The research theme Microbial Ecology focuses on interactions between microorganisms, between microorganisms and macro-organisms, and with their environment. It will focus on curiosity-driven as well as society-driven research. Key questions are:
- What is the influence of climate change on the structure and function of microbial communities in freshwater and marine habitats?
- What is the role of microorganisms living together with macro-organisms, such as sponges, corals and seagrasses?
- How can we use microbial diversity to mitigate pollution and keep aquatic habitats healthy?
Main fields of application include microbial removal of toxic compounds from aquatic habitats (e.g., heavy metals, pharmaceutical compounds, arsenic) and remediation of polluted environments (e.g. oil spills).
prof. dr. C.P.D. (Corina) Brussaard
C.P.D.Brussaard@uva.nl | T: 0205256021Go to detailpage
dr. H.G. (Harm) van der Geest
H.G.vanderGeest@uva.nl | T: 0205257721Go to detailpage
dr. ir. J.M. (Jasper) de Goeij
J.M.deGoeij@uva.nl | T: 0205258290Go to detailpage
prof. dr. J. (Jef) Huisman
J.Huisman@uva.nl | T: 0205257085Go to detailpage
prof. dr. G. (Gerard) Muijzer
G.Muijzer@uva.nl | T: 0205256948Go to detailpage
dr. P.M. (Petra) Visser
P.M.Visser@uva.nl | T: 0205257073Go to detailpage
dr. S. (Susanne) Wilken
S.Wilken@uva.nl |Go to detailpage