Merops apiaster - Bienenfresser, Foto: Christian Neumann, Berlin.

Ecology and System Earth

Our long-term goals are: understand in detail the interactions of biotic and abiotic nature, learn from the past and forecast the future of ecosystems and the earth system.

  • What is the impact of climate change, habitat destruction and ocean acidification on organisms?
  • What is the role of biotic interactions on the stability of ecosystems?
  • Why are species invasions so dangerous?
  • And what are ecological consequences of reduced biodiversity?

These are just some questions that are addressed in the research field Ecology and Dynamics of the Earth System at the Museum für Naturkunde. Our long-term goals are: understand in detail the interactions of biotic and abiotic nature, learn from the past and forecast the future of ecosystems and the earth system. Our research methods range from detailed field studies to numerical analyses of large databases and theoretical models.

 

Last update: 21.03.2014