New research project from Vetenskapsr├ądet (VR)

It is exciting that the Swedish Research Council has granted us funding for four years to continue our work on drivers and functions of plankton interactions. This specific project will investigate the role of parasitic symbionts in the functioning and equilibrium of carbon flow in marine food webs. We aim to resolve drivers and functions of parasite in structuring zooplankton populations and consequences for ecosystem functioning, in particular the way parasites are selectively favoured, parasite host range and effects on host fitness. We will soon advertise a position to work on this project, so stay tuned.