Congratulations to two successful master thesis presentations

Two master students finished their projects in Dec 2020: Calum Young: Examination of plankton communities, invaders and harmful algal species within mangrove areas of the Gal├ípagos Islands using eDNA metabarcoding Phytoplankton are critical components of the marine environment but their understanding within the Gal├ípagos Marine Reserve (GMR) remains largely underexplored with research focused within mangrove systems being further limited. Between November and December, the … More Congratulations to two successful master thesis presentations

New article on evidence of host-parasite interactions in zooplankton

Although parasitism is one of the most prevalent interactions in nature, studies of aquatic food webs rarely include parasites. Syndiniales (Dinophyceae, Alveolata) is a diverse parasitic group of dinoflagellates, common in all marine environments, and are described as dominant components of pelagic ecosystems. However, their temporal dynamics, prevalence, and host-specificity are poorly known. Using DNA … More New article on evidence of host-parasite interactions in zooplankton