• Group leader
    Prof. Dr. Olaf R.P. Bininda-Emonds
  • Contact
    Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
    Faculty V, Institute for Biology and  Environmental Sciences (IBU) ­
    AG Systematics and Evolutionary Biology
    Carl von Ossietzky Str. 9-11
    Postbox 2503
    26111 Oldenburg

    Raum: W04 2-217

    Tel.: +49 (441) 798 3965
    Fax: +49 (441) 798 193965

  • How to find us 
    Driving directions to the University of Oldenburg

    <link uni>Site plan of the Wechloy Campus 
    (Mathematics and Natural Sciences)


"Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution."
Without taxonomy to give shape to the bricks, and systematics to tell us how to put them together, the house of biological science is a meaningless jumble."

Evolution is the paradigm under which all research in biology operates, with systematics and taxonomy bringing structure to the paradigm. The major theme of our research is the incorporation of a phylogenetic perspective to help understand a wide variety of biological phenomena. A little bit of “tree thinking” often reveals surprising answers. At present, we are applying this theme to the following main areas using a diverse variety of modern methods:

  • Aquatic organisms
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  • Chemical ecology
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  • Evolutionary morphology 
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  • Metazoan phylogeny
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  • Supertrees and phyloinformatics
  • Public understanding of science 
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(Changed: 2021-04-30)