global processes are within the focus of our work.
Key aspects of research are biogeochemical fluxes, vegetation ecology, community ecology as well as ecological planning. These aspects are also the strengths of the institute on a national and international scale.

Research at our institute is internationally oriented. Global environmental changes, biodiversity loss, borders of ecosystems, regional processes in nutrient cycling, and migration of organisms do not follow political borders. We collaborate closely with many universities and with public and private organizations within and outside Europe. ILÖK-Flyer 2018, Web- und Printversion

The institute is part of the Faculty of Geosciences at the University of Münster (WWU).

Management Office
Office - Institute of Landscape Ecology

Lageplan Wwu

The Institute of Landscape Ecology is situated in the GEO1 building in the Heisenbergstraße 2 - 48149 Münster (location plan). A description how to reach us via public transport and Geo-Coordinates are shown here. If you wish to contact us you can find a list with detailed information here.