Why do toxic cyanobacteria bloom? A gene to ecosystem approach
About the project
Our goal is to understand the ecological and evolutionary mechanisms triggering cyanoHABs within a lake ecosystem and its food-web, and develop predictive models of these events. We are addressing the potential hypotheses about the mechanisms triggering cyanoHABs with a holistic approach: Collecting information from genes and metabolites to population, community and ecosystem dynamics, and integrating all of this information into theoretical mechanistic models of cyanoHABs. Our interdisciplinary approach has high potential to provide robust inference through the application of joint empirical approaches (monitoring, controlled experiments), data assimilation and theory, which assure inference of mechanisms and accelerate progress compared to purely disciplinary studies.
- Growing biofilm in GreifenseeXuejian installed two cages with glass slides at the monitoring platform in Greifensee. The cages are deployed underwater near the surface and are used to grow natural biofilms on glass slides. After 4 to 6 weeks’ growing, he will harvestContinue reading “Growing biofilm in Greifensee”
- CyanoBloom @ ICTC 12Last week, CyanoBloom was at the 12th International Conference on Toxic Cyanobacteria in Toledo, Ohio. We were able to present our exciting research project, our ideas and visions. Our team was represented by Francesco, Lilli, Pinelopi and Agustina who heldContinue reading “CyanoBloom @ ICTC 12”