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 are seeking a highly motivated student to pursue her/his PhD studies within the research project “Is Bythotrephes not invasive at home due to prey adaptations?”, funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).
The focus of the PhD thesis will be in developing and application of molecular gut analyses of Bythotrephes in a close cooperation with prof. Marc E. Frischer (Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, University of Georgia, USA) . The student is also expected to participate in field and experimental work. The qualified candidate must hold a MSc. degree in ecology, limnology and/or related fields. Practical experience with molecular methods in ecology will be of advantage. Strong motivation, flexibility and capacity of independent work are important qualities. Salary will follow FWF rules.
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.
We are looking for a highly motivated MA with a background in molecular methods and/or aquatic microbial ecology, to do a PhD in collaboration with Mia M. Bengtsson (University of Greifswald, DE) and Stella Berger (IGB Stechlin, DE) on mixotrophic bacterivorous protists. The position is available within the DFG/FWF jointly funded project LakeMix.
The position is to be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found.
Starting date is January 2018.
Interested candidates should contact Robert Ptacnik by email at robert.ptacnik(at)wcl.ac.at