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May to September
Tvärminne Zoological Station
University of Helsinki
Tel +358 (0)19 280 175
Fax +358 (0)19 280 122
Since the late 90s, research on the Daphnia metacommunity on the skerry islands of the Tvärminne archipelago (Southern Finland) has been focussing on population dynamics and the interplay with parasites, inbreeding depression and local adaptation. Most experimental studies examining these factors attempted to shed light on the intraspecific (i.e. inter-clonal) variation of single Daphnia species.
In my PhD, I will shift the view from the species to the community level and try to disentangle the factors that influence interspecific competition between the locally co-occurring species Daphnia longispina and D. magna. The main experiments focus on the question how the microsporidian parasite Octosporea bayeri might mediate interspecific competition.
I'm an advocate of free software ("free" as in "free speech", not as in "free beer"), associate member of the Free Software Foundation and a passionate user of the GNU/Linux operating system.
|2004||Diploma in Biology (Plant Ecology) at the University of Basel|
|2005 - present||PhD student at the University of Basel|