ARTHOFER Wolfgang Dr.

Wolfgang Arthofer

University of Innsbruck
Department of Ecology

Research Group: Molecular Ecology

Technikerstrasse 25     (Room 515)
A-6020 Innsbruck

T +43 (0)512 507-51751
F +43 (0)512 507-51799

I am a molecular ecologist with research experience in several groups of organisms, including insects, woody plants and fungi. Recent developments in molecular genetics offer us powerful tools to assess evolutionary history and current developmental trends of populations, species and ecosystems, and my aim is to utilize these tools to answer biological questions. I enjoy working at an interface between organismic and molecular biology, genetics, symbiosis research and computational data analysis.

Research Topics
  • Alpine endemism
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological pest control
  • Biotic factors influencing species dispersal and evolution
  • Development and application of genetic markers
  • Ecology and evolution of symbioses
  • Parthenogenesis
  • Phylogeny and phylogeography
  • Population genetics 

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