Teaching activities and BSc + MSc themes in the Animal Ecology Group

Link to MOODLE with CLOSER INFORMATION about current teaching activities and potential themes for BSc + MSc theses, and focused resarch internships (see below) in the Animal Ecology Group: Link to MOODLE

Link zu MOODLE mit näheren Informationen über aktuelle Lehrtätigkeiten und mögliche Themen für BSc- und MSc-Abschlussarbeiten sowie gezielte Forschungspraktika (siehe unten) in der Gruppe Tierökologie: Link to MOODLE

zu folgenden Forschungspraktika:
BSc. Biol.: Projektpraktikum VF6

BSc. LaÖk W10 Forschungspraktikum

MSc. Biodiv., Ecol.&Evolution-Module-B3

mit folgenden Themen für Praktika und Abschlussarbeiten:

In our working group, we currently offer the following Bachelor and Master theses...

Studies with field work (April-October), preferably BSc students:

  1. Assessment of diversity of aquatic invertebrates in water bodies around Greifswald
  2. Examination of changes in community composition in the river Ryck along the salinity gradient 
  3. Studying predator-induced defenses in water fleas against invertebrate predators in water bodies around Greifswald
  4. Studying spatio-temporal occurrence of mysids (opossum shrimps) in Greifswalder Bodden (Dänische Wiek) and in the river Ryck. 

Bachelor students who are interested in field studies should contact us latest in March, as field studies will generally start in April/May.

Studies in the laboratory (possible year-round), BSc and Master students:

  1. Adaptation of water fleas (Daphnia), rotifers or mysids (Baltic Sea opossum shrimps) to changing environmental conditions (e.g. temperature, salinity, nurtients, food, ...)
  2. Effects of changes in natural light spectrum and/or artificial light at night (ALAN) on phytoplankton communities and/or zooplankton
  3. Consequences of nutrient limitation in primary producers for the growth of herbivorous consumers
  4. Predator-prey interactions: investigating the evolutionary ecology of animal defenses
  5. Influence of fluctuations in light intensity and spectrum on phytoplankton.
  6. You are what you eat? What influence do different food qualities have on the population growth of rotifers? Are forage qualities transferred from phytoplankton species to rotifers?

Please contact Prof. Alexander Wacker or Dr. Erik Sperfeld if you are interested or if you would like to get more information about the projects.


Theoretical work:

  1. On the effect of (epi)genetic regulations on phenotypic responses. A theoretical simulation model.
    Time: flexible, Contact: Daniel Romero Mujalli, daniel.mujalli@uni-greifswald.de,
    find closer information on the >>MOODLE-LINK<<