CliSAP successfully finished in 2018. Climate research continues in the Cluster of Excellence "CLICCS".
Jana Hinners

Dr. Jana Hinners

(external funding)


Universität Hamburg, Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN)
Institute of Hydrobiology and Fisheries Science (IHF)
Große Elbstraße 133
22767 Hamburg

+49 40 42838 6651

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Thesis subjects

Consequences of alterable phytoplankton traits for ecosystem dynamics in a changing environment

Research interests

I am interested in the ecological alterations of phytoplankton due to changing environmental conditions. These alterations include phytoplankton life cycle dynamics, abundance, and interaction changes. In order to investigate these aspects I combine both experiments and modeling. My aim is to find out if phytoplankton already adapted to changing climatic conditions. If so, I want to investigate which effects evolutionary adaptation could have on ecosystem dynamics in the future.