Department of Reproduction Biology

We investigate the biology of germ cells, their generation and function as well as the regulation of reproduction to understand different reproductive strategies and the effect of genetic, social and ecological factors on fertility. Improving biological fundamentals for assisted reproductive techniques as contributions to reproduction management. Non-invasive and minimal-invasive monitoring of reproduction and stress in free-living and captive wildlife.

 We apply modern methods from the fields of cell culture, cytology, biochemistry, endocrinology and chemical analytics.