1993 …2024

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Professor Weisser’s (*1964) research interests include the ecological interactions between organisms and the consequences of these interactions for populations, communities and ecosystems. Work at his Chair focuses, in particular, on the investigation of the impacts of human land use on biodiversity and the development of sustainable land use strategies. Their research is characterized by a strong fieldwork component and the predominant use of insects as model organisms.

Professor Weisser studied biology and mathematics at the Universities of Giessen and Bayreuth, before earning his doctorate from the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford (UK) in 1994. After a postdoctoral stay at Imperial College London (UK) and the University of Basel (Switzerland), he assumed a position as Professor of Terrestrial Ecology at Friedrich Schiller University Jena in 1999. In 2011, Professor Weisser was appointed to the TUM Chair of Terrestrial Ecology.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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