Dr. Walter Durka

Kontakt/Adresse

Dr. Walter Durka
Leiter der Arbeitsgruppe Molekulare Ökologie

Department Biozönoseforschung
Helmholtz-Zentrum
für Umweltforschung - UFZ
Theodor-Lieser-Str. 4
06120 Halle, Germany

Tel: +49 341 6025 4314
walter.durka@ufz.de

Walter Durka 2018

Forschungsschwerpunkte

Mein wichtigstes Forschungsfeld ist die Molekulare Ökologie - die Anwendung molekularer, DNA-basierter Methoden um die Ökologie von Pflanzen und Tieren zu untersuchen. Wir untersuchen dabei die Muster der genetischen und genomischen Variation von DNA-Sequenzen, oder bestimmten Markersystemen wie SNPs. Dabei fokussieren wir auf verschiedene hierarchische Ebenen: Individuen, Klone, Populationen, Regionen oder das gesamte Areal von Arten. Die räumlichen genetischen Muster können Aufschluß über historisch oder gegenwärtig ablaufende Prozesse geben, die mit Genfluß, genetischer Drift oder Selektion durch Umweltfaktoren einhergehen. Die zeitlichen und räumlichen Skalen variieren dabei von aktuellen Bestäubungsbeziehungen innerhalb einer Population bis zu nacheiszeitlicher Wiederbesiedlung.
Zentrale Forschungsfelder sind dabei
1) die Naturschutz-Genetik, genetische Diversität von seltenen, gefährdeten Arten
2) "Landschafts-Genetik", Einfluss der Landschaftsstruktur auf die genetische Strukutr über Ausbreitung und Bestäubung
3) "Invasions-Genetik", die genetische Struktur von neophytischen, invasiven Artenum Herkunftsregionen zu identifizieren und Mikroevolution nachzuweisen.
4) Genetik von Artengemeinschaften ("Community genetics"): der Zusammenhang von Artenvielfalt und genetischer Vielfalt

Ein zweites Forschungsfeld sind verschiedene für die Populationsgenetik relevante Pflanzenmerkmale und deren makroökolgische Muster. Als Grundlage dient hier die Datenbank biologischer und ökologischer Merkmale der Pflanzen Deutschlands, BIOLFLOR. Hier bin ich für die Merkmale Blütenbiolgie, Befruchtungssystem, Phänologie, Chromosomenzahl, DNA-Gehalt und Phylogenie verantwortlich.


Aktuelle Projekte



MSAP_calc

MSAP_calc.R is collection of R-functions that allow to score methyslation-sensitive-amplification-polymorphism markers (MSAP). It was published with Schulz, B., R. L. Eckstein and W. Durka (2013). Scoring and analysis of methylation-sensitive amplification polymorphisms for epigenetic population studies. Molecular Ecology Resources 13: 642-653. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12100

Here I provide an updated version MSAP_calc_1_3.R that corrects for a bug that occurred if identical sample IDs were used in different populations. MSAP_calc_1_3.zip


DaPhnE -  Dated phylogeny of a large European flora

DaPhnE_01.tre is a dated phylogeny of a large European flora published in Ecology 93:2297 DaPhnE_01 at Ecological Archives

If you want to directly use it in Phylomatic you can use a link to this version:

DaPhnE_01.tre

to paste it into the "treeuri".


Editorial activities


Publikationen 

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Vorabdrucke

Gáspár B, Durka W, Bossdorf O (2020) Rapid evolution in managed grasslands: different land-use regimes are associated with contrasting phenotypes in Plantago lanceolata. bioRxiv, 2020.2002.2027.967448. DOI: 10.1101/2020.02.27.967448

Akzeptiert oder im Druck

Durka W, Michalski SG, Höfner J, Kolář F, Müller CM, Oberprieler C, Šemberová K, RegioDiv Konsortium (2024) RegioDiv — Genetische Vielfalt krautiger Pflanzenarten in Deutschland: Zusammenfassung und Empfehlungen für die Regiosaatgut-Praxis. Natur und Landschaft, 99, 322-332. DOI: 10.19217/NuL2024-07-02

