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


Our Calendar


News

09.11.2023
 

PhD candidates are organizing and inviting you to join the 20th VBC PhD Symposium “A Mixtape of Science” on 09th & 10th November 2023 at the Vienna...

13.07.2023
 

Apply for a 3-year FWF-funded PhD-project in Population Genomics!

10.07.2023
 

The Vienna Doctoral School of Ecology and Evolution offers 3 fully funded PhD positions to be filled in 2023!

28.06.2023
 

A research cruise lead by Monika Bright of the Department of Functional and Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences and funded by Schmidt Ocean...

25.09.2023
 

From September 25th to 28th, 2023, the University of Vienna will organize the annual Welcome Days for PhD students. The program will be announced...

27.06.2023
 

The Dissertation Award 2022 of the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy goes to Jan Steger. He presented his work during the FGGA Talks...


Collaborations:

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.