Physiological experiments on thermal limits for mechanistic niche modelling

Type: 
Internship position (12 ECTS)
programme: 
EMBC+
Studying physiological thermal limits of marine species is crucial to assess their response and vulnerability to future climate change. In the marine realm, seagrasses and seaweeds can be excellent model species to study possible acclimation processes because of their sessility. During the internship, the student will develop experimental work to test tolerance and capacity to heat acclimation. The research involves mainly conducting physiological measurements and experiments to determine the thermal limits needed for modelling the fundamental niche. Some field work in the south of Portugal will also be needed.
Number of students: 
2
academic year: 
2016-2017
Contact person email: 
contact person first name: 
Rosa M.
contact person last name: 
Chefaoui
Other people involved: 
Aschwin Engelen and Gareth Pearson
Reference Number: RP-48571