Monika Winder, Professor, Stockholm University
My research interest is in the consequences of environmental change for food webs and ecosystem functions. My research addresses questions in lakes, estuarine-coastal and ocean ecosystems with a special emphasis on planktonic organisms. I conducted post-doctoral research at the University of Washington, Seattle, and at the University of California Davis, and received my PhD in Natural Sciences from the ETH in Zürich.
Baptiste Serandour, Ph.D. student, Stockholm University
I am a PhD student in marine biology at Stockholm University. I am interested in the food web interaction between primary producers and consumers. I use selective DNA barcoding and network modelling to investigate food web structure under changing environmental conditions. This project is connected to the VR project: Consequences of zooplankton feeding strategies on the function of marine ecosystems.
Noah Ngisiang’e, Ph.D. student, Stockholm University
My study aims to assess the impacts of environmental change on fish larvae productivity in seagrass habitats in Kenya and Tanzania. The studies investigate drivers and changes in coastal habitats at decadal, annual and seasonal time scales, combined with biophysical dispersal models to demonstrate ecosystem responses against socio economic stressors.
Tinanshuo Xu, PhD student Stockholm University
I study the dynamic and functionality of symbiotic gut bacteria in zooplankton. Bacteria-zooplankton associations are assumed to have critical ecological functions. However, the mechanisms affecting bacteria and zooplankton interactions are not well described. My PhD program aims to use molecular technics to describe the composition and dynamics of gut symbiotic bacteria and their coupling with zooplankton hosts.
Kinlan Jan, PhD student Stockholm University
My project aims to give a better description of the plankton-fish link using novel molecular tools. Planktivorous fish are key components of the pelagic food web as they support upper trophic levels, such as commercially important fish, and indirectly control algal growth by feeding on zooplankton. In this project, DNA metabarcoding on low levels of dietary DNA (dDNA) and modeling will be used to investigate the full prey spectrum of planktivorous fish. The outcome will provide a better understanding on the plankton-fish interactions and help predict the variation of energy flow from primary producer to fish under different scenarios.
Neea Hanström, PhD student Stockholm University
The goal of my PhD thesis is to determine drivers and functions of dinoflagellate parasites in plankton food webs. Parasitic symbionts contribute to the carbon flows in the marine food webs but the extent of the effects they have on the plankton community is still largely unknown. I use DNA metabarcoding and microscopy from field collected samples across the Baltic Sea environmental gradient, to gain better understanding on how parasitic dinoflagellates and zooplankton interact with each other, and what impacts they might have on the marine carbon cycling and energy transfer in the marine food webs.
Dany Rejas, PhD, Stockholm University
Noemi Merz, MS.c. student, Stockholm University
Per Hedberg, Ph.D. student, Stockholm University
Andreas Novotny, Ph.D. student, Stockholm University
Konrad Karlsson, Ph.D. student, Stockholm University
Alfred Burian, Ph.D. student, Stockholm University
Jens Nielsen, Ph.D. student, Stockholm University
Rafael Bermudez, Ph.D. student, Kiel University
Current position: Lecturer at Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, Ecuador
Postdocs and Researchers
Dr. Sara Zamora, Postdoc, Stockholm University
Dr. David Costalago, Postdoc, Stockholm University
Current position: Researcher, University of British Columbia
Dr. Jennifer R. Griffiths, Postdoc, Stockholm University
Current position: Technical Lead, Habitat Strategic Initiative at Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, USA
Dr. Pavel Kratina, Postdoc, UC Davis
Current position: ecturer at Queen Mary University of London
Dr. Andrea Downing, Postdoc, Stockholm University
Current position: postdoc at the Stockholm Resilience Center, SU
Dr. Olle Hjerne, Researcher, Stockholm University
Current position: Researcher at Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB
Amalia McAllister, MS.c. student, Stockholm University: Genetic seascape of fish in the western Indian Ocean
Leo Näsström, MS.c. student, Stockholm University: Connectivity of the marbled parrot fish in the western Indian Ocean
Emelie Bergmann, MS.c. student, Stockholm University: Dynamics of planktivorous fish food webs
Josefine Schmidt, MS.c. student, Stockholm University: Effects of marine heatwaves on plankton dynamcics
Rebecca Schröter, MS.c. student, Stockholm University: Uptake efficiency of cyanobacteria by zooplankton
Kinlan Jan, MS.c. student, Stockholm University: Copepod feeding preferences along the Baltic Sea environmental gradients:An assessment of zooplankton interactions using DNA metabarcoding
Vivien Holub, MS.c. student, Stockholm University: Connectivity through larval dispersal in Kenya and Tanzania: A hydrodynamic connectivity model of marine protected areas
Calum Young, MS.c. student, Stockholm University: Examination of plankton communities, invaders and harmful algal species within mangrove areas of the Galápagos Islands using eDNA metabarcoding
Stefan Eiler, MS.c. student, Stockholm University: Planktonic crustacean communities in the Galapagos Archipelago: Spatio-temporal changes and consequences for ecosystem production
Elina Viinamäki, MS.c. student, Stockholm University: A genetic study of fish larvae in coastal East Africa
Per Hedberg, MS.c. student, Stockholm University: Linkages of fish recruitment to habitat production in coastal East Africa
Lia Simona Puiac, MS.c. student, Stockholm University: Adaptive potential of copepods to climate change: the role of phenotypic plasticity and genetic variation
Stéphane Karasiewicz, MS.c. student, Stockholm University: The effect of temperature on predator-prey interactions and growth fitness
Matteo Fusilli, MS.c. student, Stockholm University: Using DNA barcoding to detect feeding preference of copepods
Alexander Raschke, MS.c. student, Geomar, Kiel, Germany