Project

Macroalgae-microbiome interactions: testing the holobiont concept in a changing environment.

Duration
01 October 2019 → 01 November 2019
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Ecophysiology and ecomorphology
    • Marine ecology
    • Microbiomes
Keywords
Holobiont macroalgae climate change
 
Project description

In this study, in a series of field and laboratory experiments, we investigate the role of microbes in the reaction of the seaweed Ulva to climate change. By using axenic hosts (sterile seaweed lacking microbes) and the holobiont (seaweeds plus their microbes), we attempt to establish causal relations, as well as testing if the same mechanisms apply to natural systems.