RTG Projects funded by the DFG

 

Thesis topic

Doctoral researcher

Supervisors External PAC members

A1

A metagenomic exploration of Lake Constance sediments: historical DNA records of environmental change

Anan Ibrahim

Meyer

Schleheck

Schink

Prof. Antje Schwalb,  Braunschweig

A2

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

Corentin Fournier

Schleheck

Kroth

Dr. Isabelle Domaizon, Thonon-les-Bais

 

A3

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

Jannik Beninde

Meyer

PD Dr. Piet Spaak, Dübendorf

Dr. Markus Möst, Innsbruck

A4

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

Irene Caramatti

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

Stefanie Höckendorff

van Kleunen

Prof. Markus Fischer, Bern

B1

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

Enzo Gronchi

Peeters,

Rothhaupt

Prof. Sebastian Diehl, Umea

B2

Life history responses to changes in food quality within Daphnia populations

Jana Jarczak

Martin-Creuzburg

Prof. Dieter Ebert, Basel

B3

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

Alessandra Kunzmann

Rothhaupt

Prof. Rita Adrian, Berlin

B4

Biofilms, a lifestyle that defies changes?

Adrien Lapointe

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

Fabian Gräßle

Müller,

Schink

Dr. Caroline Plugge, Wageningen

C2

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

Franziska Klotz

Pester, 

Schink

Prof. Holger Daims, Wien

C3

Spatial and temporal patterns of isotopic signatures in lake food webs

Desiree Helmer

Yohannes,

Rothhaupt

Dr. Arndt Schimmelmann, Indiana

 

C4

The role of mixotrophs for carbon flow dynamics and nutrient regeneration

Carsten Wunsch

Rothhaupt, Kroth, Martin-Creuzburg, Schleheck

Prof. Ulrike Berninger, Salzburg


RTG Projects with external funding

  Thesis topic doctoral researcher supervisor external committee member
E1   Resilience of litoral food webs to oligo-   trophication and neozoa invasions                                            Maike Sabel Rothhaupt,                   Straile Prof.  Erik Jeppesen, Aarhus University
E2 Resilience of whitefish population dynamics in response to oligotrophication Ziga Ogorelec Straile, Brinker, Behrmann-Godel Prof. Lars Rudstam, Cornell University
E3 Sticklebacks in Lake Constance Sarah Gugele Brinker Prof. Helge Balk, University of Oslo
E4 Spatiotemporal patterns of resilience and reversibility in relation to functional, taxonomic and phylogenetic diversity in plankton populations Yi Wang Epp, Schleheck Prof. Antje Schwalb, TU Braunschweig