Our new BONUS project BIO-C3 ‘Biodiversity changes – causes, consequences and management implications’, coordinated by Prof. Thorsten Reusch, GEOMAR, Kiel started. Within this project we aim to ask the overall question: How important is biodiversity for the functioning of the Baltic Sea?
Our group will focus on understanding how changes in species composition at the base and top of the food web affect ecosystem functions. We will also investigate the adaptive capacity of key zooplankton organisms to adapt to changing environmental conditions.
BIO-C3 includes a consortium of marine researchers from eight Baltic countries and a total of 13 participating institutes and universities.