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Research topics

Our research focuses on three major fields: phylogenetics, Holocene and Pleistocene animal population dynamics, and the genetic basis of adaptions to changing environments. In addition, we develop and improve approaches for DNA sequence analyses, especially from degraded DNA. More details are available on these pages:


We are part of the University Research Center "Functional Ecology and Evolution".

We also collaborate with a variety of research groups all around the world, including:


Selected projects:

A number of additional agencies also fund our research: