Project

Energy transfer at the basis of marine food webs in a changing world

Duration
01 January 2016 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
    • Animal biology
    • Biochemistry and metabolism
    • Systems biology
    • Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
Keywords
fatty acid metabolism Marine food webs global change primary consumers
 
Project description

To understand the impact of global change on the overall functioning of marine ecosystems, this research aims to analyse the transfer of essential compounds between food and first-level consumers at the basis of marine food webs. Lab feeding experiments, fatty acid profiling, transcriptomics and food web modelling will allow to analyse the mechanisms at the molecular, individual and community level.