Ecology

Dr. Rudolf Achazi

Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Pharmacy
Institute of Biology

Kreutzerweg 35, 12203 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Ecotoxicology of soils and soil material

Dr. Walter Berendsohn
Professor of Biology

Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem

Königin-Luise-Str. 6 – 8, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Biodiversity informatics

Dr. Jens Bölscher

Department of Earth Sciences
Institute of Geographical Sciences

Malteserstraße 74-100, 12249 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • High water / flooding
  • Decentralized flood control
  • Water restoration
  • Floodplains
  • Hydrological modeling and measurement
  • Sediment quality and sediment dynamics

Dr. Jürgen Fischer
Professor of Space Sciences

Department of Earth Sciences
Institute of Space Sciences

Carl-Heinrich-Becker-Weg 6-10, 12165 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Remote sensing
  • Earth observation
  • Remote sensing in climate research

Dr. Urte Undine Frömming
Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Landoltweg 9-11, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Cultural interpretation and processing of natural hazards and natural disasters, particularly volcanism, earthquakes, tidal waves
  • Vulcan rituals
  • Climate change: sustainable human-environment relations
  • Local knowledge of indigenous people
  • Regional focus: Indonesia, Tanzania (East Africa), Iceland

Dr. Heribert Hofer
Professor of Wildlife Research

Department of Veterinary Medicine
Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research
Director of the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW)

Alfred-Kowalke-Str. 17, 10315 Berlin

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Areas of Expertise

  • Life science
  • Biodiversity research
  • Conservation
  • Dialogue between stakeholders and all involved stakeholders, such as those working in conservation
  • Epidemiology of diseases and epidemics
  • Reproductive medicine and reproductive management
  • Behavioral biology
  • Partner selection in the animal kingdom
  • Social mammals
  • Alterations in animal behavior due to global warming
  • Bird migration
  • Hibernation
  • Predators
  • Wolves
  • Stress in wild animals

Dr. Regine Jahn

Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem

Königin-Luise-Straße 6-8, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Algae
  • Diatoms in terms of (taxonomy, phylogeny, biogeography)
  • Bio-indicators for monitoring water

Dr. Jonathan Jeschke
Professor of Ecological Novelty

Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy
Institute of Biology
Ecological Novelty

Königin-Luise-Straße 1-3, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Invasive species
  • Alien species
  • Neozoa
  • Ecological novelty
  • Anthropocene
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservaiton biology
  • Endangered species
  • Predators
  • Prey

Dr. Reinhold Leinfelder
Professor of Geology

Department of Earth Sciences
Institute of Geological Sciences

Malteserstraße 74-100, 12249 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Anthropocene
  • Coral reefs
  • Sustainability transformation
  • Research communication
  • Museology
  • Geology
  • Paleontology

Dr. Eberhard Reimer
Professor of Meteorology

Department of Earth Sciences
Institute of Meteorology

Carl-Heinrich-Becker-Weg 6-10, 12165 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Contaminant transport
  • Air pollution control
  • Weather forecast
  • Climate change in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East
  • Precipitation and local extrema
  • Floods in the Berlin area and in eastern Germany
  • Water cycle
  • Urban climate

Dr. Frank Riedel
Professor of Paleontology

Department of Earth Sciences
Institute of Geological Sciences
Paleontology

Malteserstraße 74-100, 12249 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Climate and environmental change (including in ancient civilizations)
  • Dynamics of ecosystems
  • Regional focus: southern Africa, Caspian region, central Asia, Tibet and the Himalayas, China, eastern Siberia (Lake Baikal)

Dr. Matthias Rillig
Professor of Plant Ecology

Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Pharmacy
Institute of Biology / Plant Ecology
Dahlem Center of Plant Sciences

Altensteinstraße 6, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Soil ecology
  • Microbial ecology
  • Soil structure

Dr. Jens Rolff
Professor of Evolutionary Biology

Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy
Institute of Biology
Rolff Group - Evolutionary Biology

Königin-Luise-Straße 1-3, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Evolution
  • Experimental evolution
  • Insects
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Evolutionary immunology

Dr. Achim Schulte
Professor of Physical Geography

Department of Earth Sciences
Institute of Geographical Sciences

Malteserstr. 74-100, Haus H, 12249 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental hydrology and resource management
  • Drainage extremes (low and high water flow)
  • Watershed management

Dr. Brigitta Schütt
Professor of Physical Geography

Department of Earth Sciences
Institute of Geographical Sciences
Physical Geography

Malteserstraße 74-100, 12249 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Landscape balance
  • Water
  • Soil
  • Land degradation / soil erosion / desertification
  • Geoarchaeology
  • Landscape evolution / landscape history

Dr. Klement Tockner
Professor of Zoology

Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Pharmacy
Institute of Biology, Division of Zoology and Human Biology
and Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

Müggelseedamm 310, 12587 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Biodiversity
  • Aquatic ecology
  • Water management

Dr. Susanne Wurst
Professor of Functional Biodiversity

Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Pharmacy
Institute of Biology / Plant Ecology
Functional Biodiversity

Königin-Luise-Straße 1-3, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Ecology
  • Biotic interactions of plants
  • Terrestrial biodiversity
  • Soil organisms

Dr. Ludger Wöste
Professor of Experimental Physics

Department of Physics
Institute of Experimental Physics

Arnimallee 14, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Modern teaching experiments with reference to current scientific issues
  • Remote sensing of environmentally relevant pollutants and aerosols
  • Lasers for lightning protection and condensation of water in the atmosphere
  • Ultrafast physics and coherent control
  • Optical and dynamic behavior of metal clusters