Institute of Ecology and Conservation Biology, Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics, University of Vienna
Data Center Description
The Institute of Ecology and Conservation Biology (IECB) conducts research on the different levels from aut-ecology to system-ecology, from a molecular level to a landscape-orientated approach. It ranges from an understanding of
- the interactions of organisms with their physical environment (the adaptive nature of organisms by the study of ?ecophysiology? both at the individual and population level),
-the nature of biotic interactions,
-to the more holistic aspects of functioning of ecosystems ? the recycling of matter and the flow of energy, the stability and resilience of ecosystems towards perturbations, both in context of landscape structure and within a global context .
Founded on its basic research, the IECB addresses a series of applied aspects, mainly stress physiology, the flux of matter and the management of ecosystems and landscapes. In accordance with a broader definition of ecology, a further focus in teaching and research includes ?human ecology?, mainly with respect to sustainability research.