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Doctoral student looks at seaweed.
Kristoffer Stedt is a PhD student in marine science and interested in optimizing land-based seaweed cultivations to produce seaweeds with high protein content.
Photo: Sophie Steinhagen

Our Doctoral Students

The Department for Marine Sciences has doctoral students in the natural sciences with marine specialisation. The doctoral students are located at either in Gothenburg, Kristineberg Center for Marine Research and Innovation, or Tjärnö Marine Laboratory.

Our Doctoral Students

Lara Beckmann

My work focuses on the ecology and reproduction of cold-water corals and sponges. I combine different morphological and molecular tools to get a comprehensive overview of reproductive strategies and life histories in selected coral and sponge species.
Supervisor: Rhian Waller
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Doris Björling

My PhD project, HYDROINS, funded by the Swedish Taxonomy Initiative (SLU), will bring attention to Hydrozoa through an inventory of Anthoathecata, one of two large orders in the class.
Supervisor: Thomas Dahlgren
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Benedikt Brunner

Supervisor: Lars Gamfeldt
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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.
Supervisor: Isaac Santos.
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Lok Shan Cheung

Supervisor: Stefano Bonaglia
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Johan Edholm

Doctoral student in the Polar Gliders research group.
Supervisor: Marcel du Plessis
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Vilhelm Fagerström

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Estel Font Félez
Supervisor: Bastien Queste
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Youk Greeve

Supervisor: Mats Lindegart.
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Birte Gülk

I am a doctoral student in physical oceanography with the focus on the formation of Maud Rise Polynyas. Polynyas are openings within the sea ice in the winter season.
Supervisor: Fabien Roquet
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Linnea Henriksson

My PhD project will focus on the coastal carbon cycle in European oceans. I will measure natural geochemical trace elements, contaminants, greenhouse gases, and carbon.
Supervisor: Isaac Santos
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Simon Henriksson

I'm part of a project that investigates reproductive isolation between different cod "ecotypes" - cod populations that are genetically adapted to different environments and life histories. Supervisor: Rebekah Oomen
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Luisa Kumpitsch

Supervisor: Erica Leder
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Nicolai Laufer

My Phd project aims to understand and quantify how marine microbes are affected by varying resource supply and temperature regimes and how microbial functioning impacts marine dissolved organic matter turnover. 
Supervisor: Carina Bunse
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Wilma Ljungberg

My PhD project aims to investigate how melting glaciers affect the marine carbonate system in the coastal ocean.
Supervisor: Isaac Santos
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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.
Supervisor: Stefano Bonaglia.
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Gabriella Malmqvist

Supervisor: Erica Leder
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Diego Moreno Moran

Supervisor: Rhian Waller
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Samuel Morsbach

Modelling states and impacts in marine ecosystems under climate change: supporting a sustainable blue economy through multi-sector governance.
Supervisor: Mats Lindegarth

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Phoebe O'Brien

Supervisor: Irina Polovodova Asteman.
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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.
Supervisor: Erik Selander.
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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.
Supervisor: Kerstin Johannesson.
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Stefanie Ries

In my research I will establish a baseline of the current genetic diversity, sexual reproduction, and connectivity of eelgrass meadows along the Swedish coast, especially in the Baltic Sea.
Supervisor: Marlene Jahnke.
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Chloé Robert

My PhD aims at increasing our knowledge of the Scandinavian stocks of the flat oyster (Ostrea edulis). This native European species has great commercial value and is essential to the marine ecosystem thanks to its denitrification and filtration roles.
Supervisor: Pierre de Wit.
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Nimal Sudhan Saravana Prabahar

Supervisor: Göran Broström.
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Johan Severinson

I work in the Zorro research group, investigating algal mats consisting of perennial algae, such as Fucus serratus and Furcellaria lumbricalis. My research will investigate the origin and connectivity of these mats using genetics and orthophotography, but also their ecology by compairing their associated fauna to that of attached algae and eelgrass.
Supervisor: Per Moksnes
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Cruise Speck

I work in a project funded by FORMAS to make an effort combining observations and experiments on ecological and genetic patterns in both natural and artificial habitats of the Blue mussel. The purpose is to contribute to a science-based management of the Swedish mussel population in a range of contexts, including monitoring and conservation of natural habitats, management of artificial structures related to recreational boating and sustainable development of marine aquaculture.
Supervisor: Mats Lindegart
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Aprajita Singh Tomer

Supervisor: Isaac Santos
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Theo Spira

Supervisor: Sebastiaan Swart
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Stina Wahlgren

Supervisor: Anna Wåhlin
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Yu Yan Yau

Supervisor: Isaac Santos.
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