Understanding processes that create and maintain diversity of life on Earth as well as interactions between us humans and our environment is essential for society and in focus of our research.
Our teaching portfolio combines ecosystem dynamics and climate change with sport and sustainability. The specialisation „sport ecology“ is available within seven degree programmes of the University. We are further responsible for the study program sustainability and offer basic methodological training as well as a focus on the analysis of historical and palaeontological data.
- Kuwaczka et al. (2023) Ecological impacts of (electrically assisted) mountain biking, Global Ecology and Conservation
- Walentowitz et al. (2023) Long-term trajectories of non-native vegetation on islands globally, Ecology Letters
- Zurell et al. (2023) Predicting extinctions with species distribution models, Cambridge Prisms: Extinction
- Mathes et al. (2021) Deep-time climate legacies affect origination rates of marine genera, PNAS
- Mathes et al. (2021) Extinction risk controlled by interaction of long-term and short-term climate change, Nature Ecology & Evolution
- Nogue et al. (2021) The human dimension of biodiversity changes on islands, Science
- Schweizer et al. (2021) Outdoor cycling activity affected by COVID-19 related epidemic-control-decisions, PLoS One
- Sayol et al. (2020) Anthropogenic extinctions conceal widespread evolution of flightlessness in birds, Science Advances
- Steinbauer, et al. (2018) Accelerated increase in plant species richness on mountain summits is linked to warming, Nature
- Steinbauer et al. (2018) Positive sport-biosphere interactions? Cross-country skiing delays spring phenology of meadow vegetation, Basic and Applied Ecology
- Weigelt et al. (2016) Late Quaternary climate change shapes island biodiversity, Nature