Systems Theory of Organic Matter and the Oceanic Microbiome

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Prof. Dr. Bernd Blasius

+49-(0)441-798-3997

+49-(0)441-798-3404

 https://staff.uol.de/bernd.blasius/


University of  Oldenburg, Campus Wechloy
Room: W15 2-237
Carl-von-Ossietzky-Straße 9-11
D-26111 Oldenburg

Systems Theory of Organic Matter and the Oceanic Microbiome

The base of the marine foodweb is formed by a microbial ecosystem. Organic matter, first built up by autotrophic primary producers is subsequently integrated into microzooplanktonic, microbial and viral predators, or excreted directly, forming the nutritional basis for a large diversity of bacterial and archaeal heterotrophs. We strive to gain a more detailed qualitative and quantitative understanding of the associated mechanisms by mathematical analysis and modeling of empirical data, adopting methods from network theory, non-linear dynamics, and statistical modeling.

(Changed: 21 Apr 2022)