Plant Ecology - Prof. Dr. Markus Fischer

We integrate evolutionary, ecological and social-ecological 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, resulting conservation measures, and sustainable development. We do so by performing fundamental and applied plant and biodiversity 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 population biology, plant biodiversity, ecological synthesis, and biodiversity-related assessment.