The PhD thesis must be written in English.
Winter semester: 15 July
Summer semester: 15 January
The PhD programme is characterised by high-level interdisciplinary research covered by the Faculties of Biology & Psychology, Agricultural Sciences, Earth Sciences, Forestry and Law.
The major research fields covered by the faculties are:
- Faculty of Biology & Psychology: ecology and ecosystems research, evolution systematics & biodiversity, nature conservation biology, palaeoecology, sociobiology, vegetation analysis & ecology, behaviour
- Faculty of Agriculture: agroecology, agroentomology and economics of biodiversity
- Faculty of Earth Sciences: biogeochemistry, palaeoecology
- Faculty of Forestry: bioclimatology, soil sciences, wood biology & ecophysiology, ecological modelling, stress physiology and forest ecology
- German Primate Centre (DPZ): primate ecology