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 (2022):
Boff S (2022) Mating behaviour of the large-head resin bee Heriades truncorum (Megachilidae: Osminii) suggests female plastic strategy in selection of a mating partner and male quality assessment. Apidologie, 53, 9.
Fleischer R, Schmid DW, Wasimuddin, Brändel SD, Rasche A, Corman VM, Drosten C, Tschapka M, Sommer S (2022) Interaction between MHC diversity and constitution, gut microbiome composition and Astrovirus infections in a neotropical bat. Molecular Ecology, 31, 3342–3359.
Straub F, Kuppler J, Fellendorf M, Teuscher M, Vogt J, Ayasse M (2022) Land-use stress alters cuticular chemical surface profile and morphology in the bumble bee Bombus lapidarius. PloS one, 17(5), e0268474.
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