The research in Marianne Ellegaard´s group builds on >20 years’ experience on diatoms, dinoflagellates and other microalgae, often in multidisciplinary settings in collaboration with geologists, geographers & engineers and encompasses a number of applied and basic questions in biology using unicellular aquatic organisms as model species.
We work on the diversity phytoplankton from ecological and evolutionary angles and as a source of novel resources for industry and society.
- Characterizing the role of diatom silica wall of diatoms for photosynthesis and potential industrial applications
- Exploring the role of life stages and sexual reproduction in long term survival and evolution unicellular photosynthetic organisms
- Testing effects of climate change on global distribution patterns of phytoplankton organisms
- Long term studies of population genetics using revived populations from dated sediment cores
- Testing the use of marine carbohydrates as palaeo-ecological proxies
Are you interested in doing a project, you can read more about your options in the project database
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences have various bachelor and master programs.
Partners and networks
- Professor Anna Godhe, University of Gothenburg; resurrection ecology and genomics of diatoms
- Anke Kremp, Environmental survey of Finland
- Till Czypionka, University of Leuven (Belgien), zooplankton genomics and adaptation
- Terence McGenity, University of Essex, Bacterial palaeogenomics
- Professor Martha Clokie, University of Leichester, viruses
- Sofia Ribeiro, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
- Professor John Anderson, University of Loughborough, palaeolimnology
Network on the use of resurrection studies in climate research: