Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics

Theoretical and Computational Ecology (IBED-TCE)

Research in the Department of Theoretical and Computation Ecology (TCE) focuses on understanding the complexity of ecological systems by using theoretical and advanced computational approaches.


Our research interests include individual organisms, populations, species, and communities, as well as their interactions with biotic and abiotic system components. We use data-analytical, inductive approaches and theory-oriented, deductive approaches in order to unravel causal relationships shaping ecological patterns and dynamics.

TCE members are firmly embedded in several educational programs, including the BSc program on Future Planet Studies, the BSc program on Biology, the new MSc track Future Planet Ecosystem Science, and the MSc program on Earth Sciences and Biological Sciences. With this educational involvement, we aim to train a new generation of scientists in the skills needed to understand complex systems and to work efficiently with large and heterogeneous datasets.

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Published by  IBED

17 October 2017