SNIC
SUPR
SNIC SUPR
Microbial metacommunities
Dnr:

SNIC 2017/7-322

Type:

SNAC Small

Principal Investigator:

Silke Langenheder

Affiliation:

Uppsala universitet

Start Date:

2017-12-20

End Date:

2019-04-01

Primary Classification:

10611: Ecology

Webpage:

Allocation

Abstract

The research in our groups has the aim to study (1) community assembly processes in microbial communities in space and time, (2) the role of dispersal of terrestrial microorganisms in freshwater ecosystems and (3) the ecological stability of microbial communities, i.e. their response to disturbances and environmental change. Our work focuses on eDNA barcoding of bacterial communities (16S rRNA sequences) and microbial eukaryotes (18S rRNA), but also involves metronome and metatranscriptome sequencing with the focus on understanding stress responses of microbial communities as well as processes that are involved in the the degradation of organic matter in aquatic ecosystems.