CV / Scientific Career
My work focusses on the microbial community composition and interactions between bacteria, micro-eukaryotes and fungi in high mountain lake ecosystems. Correlations between the environmental microbiome characteristics and the presence of emerging amphibian pathogens (Ranavirus and the fungus Batrachochytrium dentrobatitis, primarily responsible for the worldwide decline of amphibian populations), are expected and will be studied in relation to aspects of environmental change, biotic and abiotic factors. The overall aim of the P3-project "People, Pollution, Pathogens" is to establish mountains as sentinels of change. Here you find the Project-webpage including a blog: https://www.p3mountains.org/
Thuille A., Laufer J., Höhl C., Gleixner G.: Carbon quality affects the
nitrogen partitioning between plants and soil microorganisms.
Soil Biology and Biochemistry, Vol. 81, Feb. 2015, S. 266-274.