Uppsala University

Dr. Eva Lindström’s Network

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Dr. Eva Lindström


The biodiversity of bacteria is unusual, a fact that has been shown recently with the evolution of new genetic methods. We now know that the composition of bacterial communities varies over time and space, but we do not know why or if this has any bearing on the role of bacteria in ecosystems. In other words, we lack basic knowledge about bacterial ecology, and we do not know if they are fundamentally different from other organisms. I want to find out!

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Theresa Lumpi, PhD Student

During my PhD studies I am looking into priority effects in natural lake bacterial communities. Priority effects can have varying influence on bacterial community assembly and I am especially interested in the ecological context (bottom-up/top-down effects) as an underlying driver. Further, I am interested in the dominance of certain bacterial taxa in freshwater ecosystems and whether arrival timing and priority effects play a role for these successful monopolizers.

Since October 2016: postgraduate studies in Microbial Ecology, Limnology group in the Department of Ecology and Genetics, Uppsala University, Uppsala

Main supervisor: Eva Lindström

Co-supervisors: Silke Langenheder, Stefan Bertilsson 

M.Sc. Ecology and Ecosystem, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Master’s thesis in Lunz am See, Austria: The Role of Ecological Connectivity in Lake Bacterioplankton Communities

Supervisors: Robert Ptacnik, Mia Bengtsson 

B.Sc. Biology with specialization in Ecology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Key words: limnology ~ priority effects ~ microbial community assembly ~ monopolization

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