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|
|apl. Prof. Dr. Gerhard Maier||Freshwater Ecology|
Recently published research (2020):
Gillingham MAF, Montero BK, Wilhelm K, Grudzus K, Sommer S, Santos PSC (2020) A novel workflow to improve multi-locus genotyping of wildlife species: an experimental set-up with a known model system. bioRxiv, 376756, peer-reviewed by Peer Community in Evolutionary Biology. 10.1101/638288.
Heni AC, Schmid J, Rasche A, Corman VM, Drosten C, Sommer S (2020) Pathogen-associated selection on innate immunity genes (TLR4, TLR7) in a neotropical rodent in landscapes differing in anthropogenic disturbance. Heredity (in press) (https://rdcu.be/b5nQ2).
Volleth M, Müller S, Sommer S, Santos P (2020). Cytogenetic investigations in Emballonuroidea: Extensive chromosomal reorganization characterizes the karyotype of Saccopteryx bilineata. Acta Chiropterologica (in press).
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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