Collaborative Research Unit

Terrestial Ecology

Acronym
TEREC
Co-ordinator
Other information
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal developmental and reproductive biology
    • Animal ecology
    • Animal genetics
    • Behavioural biology
    • Invertebrate biology
    • Vertebrate biology
    • Auto-ecology
    • Behavioural ecology
    • Community ecology
    • Ecophysiology and ecomorphology
    • Ecotoxicology
    • Invasion biology
    • Terrestrial ecology
    • Biology of adaptation
    • Biology of behaviour
    • Molecular evolution
    • Speciation
    • Population, ecological and evolutionary genetics
    • Invasion biology
    • Plant ecology
    • Genomics
Description
At TEREC, we study patterns and processes underlying the functioning of terrestrial ecosystems. We therefore run competitive research programs on population and community dynamics, biotic interactions and life-history strategies in a wide suite of plants and animals. Research activities comprise field observations, field- and lab experiments and computer simulations, and results are interpreted both within a fundamental (evolutionary-ecological) and applied (conservation-oriented) framework. To reach scientific excellence and sustain technological innovation, our researchers are active in various national and international research networks, such as SPEEDY, MAD, EVENET and CONGENOMICS.