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Mariano Santoro

Mariano Santoro
Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research
Seestrasse 15
D-18119 Rostock
+49 381 5197249
+49 381 5197 440

My PhD project is carried out within the doctoral school of Leibniz Science Campus Phosphorus Research Rostock (CyanoBloom P.IV.III). I aim to understand which role is played by inorganic phosphate in the development of cyanobacterial summer blooms in the Southern Baltic Sea. For this purpose, I focus my work on the species Nodularia spumigena by cultivating it for laboratory experiments and by sampling it during its summer blooming events. The study at the cellular level and the use of cutting-edge instruments for environmental sampling will help to get more insights on how the cyanobacterial community dynamics are regulated by this essential nutrient in the study area.

My Working Group: Environmental Microbiology