Susanne Wilken appointed as Assistant professor at IBED
Dr. Susanne Wilken accepted the Assistant Professorship job offer in the new department of Freshwater and Marine Science / Ecology at IBED. Susanne is currently a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) in California and the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC) in Barcelona. She will start her new position at IBED in April 2017. Susanne’s research focusses on the ecology and evolution of mixotrophic organisms that combine a photosynthetic lifestyle with a heterotrophic nutrition. Such a mixed nutrition is widespread among marine and freshwater phytoplankton, yet its implications for food web processes and biogeochemical cycles are poorly understood.