Research Cluster II: Ecological genomics
The relatively new field of ecological genomics is a scientific discipline that studies the structure and functioning of a genome with the aim of understanding the relationship between the organism and its biotic and abiotic environments. Generally, it can be described as ‘the genomics revolution invading ecology’ (Van Straalen & Roelofs: An Introduction to Ecological Genomics).
Featuring subjects, mechanisms and methods that are being developed and applied in this SENSE Research Cluster are, for example:
understanding ecological complexity, nutrient cycles, life-history patterns and responses of organisms to environmental stress at the genomic level
analysis of environmental genomes to improve our understanding of ecosystem functions and biodiversity and to contribute to define and measure environmental quality
We welcome experts in ecological genomics to participate in this research cluster to exchange knowledge and stimulate new innovative developments (if you are not a member of the SENSE Research School but involved with this subject, then you are still welcome to enroll and participate in this research cluster).
To read more about the SENSE research clusters in general, click HERE.