The research group investigates the ecophysiology and ecotoxicology of terrestrial invertebrates, with a focus on climatic and chemical stress adaptation. The group's research aims to understand the physiological and molecular mechanisms behind stress adaptations in a variety of ectothermic invertebrates, including earthworms, enchytraeids, collembolans, mites and slugs.
The research helps us to understand how terrestrial invertebrates respond to climate change and other environmental stressors. A knowledge essential for developing conservation strategies and mitigating the negative impacts of human activity on soil ecosystems.
The research group is also collaborating with industry to develop innovative solutions for a greener and more sustainable future.
Climate Stress Lab have been on a field trip at Mols to collect springtails for drought experiments. On the branches of mulberry bushes, we found several hundred cosmopolitan springtails Entomobrya nivalis.
The Climatic Stress Lab formally collaborates with Université de Rennes1 from 2019-2023 med through a LIA grant (Laboratoire International Associé).