Our research group focuses on improving our understanding of ecological systems. We deal with various interdisciplinary topics within the fields of Global Change Ecology, Conservation Biogeography and Natural Resource Management, and attempt to translate the knowledge gained into policy recommendations and instruments.

For this research agenda we rely on the development of ecological models. In our research group, we apply recent methodological advances and produce comprehensive tools for innovative analyses towards addressing key ecological and conservation challenges of freshwater, marine and terrestrial ecosystems.

In our diverse and inclusive group, we attempt to capture a more holistic picture of the dynamic and multidimensional processes that structure biodiversity patterns and ecosystem services in our changing planet. In line with the needs and priorities raised by European Union environmental agenda, we aim to integrate knowledge, offer novel tools, combine scientific expertise and draw sound policy recommendations for a sustainable future of the natural capital.