Functional ecology laboratory


Our laboratory studies several aspects of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, predominantly gravitating around four main topics of research:


  • Ecology and evolution species interaction, with strong emphasis on plant-herbivore-predator interaction, community ecology along climatic gradients, and eco-metabolomics research
  • Soil sciences, including aspects of soil formation, soil ecology, humus forms, soil biota and soil organic matter recycling
  • Agroecology, particularly focusing on pest control through plant defense mechanisms and plant-microbe interactions
  • Conservation biology, particularly focusing on conservation approaches that combine monitoring and species interactions.