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Our research aims at identifying the physiological bottlenecks in the life cycles of pelagic key species to investigate their performance- and adaptation capability with regards to (anthropogenic) environmental change and to understand the role of these species in biogeochemical cycles.

By accumulating physiological and genetic data from animals in the field and from those that were exposed to various stressors in the laboratory, principles can be identified that reveal the flexibility of pelagic key species in dealing with environmental change. Generated data are used for model studies which enable us to predict population dynamics in relation to future environmental scenarios and the subsequent consequences for the ecosystem.

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