In January we had an exciting kickoff-meeting of our new collaborative project LakeMix in Greifswald – Mia, thanks for hosting us so nicely! Together with Mia Bentsson (Univ Greifwald) and colleagues at IGB (Stella Berger, Jens Nejstgaard, Hans Peter Grossart), we aim to characterize the impact of mixotrophic flagellates on the microbial food web in lakes. Lab experiments involving chemostat experiments will take place in Lunz, in collaboration with Robert Fischer. Molecular analyses and field work will take place in Greifswald and at the Lake Lab in Neuglobsow.
Chrysophytes by Robert Fischer, inspired by images from Tikkanen & Willén 1992