Projects supported by the RTG (funded by the DFG)

 

Thesis topic

supervisors

external committee member

A1

A paleolimno-metagenomic exploration of Lake Constance sediments: ancient DNA records of environmental change

Meyer,

Schink

Prof. Antje Schwalb, Braunschweig

A2

Analysis of dynamics and interactions within planktonic microbial communities in Lake Constance by next-generation sequencing

Schleheck

Kroth

Prof. Jakob Pernthaler, Zurich

A3

Genomics of local adaptation and hybridization in Daphnia in response to the trophic status of Lake Constance

Meyer

PD Dr. Piet Spaak, Dübendorf

Dr. Markus Möst, Innsbruck

A4

Spatiotemporal changes in phytoplankton and macrophyte distribution and community structure along trophic gradients

Hofmann,

Peeters

Dr. Orlane Anneville, Thonon-les-Bains

Prof. David Hamilton, Brisbane

A5

Drivers of long-term population dynamics of plant species along the shore of Lake Constance

van Kleunen

Prof. Markus Fischer, Bern

B1

Modelling the implications of changes in abiotic conditions for the plankton dynamics in seasonally stratified lakes

Peeters,

Rothhaupt

Prof. Sebastian Diehl, Umea

B2

Life history responses to changes in food quality within Daphnia populations

Martin-Creuzburg

Prof. Dieter Ebert, Basel

B3

The role of copepod species change for food-web functioning and ecosystem reversibility

Rothhaupt

Prof. Rita Adrian IGB, Berlin

B4

Biofilms, a lifestyle that defies changes?

Kroth,

Spiteller

Prof. Graham Underwood, Exeter

C1

Dynamics of two-step versus three-step degradation strategies in methanogenic communities under conditions of changing substrate supply

Müller,

Schink

Dr. Caroline Plugge, Wageningen, NL

C2

Dynamics of „dark“ primary production in a changing lake environment – the role of nitrifying microorganisms

Pester, 

Schink

Prof. Holger Daims, Wien

C3

Spatial and temporal patterns of isotopic signatures in lake food webs

Yohannes,

Rothhaupt

Dr. Marie-Elodie Perga, Thonon-les-Bains

 

C4

The role of mixotrophs for carbon flow dynamics and nutrient regeneration

Rothhaupt, Kroth, Martin-Creuzburg, Schleheck

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Berninger, Salzburg


Projects with external funding

Thesis topicsupervisorexternal committee member
E1   Resilience of litoral food webs to oligo-   trophication and neozoa invasions                                            Rothhaupt,                   Strailetba
E2 Resilience of whitefish population dynamics in response to oligotrophicationStrailePD. Dr. Alexander
Brinker, Fisheries
Research Station of Baden-Württemberg