This research cluster focuses on the ecology of marine organisms from the individual organism level to communities and on their interactions with the environment. Our main research areas are:

  • plankton ecology & benthic ecology
  • invasive species & biodiversity
  • symbiosis
  • microbial oceanography & marine biogeochemistry

Learn more about the research of our group


Gerhard J. Herndl


Research Areas: Biological Oceanography, Marine Biogeochemistry, Marine environmental change

Paolo G. Albano

Research Areas: Conservation paleobiology and historical ecology, Global change, Marine biogeography and biodiversity, Taxonomy of marine molluscs

Federico Baltar

Research Areas: Biological Oceanography and Marine Biogeochemistry

Monika Bright

Research Areas: Marine Biology, Microbial/Eukaryote Mutualism, Zoology

Petra Heinz

Research Areas: Paleoecosystems and marine Micropaleontology

Doris Nagel

Research Areas:

Martin Zuschin

Research Areas: Conservation Paleobiology and Historical Ecology