In a cooperation with the group by Thorsten Dittmar we analyse the fate of dissolved organic matter in the oceans.
In this project, at the borderline between theoretical ecology, mathematical modeling, and marine geochemistry, we aim to identify the mechanisms controlling the molecular structure and spatio-temporal dynamics of dissolved organic matter (DOM) in the ocean. To achieve this we model the complex network of interactions between highly diverse microbial communities and organic molecules. Upscaling model results to a global scale will allow to predict chemical and ecological turnover rates in a changing ocean.
This part of two collaborative projects, both funded by the Lower Saxony Ministry for Science and Culture:
- Global Carbon Cycling and Complex Molecular Patterns in Aquatic Systems: Integrated Analyses Powered by Semantic Data Management.
- Movement Ecology
- Long-term stability of marine dissolved organic carbon emerges from a neutral network of compounds and microbes
- New Publication: Shape matters: cell geometry determines phytoplankton diversity
- Modeling community assembly on growing habitat islands: a case study on trees and their vascular epiphyte communities
- Resource competition and species coexistence in a two-patch metaecosystem model