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FunPhy: Aquatic fungi — cryptic perturbation of phytoplankton growth, recycling and sedimentation—

Duration:
01.08.2020 - 31.07.2023
Project manager:
Isabell Klawonn
Funding:
DFG - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
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The Emmy Noether Junior Research Group will elucidate the functional and quantitative role of parasitic fungi on phytoplankton blooms and element cycling in brackish and marine waters. Our comprehensive approach will include experimental work on phytoplankton–fungi co-cultures as well as field-sampled plankton communities, spanning from single-cell up to mesoscale-scale flux measurements across the water column.