The future of marine biodiversity under global warming
New study shows how plankton communities have migrated and changed since the last ice age.more
"We must think nature with and not against people".
Biodiversity – the diversity of ecosystems, organisms and their interactions – is threatened as never before, despite all efforts. In this interview, Helmut Hillebrand talks about 30 years of the Rio…more
Pooling knowledge for safeguarding the oceans
Protecting the oceans and using them sustainably: This is the goal of the second research mission sustainMare of the German Marine Research Alliance, which officially starts today. A joint project led…more
Of islands and species communities
The research group DynaCom is investigating how stable ecosystems are in the face of natural and anthropogenic environmental changes. The German research Foundation is now funding the project for…more
"Marine organisms don't respect boundaries"
Marine biodiversity is threatened by climate change, pollution and overfishing. Biodiversity expert Helmut Hillebrand explains in this interview how research can help to improve marine conservation.more
Inseln der Vielfalt
Erfolg für Oldenburger Meereswissenschaftler: Eine neue Forschungsgruppe unter Leitung des Biodiversitätsexperten Helmut Hillebrand widmet sich der Frage, wie Biodiversität auf Inseln entsteht. Die…more
The Plankton Ecology group investigates the complex feedbacks between the environment and plankton communities across ecological realms and scales, primarily through the lenses of ecological stoichiometry, trophic interactions, trait-based community ecology, and metacommunity theory. Our aim is to understand biodiversity change and its consequences for ecosystem processes, focusing on experimental approaches in combination with field observations and quantitative syntheses.