Ecology and Evolution at VU Amsterdam is home to an international, inclusive, and collaborative group of researchers. Our goal is to make innovative contributions to the fundamental field of Ecology and Evolution worldwide and bring new insights to issues of societal relevance, such as nature conservation, climate change, soil pollution, forest management and sustainable agriculture.
Our group has complementary expertise from molecular evolution to ecosystem ecology.
We answer fundamental questions in Ecology and Evolution using cutting edge experimental, modelling and field approaches in a variety of study systems.
Ecology and Evolution has four main research themes
- Climate change and ecosystem functioning
o Prof. Rien Aerts
o Prof. Hans Cornelissen
o Prof. Matty Berg
o Dr. Sebastiaan Luyssaert
- Species interactions and evolutionary adaptation
o Dr. Joris Koene
o Dr. Wouter Halfwerk
o Prof. Jacintha Ellers
- Stress ecology and ecological genomics
o Prof. Kees van Gestel
o Dr. Katja Hoedjes
o Dr. Mirte Bosse