Méndez L, Barratt CD, Durka W, Kissling WD, Eiserhardt WL, Baker WJ, Randrianas V, Onstein RE (2024) Genomic signatures of past megafrugivore-mediated dispersal in Malagasy palms. Journal of Ecology, 112, online early. Reprint DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.14340

2024

Liu Y, Dunker S, Durka W, Dominik C, Heuschele JM, Honchar H, Hoffmann P, Musche M, Paxton RJ, Settele J, Schweiger O (2024) Eco-evolutionary processes shaping floral nectar sugar composition. Scientific Reports, 14, 13856. 14, 13856. Reprint DOI: 10.1038/s41598-024-64755-5

De Giorgi F, Roscher C, Durka W (2024) Effects of species diversity on trait expression of the clonal herb Taraxacum officinale and its relation to genotype diversity and phenotypic plasticity. Ecology and Evolution, 14, E11430. Reprint DOI: 10.1002/ece3.11430

Lucas MS, Hensen I, Barratt CD, Callaway RM, Durka W, Lekberg Y, Nagy DU, Onstein RE, Shah MA, van Dam NM, Thoma AE, Rosche C (2024) Re-focusing sampling, design and experimental methods to assess rapid evolution by non-native plant species. Biological Invasions, 26, 1327–1343. Reprint DOI: 10.1007/s10530-024-03249-x

2023

Madaj A-M, Durka W, Michalski S (2023) Two common, often coexisting grassland plant species differ in their evolutionary potential in response to experimental drought. Ecology and Evolution, 13, e10430. Reprint DOI: 10.1002/ece3.10430

Rauschkolb R, Durka W, Godefroid S, Dixon L, Bossdorf O, Ensslin A, Scheepens JF (2023) Recent evolution of flowering time across multiple European plant species correlates with changes in aridity. Oecologia. Reprint DOI: 10.1007/s00442-023-05414-w

Conrady M, Lampei C, Bossdorf O, Hölzel N, Michalski SG, Durka W, Bucharova A (2023) Plants cultivated for ecosystem restoration rapidly evolve towards a domestication syndrome. PNAS, 120: e2219664120. Reprint DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2219664120

-> Pressemitteilung Wildpflanzen können sich bei landwirtschaftlicher Vermehrung verändern

Manurung J, Rojas Andrés BM, Barratt CD, Schnitzler J, Jönsson BF, Susanti R, Durka W*, Muellner-Riehl AN* (2023) Deep phylogeographic splits and limited mixing by sea surface currents govern genetic population structure in the mangrove genus Lumnitzera (Combretaceae) across the Indonesian Archipelago. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 61: 200-314. Reprint DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/jse.12923

2022

Tang T, Zhang N, Bongers FJ, Staab M, Schuldt A, Fornoff F, Lin H, Cavender-Bares J, Hipp AL, Li S, Liang Y, Han B, Klein A-M, Bruelheide H, Durka W, Schmid B, Ma K, Liu X (2022) Tree species and genetic diversity increase productivity via functional diversity and trophic feedbacks. eLife, 11, e78703. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.78703

Wang F, Mi X, Chen L, Xu W, Durka W, Swenson NG, Johnson DJ, Worthy SJ, Xue J, Zhu Y, Schmid B, Liang Y, Ma K (2022) Differential impacts of adult trees on offspring and non-offspring recruits in a subtropical forest. Science China Life Sciences, 65: 1905-1913. Reprint DOI: 10.1007/s11427-021-2148-7

Dunker S, Boyd M, Durka W, Erler S, Harpole S, Henning S, Herzschuh U, Hornick T, Knight T, Lips S, Mäder P, Motivans E, Mozarowski S, Rakosy D, Römermann C, Schmitt-Jansen M, Stoof-Leichsenring K, Stratmann F, Treudler R, Virtanen R, Wendt-Potthoff K, Wilhelm C (2022) The potential of multispectral imaging flow cytometry for environmental monitoring. Cytometry Part A, 101: 782-799. Reprint DOI: 10.1002/cyto.a.24658

