Institut für Evolution und Ökologie

Group leader
Oliver Bossdorf

Martina Kahnert
+49 (0)7071 29-72610

University of Tübingen
Auf der Morgenstelle 5
D-72076 Tübingen

Our group works on a broad range of questions in plant evolutionary ecology. Most current projects are about (1) rapid evolution in changing environments, (2) ecological epigenetics, (3) invasive plants, (4) plant microbe-interactions, or combinations thereof. We like to study intraspecific variation at all levels, and we love experiments! Our group also runs the fantastic Herbarium Tubingense.

Interested in a BSc/MSc thesis in our group? Click here for some possible topics.

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Franziska successfully defended her PhD thesis on plant phenology and global change. Congratulations, Dr. Willems!

Oliver speaks about plants gone wild at the ScienceNotes live show in Tübingen.

Thank you for the wonderful Hilgendorf Lecture, Camille Parmesan!

Franziska's awsome paper on forest management and plant phenology is now out in Ecological Applications!

Many of us attend the excellent virtual PopBio 2021 conference. Christina, Ramona, Dario, Marcel, Robert and Oliver present work from our group.

Anna Kirschbaum successfully defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations, Anna!

Congrats to Ramona who just got a Marie Curie fellowship for trying herbarium genomics with knotweed.

Frank and Marcel are representing our Lotus project and the ForGenDiv project at the annual assembly of the Biodiversity Exploratories.  

Thank you for the great online EvE seminar on Alpine multidiversity, Robert Junker

With former postdoc Yan, Oliver publishes on rapid evolution of invasive ragweed in response to climate warming.

Marc Johnson from University of Toronto gives an amazing Hilgendorf Lecture on urban evolution. Thank you, Marc!

Our wonderful colleague Niek Scheepens has become a professor at University of Frankfurt (see also this short intro video). Congratulations, Uni Frankfurt!

Uta & Oliver coauthor a white paper calling for a complete digitization of all German herbaria.

We are proud about our joint DFG-NSFC project on evolution of plant defenses in invasive knotweed, together with fabulous colleagues from Fudan University and XTBG.