Prof. Lampert directed the former Department of Physiological Ecology from 1984-2006. He is still researching at the institute. Especially he is trying to demonstrate the development of Daphnia into a model organism of aquatic ecology.
Mechanistic models of competition and predator-prey systems
Clonal population structure of Daphnia
Evolution of defense strategies
Born on September 20, 1941, in Oppeln. Study of biology, doctorate Freiburg Univ. (1971), German Habilitation in limnology Freiburg Univ. (1977), lecturer Frankfurt Univ. (1977), head of a junior research group of the Max Planck Society in Plön (1980), Director and Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute of Limnology (since 1984), Associate Professor (1986) and Honorary Professor (1996) of Kiel Univ, Emeritus Scientific Member (from October 2006).
Naumann Thienemann Medal of the Societas Internationalis Limnologiae (1995)
Foreign Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences (2005)
Ecology Institute Prize in Limnetic Ecology (2006)
Winberg Medal of the Russian Hydrobiological Society (2006)
Redfield Lifetime Achievement Award of the Association for the Sciences
of Limnology and Oceanography (2012)