Conrady M, Lampei C, Bossdorf O, Durka W*, Bucharova A* (2022) Evolution during seed production for ecological restoration? A molecular analysis of 19 species finds only minor genomic changes. Journal of Applied Ecology 59:1383–1393. Reprint DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.14155

Jarvis N, Groh J, Lewan E, Meurer K, Durka W, Baessler C, Pütz T, Rufullayev E, Vereecken H (2022) Coupled modelling of hydrological processes and grassland production in two contrasting climates. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 26: 2277–2299. DOI: 10.5194/hess-26-2277-2022

Lyam PT, Duque-Lazo J, Hauenschild F, Schnitzler J, Muellner-Riehl AN, Greve M, Ndangalasi H, Myburgh A, Durka W (2022) Climate change will disproportionally affect the most genetically diverse lineages of a widespread African tree species. Scientific Reports, 12, Article number: 7035. Reprint DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-11182-z

Eckert S, Herden J, Stift M, Durka W, Kleunen Mv, Joshi J (2022) Traces of genetic but not epigenetic adaptation in the invasive goldenrod Solidago canadensis despite the absence of population structure. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 10: 856453. Reprint DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2022.856453

Rauschkolb R, Li Z, Godefroid S, Dixon L, Durka W, Májeková M, Bossdorf O, Ensslin A, Scheepens JF (2022) Evolution of drought strategies and herbivore resistance after two decades of climate change in European plants. New Phytologist, 235: 773-785. Reprint DOI: 10.1111/nph.18125

Munclinger P, Syruckova A, Nahlovsky J, Durka W, Savaljev AP, Rosell F, Stubbe A, Stubbe M, Ulevicius A, Samiya R, Yanuta G, Vorel A (2022) Recovery in the melting pot: complex origins and restored genetic diversity in newly-established Eurasian beaver (Rodentia: Castoridae) populations. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 135: 793-811. Reprint DOI: 10.1093/biolinnean/blac003

Rauschkolb R, Henres L, Lou C, Godefroid S, Dixon L, Durka W, Bossdorf O, Ensslin A, Scheepens JF (2022) Historical comparisons show evolutionary changes in drought responses in European plant species after two decades of climate change. Basic and Applied Ecology, 58: 26-38. Reprint DOI: 10.1016/j.baae.2021.11.003

2021

Höfner J, Klein-Raufhake T, Lampei C, Mudrak O, Bucharova A*, Durka W* (2021) Populations restored using regional seed are genetically diverse and similar to natural populations in the region. Journal of Applied Ecology. Reprint DOI:10.1111/1365-2664.14067

Rodger JG, Bennett JM, Razanajatovo M, Knight TM, Kleunen Mv, Ashman T-L, Steets JA, Hui C, Arceo-Gómez G, Burd M, Burkle LA, Burns JH, Durka W, Freitas L, Kemp JE, Li J, Pauw A, Vamosi JC, Wolowski M, Xia J, Ellis AG (2021) Widespread vulnerability of plant seed production to pollinator declines. Science Advances, 7 : eabd3524. Reprint DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abd3524

Gueth M, Wiegleb G, Durka W (2021) Colonisation of secondary habitats in mining sites by Labidura riparia (Dermaptera: Labiduridae) from multiple natural source populations. Journal of Insect Conservation, 25: 349-359. Reprint DOI: 10.1007/s10841-021-00305-y

Staab M, Liu X, Assmann T, Bruelheide H, Buscot F, Durka W, Erfmeier A, Klein A-M, Ma K, Michalski S, Wubet T, Schmid B, Schuldt A (2021) Tree phylogenetic diversity structures multitrophic communities. Functional Ecology, 35: 521-534. Reprint DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.13722

