Vertebrate Zoology

Traditionally, the scientific research was focalized on the survey of resident fauna especially on bats in Luxemburg. Now the objective of the members of the department is focalized more on the ecology, the behaviour and conservation of certain groups of vertebrates. As the techniques of molecular research have evaluated the analysis of large- and small-scale genetic structure of reptiles and mammals is more and more a focus of our research.

Research done in this department includes the following groups of vertebrates present in Luxemburg: amphibians, reptiles and mammals.

The members of this department are regularly implicated in didactic and public activities as the conception and renovation of permanent and temporary exhibitions. Guided visits an scientific activities are included in our programme.

Research Topics

  • Conservation biology of endangered species
  • Ecology of invasive species an influences of the resident fauna