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Doctoral Students

The Department for Marine Sciences has doctoral students in the natural sciences with marine specialisation. The doctoral students are located at either Botan House in Gothenburg, Kristineberg Marine Research Station, or Tjärnö Marie Laboratory.

Marine Biology

Björn Anderssson

In my Ph.D. research, I study evolution of heavy metal tolerance in Baltic sea diatoms.
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Benedikt Brunner

PhD student with Lars Gamfeldt as supervisor.

Martin Eriksson

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Ellika Faust

I use genetic methods to try to understand and describe ecological and evolutionary processors in the ocean.
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Milad Pourdanandeh

I'm a PhD-student in marine chemical ecology within the Signals in the Sea research group, with Erik Selander as main supervisor. I'm interested in general zooplankton-phytoplankton interactions but I primarily study induced phytoplankton defencive traits when exposed to chemical cues from copepods.
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James Reeve

I am PhD-student in marine evolutionary biology. I'm studying inverted segments of the common periwinkle (Littorina saxatilis) genome, for their possible role in creating new species. My research involves field work, DNA analysis and theoretical simulations. Main supervisor is Kerstin Johannesson.
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Chloé Robert
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Marine Geology

Phoebe O'Brien

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Marine Sciences

Damboia Cossa

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Alex Cabral Dos Santos

I am interested in the biogeochemical processes of coastal and oceanic ecosystems and how they function under natural and anthropogenic conditions.
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Matthew Hargrave

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Youk Greeve

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Astrid Hylén

I am looking at the cycling of biogenic elements in the seafloor of brackish and marine settings.
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Alexandra Kinnby

Seaweeds – growth and biochemical composition.
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Victor Lobanov

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Adele Maciute

I am highly interested in the ecology of the most abundant, diverse and yet vastly understudied aquatic organisms collectively termed as meiofauna. Thus, the goal of my PhD project is to investigate and quantify the contribution of these ubiquitous organisms to marine sediment functioning, namely nutrient cycling and benthic metabolism.
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Matthew Pinder

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Nimal Sudhan Saravana Prabahar

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Kristoffer Stedt

In my PhD-thesis I am interested in optimizing land-based seaweed cultivations to produce seaweeds with high protein content and high biomass growth.
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Rickard Stenow

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Victor Lobanov

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Natural Sciences

James Hagan

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Kristie Rigby

My main research interest is to explore the chemical signalling between zooplankton and phytoplankton. PhD Student in the Signals in the Sea group.
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Oceanography

Romain Canelli

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Vilhelm Fagerström

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Birte Gülk

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Martin Mohmann

My main interests are upwelling processes in the ocean. Currently, I am researching the physical and biogeochemical processes and responses in the Weddell Sea Polynya.
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Isabelle Nunes Da Costa

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Hanna Rosenthal

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Preservation of Marine Cultural Heritage

Johanna Elam

Doctoral student in an interdisciplinary research project on identifying the extent to which wood pilings in Gothenburg’s clay soil may become infested by mould fungus and bacteria when the surrounding conditions change.
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