The Research of IBED
The research of IBED integrates studies of biodiversity, ecosystems and the environment, by using methods typical of the disciplines of biology, chemistry and physical geography. Consequently, IBED provides a stimulating environment for research by experts from various disciplines and supported by cutting-edge research facilities.
The research of IBED is organized in three themes:
Theme I: Biodiversity and Evolution
Theme II: Geo-ecology
Theme III: Community Dynamics
The research of the three Research Themes is carried out by cooperation of several of the nine individual Research Groups and five Endowed Chairs that together make up IBED.
Research Clusters and Priority Programmes
IBED participates in the University Priority Program of Systems Biology. In addition, IBED leads the Research Cluster Global Ecology and participates in the Research Cluster Green Life Sciences, both of the Faculty of Science.