Plant Ecology - Prof. Dr. Markus Fischer

We integrate ecological and evolutionary sciences to assess the causes and consequences of global change. In particular, we study the drivers of biodiversity change, the consequences of these changes for ecosystem functions and services, for human societies, and resulting conservation measures. We do so by performing basic and applied plant research, syntheses, comparative studies, experiments, surveys and assessments across scales and environments, and by engaging at the interface between science and policy. Accordingly, the Plant Ecology Lab works in several related areas of interest: plant ecology, biodiversity and conservation, ecological synthesis, and biodiversity-related assessment.