Project

Meta community ecology of aquatic microbic communities along strong ecological gradients

Duration
01 January 2010 → 31 December 2015
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
    • Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution
Keywords
metacommunity processes shallow lakes microbial ecology
 
Project description

In this project we investigate the processes influencing the metacommunity structure of microbial communities, using a combination of field and laboratory experiments. Both biofilm-associated as free-living planktonic communities are studied in shallow lakes, which serve as model habitats.