Our understanding of the environment around us is largely dependent on the tools we have available. Like the first microscopes changed our perception of the world and lead to the discovery of microorganisms, current technological developments help us unravel the complexity of living systems. Due to the vast complexity, heterogeneity, and varying scale of biological systems we need a variety of tools and methods.
At Department of Biology we develop the tools and methods needed and apply them to a variety of ecosystems. Our tool kit enables us to look at single cells using for example advanced microscopy or to scan and map large areas with for example drone- or satellite-based remote sensing. These tools enable us to examine the biological complexity at various spatial and temporal scales. We are not only able to analyze biological systems by the variety of these approaches, but also to develop technological solutions to mitigate global change and manmade pollution. Our research provides advanced tools, methods, and models for a better understanding of the world around us and actively aims at finding sustainable solutions for the future.