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Ongoing projects

Multilevel assessment of microplastics and associated pollutants in the Baltic Sea
MicroCatch_Balt (PI)
Analysing Microplastics Sinks and Sources from a typical Catchment area to the open Baltic

Environmental change affecting COastal ecosystems of tropical China during the Anthropocene: Landward vs. OCeanic influence

AFISmon (Coordinator, PI)
Development of an autonomous multisampler system for the monitoring of biogeochemical processes

Biological lenses using gene prints
WP6 BCC development and evaluation (standardization, communication)

MikrOMIK (Coordinator, PI)
Microplastic as vector for microbial populations in the ecosystem of the Baltic Sea (Leibniz-Society)

Biological Impact of Ocean Acidification (BMBF)

Microbial diversity and function within the salinity gradient of the Baltic Sea (DFG)

Finished projects

Aerobic Anoxygenic Phototrophs
Abundance and distribution of aerobic photoheterotrophic bacteria in the Baltic Sea (DFG)

Autochthonous Phage-host systems
Autochthonous phage-host systems in different aquatic habitats (IB des BMBF)

Biological Impact of Ocean Acidification (BMBF)

Distribution and activity of chemolithoautotrophic microorganisms at Baltic pelagic redoxclines (DFG)

Microbial Interactions in Marine Systems (BMBF)

Phage host systems
Phage host systems of marine bacteria (Vibrio species) and its application (IB des BMB)

RNA expressionen of aquatic communities (WGL-PAKT)

Redox gradients
Studies of microbial communities in different redox gradients (IB des BMBF)