The Spatial Ecology Group focuses its research on the evolutionary ecology of species interactions - with an emphasis on plant-animal interactions (seed dispersal, pollination, herbivory).

We address fundamental and applied questions. Fundamental questions focus on the ecological and evolutionary processes shaping the distribution of species and the assemblage of communities, across natural and anthropogenic landscapes.

Applied questions address the impact of global change (habitat loss and fragmentation, biological invasions, climate change, eutrophication) on ecosystem functions and services, and the development of management strategies to  prevent, mitigate and/or foster adaptation to such impacts.

For this purpose, we develop transdisciplinary work on the science-policy interface.