Dr. Mathias Wegner
AG Community & Evolutionary Ecology, PACES WP2.3 'Evolution and Adaptation', Molecular Biology labs Sylt; 'Coastal Ecology' vice section head
Global change and evolutionary genetics of pathogen resistance in coastal ecosystems
How global change and increasing physical stress interact with emerging marine diseases is largely unexplored in coastal ecosystems. Evolutionary consequences for such altered interactions between hosts and bacterial pathogens are even less known. I focus on ubiquitous bacterial pathogens (genus Vibrio) and invasive parasites (Mytilicola sp.) within the Wadden sea ecosystem and model host species ,i.e. Pacific oysters, blue mussels and marine sticklebacks to explore the evolutionary trajectories of both hosts and parasites.
PACES II 2: Fragile coasts and shelf sea
PACES II 2.2: Species interactions in changing and exploited coastal seas
PACES II 2.3: Evolution and adaptation to climate change and anthropogenic stress in coastal and shelf systems