Fungal Ecology and Microbial Plankton

Our lab studies the microbial life in brackish and marine habitats, with a main focus on aquatic fungi
We are interested in the linkage between microbial activities and biogeochemical cycles in the water column. Our observational and experimental approach spans from microscopic, single-cell analyses up to flux measurements on ecosystem scales. The ultimate goal is to link microbial identity with their activity and function in the pelagic zone.

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Isabell Klawonn, Ph.D.

Junior Research Group Leader


Biological Oceanography

Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Warnemuende (IOW)

Seestrasse 15

18119 Rostock, Germany

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Our current research is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG Emmy Noether Program) and additionally supported by the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research (IOW).