Vienna Doctoral School of Ecology and Evolution

The Vienna Doctoral School of Ecology and Evolution is devoted to educating students in advancing our knowledge on the ecology and evolution of extant and ancestral organisms, populations and communities. In Ecology, the ambition is to better understand the mechanistic and evolutionary drivers of patterns and processes from gene regulation to the structure and function of ecosystems and the impact of communities on the biogeochemical cycles and their adaptive capacity in response to environmental change. In Evolution, we address the evolutionary processes leading to changes in organization and temporal dynamics of organisms, populations and species at the molecular, developmental, morphological and physiological level.

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"We welcome highly motivated PhD candidates, who share the enthusiasm and spirit of our Doctoral School to provide scientific answers to global challenges in ecology and evolution under changing environmental conditions. Our Doctoral School provides excellent conditions and an intellectual environment that allows realizing international competitive research."

Gerhard J. Herndl, Head of the Vienna Doctoral School Ecology and Evolution 2020-2023

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Her work has been awarded at the International Summer School “Environment and Planetary Health” (Université Paris Est Créteil & University of Paris...


VDSEE PhD-candidate Patrick Jambura has been awarded the Emil Boral fellowship, congratulations!


Congratulations to 1 of our students Giulia Marchioro who recently won the "Hilda Canter-Lund Award 2023" for the best microscopic picture.



20.05.2024 09:00

Throughout the academic year, numerous opportunities arise to disseminate research and engage in dialogue with various audiences – whether at major...


Eine Fallstudie zum Wienerwald modelliert, wie sich Landwirtschaft und Artenvielfalt im Biosphärenpark unter Bedingungen des Klimawandels verändern...


The Award of Excellence from the Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research, has honoured the 40 best dissertations of the previous academic...


Opened in 1889, the NHM Vienna is one of the most important natural history museums in the world, with around 30 million objects and more than 841,800 visitors a year.

WasserCluster Lunz is a non-profit research center equally supported by the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU Vienna), the University for Continuing Education Krems, and the University of Vienna.

The La Gamba Field Station is a research and teaching facility of the University of Vienna, situated at the edge of the Regenwald der Österreicher (Rainforest of the Austrians) in Costa Rica.

Non-profit organization rooted at the University of Vienna and founded to support and develop sustainable life science practices.

Initiative of female scientists. Support the careers of female scientist & equalize the female-male employment status at the faculty of life science at the University of Vienna.