Biogeochemistry & Geology

The department of Biogeochemistry and Geology studies changes of the abiotic environment and its interface with the living world through time.



The Ecology department analyses the importance of biodiversity for the structure of, and processes in, tropical coastal ecosystems on different organisational levels from individuals to communities and ecosystems.


Social Sciences

The social science department investigates the human dimension of tropical coastal and marine social-ecological systems.


Integrated Modelling

The department of Integrated Modeling studies ecological and social-ecological systems using theoretical methods such as conceptual models, mathematical models, computational simulations, and advanced data analysis.