biodiversity; metacommunities; evolution; ecosystem function; phytoplankton ecology; food webs; environmental change; ecology; microbial communities
Pomati F. B. Matthews O. Seehausen and B.W. Ibelings. (2017), Eutrophication and climate warming alter spatial (depth) co-occurence patterns of lake phytoplankton assemblages., in Hydrobiologia
, 787, 375-385.
Weber Marjorie (2017), Evolution in a community context: on integrating ecological interactions and macroevolution, in TREE
Sullam Karen (2017), The effect of top-predator presence and phenotype on aquatic microbial communities, in Ecology and Evolution
Lundsgaard-Hansen B. B. Matthews T. Aebischer O. Seehausen. (2017), The legacy of ecosystem effects caused by adaptive radiation., in Copeia
, 105(3), 550-557.
Horvath Z. C.F. Vad C. Preiler J. Birtel B. Matthews B. Ptacnikova and R. Ptacnik. (2017), Zooplankton communities and Bythotrephes longimanus in lakes of the montane region of the northern Alps., in Inland Waters
, 7, 1-13.
Matthews Blake (2016), Experimental evidence of an eco-evolutionary feedback during adaptive divergence, in Current Biology
, 26(4), 483-489.
Birtel Julia (2016), Grazers structure the bacterial and algal diversity of aquatic metacommunities, in ecology
, 97(12), 3472-3484.
Czekalski Nadine (2015), Does human activity impact the natural antibiotic resistance background? Abundance of antibiotic resistance genes in 21 Swiss lakes, in Environment International
, 81, 45-55.
Narwani Anita (2015), Using phylogenetics in community assembly and ecosystem functioning research, in Functional Ecology
, 29, 589-591.
Limberger Romana, Ecosystem flux and biotic modification as drivers of metaecosystem dynamics, in Ecology
B. Matthews R.J. Best P.G.D. Feulner A. Narwani and R. Limberger, Evolution as an ecosystem process: insights from genomics, in GENOME
Best R.J. Anaya-Rojas J.M. Leal M.C. Schmid D.W. Seehausen O. B. Matthews., Transgenerational selection driven by divergent ecological impacts of hybridizing lineages, in Nature Ecology and Evolution
, 1(11), 1757-1761.
The aim of this proposed research is to understand how ecological and evolutionary processes along with changes in environmental conditions jointly drive phytoplankton and bacteria community assembly in aquatic ecosystems. Our goal is to integrate recent research on eco-evolutionary dynamics and community assembly, in order to better understand how evolution affects community dynamics and ecosystem functioning. We propose to test how experimental manipulations of biotic and abiotic environmental conditions (e.g. resources, grazers, top predators) influence the spatial and temporal phylogenetic structure of phytoplankton and bacteria communities. This will reveal how environmental change and adaptive evolution of organisms at upper trophic levelscan jointly influence the community dynamics of organisms at lower trophic levels.