The research of our department focuses on the causal analysis of plant interactions and vegetation pattern formation. We are perfoming research projects on competitive interactions in dry acidic grasslands, on the interaction of mycorrhiza with plant species, we investigate the spread of invasive species, do ecological modelling and work on stress adaption of plants.

Furthermore we initiated some projects in the field of "Science communication". Students from our department together with cooperation partners like museums of Natural Science and History developed some exciting exhibitions.