This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement Nยบ 847635.
Institute of Biology
Faculty of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy
We are a large research team (>50 scientists), from over 22 countries, in the Institute of Biology at Freie Universität. The PI (Prof. Rillig) is also the head of the Berlin-Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research (BBIB; https://www.bbib.org/home.html). Our lab currently has about 2.0 Million Euro per year of external funding. The group has extensive infrastructure for molecular ecology work, soil work, microscopy, as well as plant growth facilities (greenhouses, controlled environment chambers), and excellent lab facilities for incubation in the context of climate change work.
Our lab works at the intersection of Global change biology and soil ecology. We ask questions about biodiversity, ecosystem functioning in terrestrial ecosystems. The range of global change factors we address also includes microplastic and other