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 subject

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.