Dept of Biology, TU Darmstadt
We study different types of species interaction networks. How specialised are these associations, and why do species differ in their interactions?
Biodiversity and species composition is strongly changed by human land use. How do these impacts translate into the representation of functional traits in communities?
We study the chemical composition and function of defensive compounds, signals and nutrients.
Our projects aim at providing information for sustainable crop plant protection by plant- and environment-related pest management.
Morphological traits of arthropods can mirror important ecological functions. We study trait variation across taxa and within each species.