Our research focusses at the interface of Evolutionary Ecology, Genetics and Functional Biodiversity research. We aim to understand the fundamental ecological, behavioral, chemical and genetic/genomic processes that drive and limit adaptive evolution to maintain ecosystem functions and wildlife health. Details on current projects, target species, methods and technologies used to achieve our goals, as well as on our team can be found here:
|Prof. Dr. Simone Sommer||Conservation Genomics and EcoHealth|
|Prof. Dr. Manfred Ayasse||Chemical Ecology|
|Prof. Dr. Lena Wilfert||Functional Biodiversity|
|apl. Prof. Dr. Marco Tschapka||Tropical Ecology|
Recently published research (2023)
Fackelmann G, Pham CK, Rodríguez Y, Mallory ML, Provencher JF, Baak JE, Sommer S (2023) Current levels of microplastic pollution impact wild seabird gut microbiomes. Nature Ecology & Evolution.
Schmid DW, Capilla-Lasheras P, Dominoni D, Müller-Klein N, Sommer S, Risely A (2023) Circadian rhythms of hosts and their gut microbiomes: implications for animal physiology and ecology. Functional Ecology.
Prof. Dr. Simone Sommer (Director)
University of Ulm
Institute of Evolutionary Ecology
and Conservation Genomics
Albert-Einstein Allee 11
Simone.Sommer () uni-ulm.de
Kerstin Karrasch (Secretary)
Sekretariat_Bio3 () uni-ulm.de