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


SS 2017

  • 19.04.2017 - 16.00 Uhr
    Dr. Lisa Heermann, Institute for Zoology, Dept. General Ecology, Grietherbusch Ecological Research Station, University of Cologne, Germany
    "Comparison downstream fish pass solutions at three hydropower stations in Germany”
  • 26.04.2017 - 16.00 Uhr
    PD Dr. Hans-Christoph Selinka, Umweltbundesamt Berlin
    "Virus ecology and risk: chasing human viruses in surface waters"
  • 10.05.2017 - 16.00 Uhr
    Dr. Jonathan Hense, Nees-Institute - Biological Education, University Bonn
    "Oribatid mites and Chironomids from a high-Andean cushion peatland in Peru as indicators for environmental changes during the Nasca cultural period”
  • 17.05.2017 - 14.30 Uhr
    Prof. Dr. Kei Ito, Institute for Zoology, University of Cologne
    "Practical problems when analysing neuronal functions with genetically modified animals"
  • 24.05.2017 - 16.00 Uhr
    Prof. Dr. Markus Weitere, Department Fließgewässerökologie, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung, Magdeburg
    "From biota to catchments: Scaling of biological processes in running water ecosystems”
  • 31.05.2017 - 16.00 Uhr
    Prof. Dr. Jutta Ludwig-Müller, Institut für Botanik, Dept. Pflanzenphysiologie, TU Dresden, Germany
    "„Metabolism of host defense molecules by Plasmodiophora brassicae and priming of defense by an endophyte”
  • 31.05.2017 - 16.00 Uhr
    The PhD students of the workgroup Aquatic Chemical Ecology (von Elert) will present their work and current research
    "Heterologous expression of a Daphnia magna chymotrypsin" - Jaqueline Lange
    "The effect of phosphorous on growth and toxicity of Microcystis aeruginosa" - Christian Burberg
    "Effects of phytoplankton diversity on intraspecific competition in Daphnia longispina" - Maja Ilic
  • 21.06.2017 - 16.00 Uhr
    PD Dr. Kathrin P. Lampert, Institute for Zoology, University of Cologne
    “Genetic diversity, ecology and species interaction in (jelly)fish”
  • 28.06.2017 - 16.00 Uhr
    Sarah Carduck, Paul Venter and Ruibao Li, Institute for Zoology, Biocenter Cologne, University of Cologne
    “Percolozoan revisited with newly discovered species from marine and saline inland waters”
    "Discrepancies between molecular and morphological databases of soil ciliates studied for temperate grasslands of central Europe"
    "Transfection and expression by cell-penetrating peptide in choanoflagellate Diaphanoeca grandis"
  • 12.07.2017 - 16.00 Uhr
    Dr. Anne Deininger, Umea University, Sweden
    "Effects of inorganic nitrogen and organic carbon on pelagic food webs in boreal lakes – Insights from whole lake experiments”
  • 19.07.2017 - 16.00 Uhr
    Prof. Dr. Ingo Schlupp, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA
    "Behavior and Ecology of Livebearing Fishes”



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