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

phone: +0031-(0)71-5274761

PD Dr. Th. Ziegler

phone: +49 (0) 221/7785104


Ecological Colloquia of the Institute for Zoology


SS 2016

  • 13.03.2016 - 17.00 Uhr
    Prof. Dr. H. Schumacher, Universität Duisburg-Essen
    "Korallenriffe Klimawandel"
  • 20.04.2016 - 16.00 Uhr
    Dr.Matthias Schott, Aquatic Chemical Ecology, University of Cologne
    "Chemical communication in arthropods: Pheromones, biosensors and the dance of Daphnia"
  • 27.04.2016 - 16.00 Uhr
    Sophie Groendahl; Maja Ilic; Christian Burberg, University of Cologne, Aquatic Chemical Ecology
    "Consumer species richness and nutrients interact in determining producer diversity”
    "Effects of phytoplankton diversity on the zooplankton community: The role of essential fatty acids”
    "Inducible chemical defences in primary producer - herbivore interactions”
  • 04.05.2016 - 16.00 Uhr
    Prof. Dr. Tilmann Harder, AG Meereschemie, Universität Bremen
    "Chemical mediation of coral larval settlement by crustose coralline algae"
  • 11.05.2016 - 16.00 Uhr
    Dr. Anke Schwarzenberger, AG Aquatische Chemische Ökologie, Universität zu Köln
    "Molecular adjustments in Daphnia in response to biotic and abiotic factors"
  • 25.05.2016 - 16.00 Uhr
    Luise Richter, Institut für Hydrobiologie, Technische Universität Dresden
    "The food consumption of the invasive amphipod Dikerogammarus villosus”
  • 01.06.2016 - 16.00 Uhr
    Casper W. Quist and Johannes Helder, Laboratory of Nematology, Dept. Plant Sciences,Wageningen University (WUR), Droevendaalsesteeg 1, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    "A large SSU rDNA-based framework for nematodes as a starting point for both evolutionary reconstruction and molecular soil ecology”
  • 15.06.2016 - 16.00 Uhr
    Thi Anh Duong Nguyen and Mona van Schingen University of Cologne, Zoological Institute, Terrestrial Ecology
    "Community structure and ecological niches of free-living terrestrial nematodes in north-eastern Vietnam”
    "Linking ecological research with conservation: a case study on the endangered Crocodile Lizard in Vietnam”
  • 22.06.2016 - 16.00 Uhr
    Prof. Dr. Rolf Beutel, Universität Jena, Inst. für Spezielle Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie
    "Insect morphology in the age of phylogenomics"
  • 29.06.2016 - 16.00 Uhr
    Dr. Jan Jansa, Institute of Microbiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
    "„Specific proliferation of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal hyphae in soil organic-nitrogen patches – what, how, and why?”"
  • 01.07.2016 - 10.00 Uhr
    Dr. Lutz Becks, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön
    "Eco-evolutionary dynamics and patterns of parallel evolution of host and virus populations"
  • 06.07.2016 - 16.00 Uhr
    Dr. Katja Heubel, Institute for Zoology, Grietherbusch Ecological Research Station, University of Cologne
    "Ecological divergence in gonadal investment and paternal care along a salinity gradient"
  • 20.07.2016 - 16.00 Uhr
    Alexandra Schoenle and Suzana Živaljić, General Ecology, University of Cologne
    "Unveiling the deep ocean – Analysis of the unique protozoan communities of the abyssal deep-sea floors"



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