Institute of Animal Ecology

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University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation

Please take a tour to Modern Interdisciplinary Research in a Historic Building!

Extracting information from the past (evolution) we address some current questions in animal and environmental ecology. Some of our model system research also provides new entries to cancer and applied medical research.

We walk three main avenues and use

  • Odonate model systems for understanding biodiversity patterns, including their dynamics and constrains.
  • Placozoa model systems for understanding early animal evolution.
  • space rockets for Trichoplax to resolve the genetics behind cancer.


Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover
Institut für Tierökologie
Bünteweg 17d
30559 Hannover


Kristin Fenske

Phone: +49 511 953 8882
Fax: +49 511 953 8584

Office Times: Monday to Friday, 8:30 – 13:30