Programme for the promotion of excellent early career researchers (University Duisburg-Essen) – Vergleich der Effektivität von Metabarcoding-Markern von Diatomeen in temporären Flüssen/ Comparative effectiveness of diatom metabarcoding markers in temporary rivers.
Start 2022 – 2022 Example of a karstic dry river at a temperate climate. Menne in the vecinity of Paderborn (Germany).

CRC 1439 – RESIST – Multilevel response to stressor increase and release in stream ecosystems. Collaboration with the Phycology research group (University Duisburg-Essen)
Start 2021 Steinbach upstream

CHALLENGE – Human pressures and natural hazards: Challanges for the Antarctic marine benthos. Collaboration with Conxita’s lab (University of Barcelona).
Start 2020 – 2023

Benthic freshwater diatoms from karstic temporary streams.
Start 2020 –

Menne river in perennial section
Menne river in perennial section

Epiphytic diatoms of Antarctic islands (South Shetland Islands).
Start 2019 – 2020

Cocconeis californica var. kerguelensis

Benthic freshwater diatoms from IRES Mediterranean streams in the Iberian Peninsula. Collaboration with FEHM research group (University of Barcelona).
Start 2017 –

Benthic freshwater diatoms from the Llobregat river – comparing diatom communities in oligotrophic, eutrophic and polyhaline habitats.
Start 2016 – 2018

Llobregat sampling spots at the Gavarra stream (eutrophic), Llobregat headwaters (oligotrophic) and salada stream (saline). Experimental design with sample exchange.

Benthic freshwater diatoms from the Ebro River basin. Studying changes in diatom composition, functional traits and morphology of diatoms in the river catchment from 2002 – 2013.
Start 2013 – 2018