Justin won 3rd place for the movie and the booklet about his professional practice experience in Tvärminne. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
(the movie is available on YouTube and on our website)
UH students just finished their Experimental Aquatic Research Course in Tvärminne. They performed four experiments on the impact of DOC and nutrient additions on phytoplankton and zooplankton and on the role of benthic macroinvertabrates in the transport of plastic in the sediments.
…and for the final dinner, they served a seaweed pasta with Fucus from the shore 🙂
That’s the spirit! Great group!
Aleksandra took part in the workshop on Global Change and Biodiversity in beautiful Monte Veritá. Great speakers, fantastic atmosphere and inspiring discussions on the future of biodiversity research.
Our 6th GEISHA meeting in a new CESAB headquarter in Montpellier was focused on finalising publications. It was our last official meeting, but we will continue working on the effects of storms on phytoplankton communities in lakes. Details and updates here
Justin Tierney has joined us for the summer to learn more about phytoplankton experimental setup and design as part of his IMBRSea masters program. During his time here Justin will assist the pelagic biodiversity team in the collection of samples and data across a wide range of projects.
Diatoms are blooming! The winter is officially over!
Iris is starting his field campaign with Matias Scheinin & Anna-Karin Almén. They are using an onboard flow-through system to follow a spatio-temporal dynamic of phytoplankton and their environmental drivers in Raseborg and Hanko Archipelagos.
Clio is preparing to her challenging mesocosm experiment with salinity gradient sampling plankton from a freshwater reservoir that was cut off from the sea 50 years ago.
Tvärminne Zoological Station is a part of the AQUACOSM EU network of mesocosms facilities for research on marine and freshwater ecosystems open for global collaboration. End of March Aleksandra joined the station director, Joanna Norkko at the annual AQUACOSM meeting in Evora, Portugal.
This summer we will host two international research groups running experiments with marine plankton, for which we are preparing outdoor mesocosm facilities on the swimming platform. Stay tuned!