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
Santa Daphnia by Claudia :o)
Thank you, Marina!
…employing multivariate stats for assessing multifunctionality in the Jena Experiment – thanks to Sebastian for pushing this through!
Alex Marki from the GEOMAR in Kiel is visiting our lab until march, together with her cyano ‘buddies’. Alex will do chemostat experiments together with Robert Fischer, employing the EFB method. Seems Cyanothece & Trichodesmium enjoy their new environment, as does Alex 🙂
We had a productive first meeting of our working group at the sDiv in Leipzig. Thanks to our hosts in Leipzig and to all group members for an exciting week! Loads of work ahead…;-)
zs & rpt
Tom Pinceel from the lab of Luc Brendonck (KU Leuven) visited our lab last week. He gave a talk on climate change and temporary waters as part of the WasserCluster seminar series, and then we had some time for exciting discussions to catch up with ongoing research in both labs.
Lilian-Lee Müller-Fischer has just started as a technical assistant in our lab.
Navid Pormehr is a PhD student from the Laboratory of Aquaculture & Artemia Reference Center (ARC) of Ghent University (Belgium). He will spend three months with us, working mostly with Dunja and Zsófi on the feeding ecology of Branchinecta orientalis.