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.
- Cyanobloom joining ASLO 2023A large part of the cyanobloom team will join ASLO 2023 in Palma de Mallorca. The conference will take place June 4 – June 9. Cyanobloom will host the session SS097 What Mechanisms Drive Toxic Algal Blooms? that will takeContinue reading “Cyanobloom joining ASLO 2023”
- 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”