Laboratory for Evolutionary Ecology (LEE)

Laboratory for Evolutionary Ecology (LEE)

... understanding species-ecosystem interactions.

Martin Pfannkuchen

Head

Dr. rer. nat. Martin Andreas Pfannkuchen

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Evolutionary Ecology

We employ an interdisciplinary approach towards understanding the role of marine organisms in their respective environment. We try to apply an evolutionary perspective on ecosystem analysis which allows us to understand and predict biome responses to environmental forcings. We are currently recruiting our model organisms  for experimental research from the northern Adriatic phytoplankton.

Ecosystem monitoring

We are currently focussing in

  1. Biodiversity measures for planktonic environments.
  2. Marine litter and especially marine plastic debris
  3. European legislation, regulations and protocols for marine ecosystem surveillance and management.

Daniela Marić Pfannkuchen
PhD

Higher research assistant
+385 52 804 760
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Martin Andreas Pfannkuchen
Dr. rer. nat.

Viši znanstveni suradnik
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Mirta Smodlaka Tanković
PhD

Postdoc
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Nataša Kužat

+385 52 804 724
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DNAqua-Net

EU COST Action CA15219 on “Developing new genetic tools for bioassessment of aquatic ecosystems in Europe” – or DNAqua-Net

The network action DNAqua-Net aims at connecting expertise and stakeholders around the topic of DNA-based environmental monitoring. The network is coordinated at the University Duisburg-Essen.

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Microplastics in coastal waters of the northern Adriatic

Microplastics in coastal waters of the northern Adriatic

Glavni istraživač / voditelj: Mirta Smodlaka Tanković

Investigating the spatio-temporal distribution and environmental impact of microplastics in coastal waters of the northern Adriatic.

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