2020

Bennett JM, Steets JA, Burns JH, Burkle LA, Vamosi JC, Wolowski M, Arceo-Gómez G, Burd M, Durka W, Ellis AG, Freitas L, Li J, Rodger JG, Ştefan V, Xia J, Knight TM, Ashman T-L (2020) Land use and pollinator dependency drives global patterns of pollen limitation in the Anthropocene. Nature Communications, 11(1), 3999. Reprint DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-17751-y

Dazu ein blog: Nature ecology & evolution

Bongers FJ, Schmid B, Durka W, Li S, Bruelheide H, Hahn CZ, Yan H, Ma K, Liu X (2020) Genetic richness affects trait variation but not community productivity in a tree diversity experiment. New Phytologist 227: 744–756. Reprint DOI: 10.1111/nph.16567

E-Vojtkó AE, de Bello F, Durka W, Kühn I, Götzenberger L (2020) The neglected importance of floral traits in trait-based plant community assembly. Journal of Vegetation Science, 31:529–539. Reprint DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12877

Madaj A-M, Michalski SG, Durka W (2020) Establishment rate of regional provenances mirrors relative share and germination rate in a climate change experiment. Ecosphere, 11: e03093. Reprint DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.3093

Weise H, Auge H, Baessler C, Baerlund I, Bennett EM, Berger U, Bohn F, Bonn A, Borchardt D, Brand F, Chatzinotas A, Corstanje R, De Laender F, Dietrich P, Dunker S, Durka W, Fazey I, Groeneveld J, Guilbaud CSE, Harms H, Harpole S, Harris JA, Jax K, Jeltsch F, Johst K, Joshi J, Klotz S, Kuehn I, Kuhlicke C, Mueller B, Radchuk V, Reuter H, Rinke K, Schmitt-Jansen M, Seppelt R, Singer AS, Standish RJ, Thulke H-H, Tietjen B, Weitere M, Wirth C, Wolf C, Grimm V (2019). Resilience trinity: safeguarding ecosystem functioning and services across different time horizons and decision contexts. Oikos, 129: 445-456. Reprint DOI: 10.1111/oik.07213

Kondratyeva A, Knapp S, Durka W, Kühn I, Vallet J, Machon N, Martin G, Motard E, Grandcolas P, Pavoine S (2020) Urbanization effects on biodiversity revealed by a two-scale analysis of species functional uniqueness versus redundancy. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 8:73. Reprint DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2020.00073

Tong Y, Durka W, Zho


Links - Programme für Populationsgenetische Anaylsen

  • Arlequin among others, used for analysis of molecular variance AMOVA
  • FSTAT: basic genetic diversity parameters, F-statistics, HWE-tests, Mantel test
  • GDA: basic genetic diversity parameters, F-statistics,
  • Genepop: basic genetic diversity parameters, F-statistics, HWE-tests, Mantel test
  • GENETIX: basic genetic diversity parameters, F-statistics, HWE-tests, Mantel test
  • MSA: for microsatellite data: computes basic indices
  • SPAGeDi Spatial pattern analysis of genetic diversity
  • MEGA only for DNA sequences
  • DnaSP only for DNA sequences
  • PHYLIP Felsensteins´ world of programs

  • Programs for analysis of dominant data (e.g. AFLP)
  • Genographer genotyping software for ABI files
  • AFLP-Surv basic genetic diversity parameters, F-statistitcs
  • AFLPOP population allocation

  • Other software link lists
  • List of population genetics software
  • List of gene flow related programs

Lebenslauf / Akademische Ausbildung od. CV / Scientific Career

1983 - 1989

Studium der Biologie (Diplom) an der Universität Bayreuth.
Stipendiat der Deutsche Studienstiftung.

1989 - 1994

Promotionsstudium an der University Bayreuth, Bayreuther Institiut für Terrestrische Ökologie, BITÖK, betreut von Prof. Dr. E.-D. Schulze.

seit 1995

Helmholtz Zentrum für Umweltforschung - UFZ, Department Biozönoseforschung

Walter Durka 2000