The research in my group focusses on monitoring the evolutionary and ecological responses of biological communities to global environmental change. Using a combination of genomic tools with field and laboratory experiments, we are studying how human activity is remodeling the taxonomic composition and the interactions of species in communities. We are also exploring how species can cope with environmental change by rapid evolutionary adaptation. A particular taxonomic focus of our work lies on arthropods, but we are also involved in projects on various other animal groups, as well as plants and microorganisms. Geographically, our work is mostly based in Europe and on Pacific islands, especially Hawaii.
Use this link to find out about some of our current work on Insect decline in Germany: