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DFG Contacts

Stand: May 3, 2021

Dr. Sonja Ihle

Programme Director
Life Sciences 1: Molecular and Organismic Biology

E-Mail: Sonja.Ihle@dfg.de
Telephone: +49 (228) 885-2362
Telefax: +49 (228) 885-713320
Kennedyallee 40
53175 Bonn

Tasks and Responsibilities

Support of DFG Statutory Bodies

Permanent Senate Commission on Animal Protection and Experimentation

Scientific Areas of Responsibility

203-03   Ecology and Biodiversity of Animals and Ecosystems, Organismic Interactions
203-04   Sensory and Behavioural Biology

Scientific Areas of Responsibility (Deputy Contact)

203-01   Systematics and Morphology (Zoology)
203-02   Evolution, Anthropology
203-05   Animal Physiology and Biochemistry
203-06   Evolutionary Cell and Developmental Biology (Zoology)

Coordinated Programmes (procedural matters)

Priority Programmes

1704 Flexibility matters: Interplay between trait diversity and ecological dynamics using aquatic communities as model systems (DynaTrait)

Research Units

2591 Severity assessment in animal-based research
2716 Spatial community ecology in highly dynamic landscapes: from island biogeography to metaecosystems [DynaCom]
5064 The role of nature for human well-being in the Kilimanjaro Social-Ecological System (Kili-SES)
5207 Reassembly of species interaction networks – Resistance, resilience and functional recovery of a rainforest ecosystem

Coordinated Programmes (scientific matters)


212 A Novel Synthesis of Individualisation across Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution: Niche Choice, Niche Conformance, Niche Construction (NC3)

Collaborative Research Centres

1439 Multilevel response to stresser increase and release in stream ecosystems

Research Training Groups

2010 Biological Responses to Novel and Changing Environments
2118 Integrating Biodiversity Research with Movement Ecology in Dynamic Agricultural Landscapes (BioMove)
2272 R3 - Responses to biotic and abiotic Changes, Resilience and Reversibility of Lake Ecosystems