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Our research focusses at the interface of Evolutionary Ecology and Functional Biodiversity research. We aim to understand the fundamental ecological, behavioral, chemical and genetic/genomic factors as well as population health related processes that drive adaptive evolution and ensure ecosystem functions. Details on current projects, target species, methods and technologies used to achieve our goals, as well as our team can be found here:

Prof. Dr. Simone SommerConservation Genomics and EcoHealth
Prof. Dr. Manfred AyasseChemical Ecology
Prof. Dr. Dieter Waloßek Biosystematic Documentation
apl. Prof. Dr. Marco Tschapka Tropical Ecology
apl. Prof. Dr. Gerhard MaierFreshwater Ecology

Recently published research (2017):

 

Gillingham MAF, Bechet A, Courtiol A, Rendón-Martos M, AmatJA, Samraoui, Onmus O, Sommer S, Cezilly F (2017) Very high MHC Class IIB diversity without spatial differentiation in the Mediterranean population of greater flamingos. BMC Evolutionary Biology (02.02.2017)

Menke S, Gillingham MAF, Wilhelm K, Sommer S (2017) Home-made cost effective preservation buffer stands the test against commercial preservation methods for microbiome research. Frontiers in Microbiology, in press (13.01.2017).

Santos PSC, Michler F-U, Sommer S (2017) Can MHC-assortative partner choice promote offspring diversity? A new combination of MHC-dependent behaviors among sexes in a highly successful invasive mammal. Molecular Ecology, in press (20.01.2017)

Rose A, Brändel SD, Cvecko P, Engler S, Hiller T, Knörnschild M, Tschapka M (2017) New records of hypopigmentation in two neotropical phyllostomid bat species with different roosting habits (Uroderma bilobatum, Glossophaga soricina). MammaliaDOI 10.1515/mammalia-2016-0086  (online first)

Engler S, Rose A, Knörnschild M (2017) Isolation call ontogeny in bat pups (Glossophaga soricina) BehaviourDOI:10.1163/1568539X-00003421

Simons NK, Lewinsohn T, Blüthgen N, Buscot F, Boch S, Daniel R, Gossner MM, Jung K, Kaiser K, Müller J, Prati D, Renner SC, Socher SA, Sonnemann I, Weiner CN, Werner M, Wubet T, Wurst S, Weisser WW (2017) Contrasting effects of grassland management modes on species-abundance distributions of multiple groups. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 237:143-153

Borghesi F, Dinelli E, Migani F, Béchet A, Rendón-Martos M, Amat JA, Sommer S, Gillingham MAF (2017) Assessing environmental pollution in birds: a new methodological approach for interpreting bioaccumulation of trace elements in feather shafts using geochemical sediment data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 8:96–108

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Contact

Prof. Dr. Simone Sommer (Director)
University of Ulm
Institute of Evolutionary Ecology
and Conservation Genomics
Albert-Einstein Allee 11
D-89069 Ulm
Tel.: 0049-731-5022660
Simone.Sommer () uni-ulm.de

Tel.: 0049-731-5022661 (Secretary)
Fax: 0049-731-5022683
Sekretariat_Bio3 () uni-ulm.de