Cluster Integrative Animal Biology

Cluster Integrative Animal Biology

Animals, including humans, are complex systems that continuously have to adapt to a changing environment. Understanding adaptation of these organisms requires a deep knowledge of their biology and functioning which also is relevant with regard to health, performance, sustainable food production and nature conservation.

We explore the functioning of animals, from a physiological, biophysical, biomolecular, behavioural, evolutionary and ecological perspective for fundamental understanding and to provide bio-inspired solutions for challenges from natural and managed changes in the environment.