Head of the Vienna Doctoral School of Ecology and Evolution

The Vienna Doctoral School Ecology and Evolution is governed by the Head and Vice Head of the School and a Steering Committee comprising representatives of all research fields involved in the school as well as four student representatives.

Gerhard J. Herndl


Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences and
Chair of Aquatic Biology
Department of Functional and Evolutionary Ecology

Research Areas

Biological Oceanography and Marine Biogeochemistry

Hanna Weiss-Schneeweiss

Vice Head

Professor for Plant Cytogenetics
Group Leader Plant Evolutionary Cytogenetics
Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research
University of Vienna, Austria

Research Areas

Plant genome evolution: polyploidy, repetitive DNA evolution in plant genomes, chromosomal rearrangements and their contribution to speciation, genome size evolution