Group leader
Prof. Dr. Olaf R.P. Bininda-Emonds

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
D-26129 Oldenburg

PO Box 5634
26046 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 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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