Master thesis: How will global changes impact planktonic food webs?

Alfred Wegener Institute
December 03, 2022
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Master thesis: How will global changes impact planktonic food webs?

Background In the division "Biosciences", section “Shelf Seas Systems Ecology” (Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) we are looking for a Master student (Biology/Ecology/Physiology).

How will global changes impact planktonic food webs?

Global change places organisms under enormous pressure by radically changing the environment in which they live. Despite this threat, our understanding of the consequences of global change is incomplete since most studies to date have focused on single stressors.

Tasks This project will realistically assess the impact of simultaneous changes in temperature, pH, nutrients, and salinity on planktonic organisms and will provide a robust evaluation of how planktonic organisms are and will be affected by abiotic changes. To do so, the candidate will study the interactions between phytoplankton, microzooplankton, and mesozooplankton by conducting multifactorial laboratory experiments.


Further Information The place of employment will be Helgoland.

Start: as soon as possible

You are interested? Then please send us your application with Cover letter an CV (with all documents merged into one PDF file) by e-mail to: Dr. Cédric Meunier (

For further information please contact Dr. Cédric Meunier (

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