Institut für Evolution und Ökologie

Current main research projects

Evolution of plant defenses during knotweed invasion

In this project...

People: Ramona Irimia, Isolde van Riemsdijk, Madalin Parepa, Christina Richards, Oliver Bossdorf
Funding: DFG, 2020 - 2022


Our group works on a broad range of questions in plant ecology and evolutionary biology. The current main research themes are (1) the ecology and evolution of invasive species, (2) how plants respond to global change through phenotypic plasticity and adaptive evolution, and (3) ecological epigenetics. We also maintain – in the tradition of the previous group – several lines of research on the biology of fungi and plant-fungi interactions. We love experiments, and we sometimes combine them with observation, molecular or conceptual work.


Evolutionary Ecology

Biological invasions

Ecology and Evolution of Fungi