Peter Hofmann Portrait



Department for Environmental Microbiology
WG Microbial Interaction Ecology
Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research
Permoserstraße 18
04318 Leipzig



twitter: @Ecogradients


phone: +49 341 235-1376

I investigate functional traits as mechanistic predictors for resilience processes in simple ecological communities along environmental gradients. Experimental microcosms with different phytoplankton organisms offer the unique opportunity to capture the dynamics of a community for several generations in short term experiments.

The focus of my analysis is mainly set on data from flowcytometry, which can yield insight into the variability of physiological and morphological traits, as well as help to track the diverse interactions within a community. 

since September 2016 PhD student at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ Leipzig, Departments Environmental Microbiology & Physiological Diversity
2013 - 2015 Master of Science (Marine Biodiversity and Conservation EMBC+)
Universidade do Algarve, Faro, Portugal & Université Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France
Master's Thesis:
A quantitative model of chemosynthetic growth of Riftia pachyptila controlled by variable in situ physicochemical conditions

at the Observatoire océanologique, France supervised by Nadine Le Bris
2010 - 2013 Bachelor of Science (Biology)
University Bremen

Thesis topic:
Application of a fish swarm model to analyze effects of self-organization

at the Leibniz-Centre for Tropical Marine Research, ZMT Bremen supervised by Hauke Reuter & Martin Diekmann

Biodiversity provisioning resilience along environmental gradients


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