Department of Ecology - Colloquia

Research Groups

Prof. Dr. H. Arndt
General Ecology

Prof. Dr. E. von Elert
Aquatic Chemical Ecology

Prof. Dr. M. Bonkowski
Terrestrial Ecology



Retired Professor

Prof. Dr. W. Topp


Associated Lecturers

PD Dr. Patrick Fink

University of Düsseldorf

Institute for Cell Biology and Zoology

Universitätsstrasse 1
Building 26.13
40225 Düsseldorf

phone: +49 - (0)211-81-10521


PD Dr. W. Wipking

Urbane Ökologie

phone: +49 (0) 221-470 3120

PD Dr. H. Kappes


PD Dr. Th. Ziegler

phone: +49 (0) 221/7785104


Ecological Colloquia of the Institute for Zoology


WS 2016/2017

  • 19.10.2016 - 16.00 Uhr
    Ylenia Carotenuto, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Villa Comunale, Naples, Italy
    "Plankton chemical ecology: roles and impacts of algal infochemicals in diatom-copepod interactions"
  • 26.10.2016 - 16.00 Uhr
    Prof. Dr. Horst Bleckmann, Institut für Zoologie, Universität Bonn
    "Sensorische Systeme und räumliche Orientierung der Fische”
  • 02.11.2016 - 16.00 Uhr
    Matthias G. Fischer, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Department of Biomolecular Mechanisms Heidelberg, Germany
    "Virus-virophage-host interactions in the marine protozoan Cafeteria roenbergensis"
  • 04.11.2016 - 15.00 Uhr
    Dr. Alexander Kudryavtsev, Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Faculty of Biology, St-Petersburg State University, St-Petersburg, Russia
  • "Deep-sea Amoebozoa"
  • 09.11.2016 - 16.00 Uhr
    Prof. Dr. Patricia Burkhardt-Holm, Institute Man-Society-Environment, Department of Environmental Sciences,, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    "Is this biology? To solve real-world problems scientists are asked to think out-of-the-box"
  • 23.11.2016 - 16.00 Uhr
    Dr. Safaa Dalla, Molekulare Evolutionsbiologie, Universität Hamburg
    "Molecular mechanisms of insect adaptations to plant chemical defense: cardiac glycoside target site insensitivity"
  • 07.12.2016 - 16.00 Uhr
    Dr. Karen de Jong, Institute for Zoology, Grietherbusch Ecological Research Station, University of Cologne, Germany
    "The importance of underwater sound: Human induced noise can affect mating behavior and reproduction in fish”
  • 21.12.2016 - 16.00 Uhr
    Dr. Hans Güde, Inst. f. Seenforschung Langenargen
  • 12.01.2017 - 16.00 Uhr
    Prof. R. Primark, University of Boston
    "The effects of climate change on the plants and animals of the northeastern United States using historical records, observations, and experiments "
  • 18.01.2017 - 16.00 Uhr
    Dr. Peter Manning - Senckenberg Biodiversity
    and Climate Research Center



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Department of Ecology

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