Research interests

  • Freshwater biology
  • Plankton ecology
  • Biological invasions
  • Crustacean biology



Scientific projects

Our research interests focus on the ecology and biology of animals living in freshwater. Currently, we are working on invasive species, in particular on invasive crustaceans (amphipods and decapods), their distribution and their impact on native species. We are especially interested in the life histories and behaviour of zooplankton, on the ecology of endangered animals and the conservation of freshwater systems.

For a detailed research statement of our workgroup, click here.


  • Prof. Dr. Gerhard Maier
  • University of Ulm
  • Institute of Evolutionary Ecology
  • and Conservation Genomics
  • Albert Einstein Allee 11
  • D 89069 Ulm, Germany
  • Tel. +49 (0)7307 955 762
  • Fax +49 (0)731 50 22683