Steering Committee

The Steering Committee consists of four faculty members and four student representatives. They support the director in administrative and management tasks as well as in strategic decisions.

Gerhard Herndl

Head of VDSEE
Steering committee member

Professor, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences and
Dept. of Limnology & Bio-Oceanography

Research Areas: Biological Oceanography and Marine Biogeochemistry

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Hanna Weiss-Schneeweiss

Vice Head of VDSEE
Steering committee member

Group Leader Plant Evolutionary Cytogenetics
Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research

Research Areas: Plant Evolutionary Cytogenetics

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Steering committee member

Research Areas: Groundwater Ecology

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Steering committee member

Research Areas: Vertebrate evolution, morphology, diversity patterns

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Steering committee member

Research Areas: Plant cell biology in crop seeds

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Steering committee member

Research Areas: Human Ecology

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Maximilian Dreer

Steering committee member
(student representative)

Research interests: Ammonia Oxidizing Archaea, nitrogen cycle, soil Archaea, biofilm formation

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Constanze Schattke

Steering committee member
(student representative)

Research interests: ancient DNA, paleopathologies, the history of physical anthropology and bioarchaeology

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Daniel Martinovic Saavedra

Steering committee member
(student representative)

Research interests: microbial oceanography, phosphorus cycle, enzyme promiscuity, alkaline phosphatase

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Oliver Link

Steering committee member
(student representative)

Research interests: origin and evolution of striated muscle cells in the animal kingdom

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