Host-Parasite Interactions: We study ecology and evolution of host-parasite interactions. We have a special interest in coevolutionary interactions and mainly work with parasites that have a complex life cycle.
Ecological Genetics and Adaptation: In many projects we also study how the (population) genetic structure is influenced by the environment or the interaction with organisms.
Applied Research: Goals of our applied projects include management and prevention of spread of invasive species and disease. Second important area for our applied research is ecological genetics where we particularly focus on cryptic biodiversity.