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First name:Jasmin
Last name:Seifried
Thesis Subject:
Diversity and dynamics of bacterial populations in marine bioaerosols
03/2011 - present
Ph.D. student
Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research
Department: Shelf Sea System Ecology
Microbiol Ecology
Thesis: Diversity and dynamics of bacterial populations in marine bioaerosols
10/2006 - 10/2009
Studies of Biology
Diploma at Goethe University, Frankfurt
Thesis: Genetische Diversität in beringischen und extraberingischen arktischen Populationen der Strauchflechte Cetraria aculeata
10/2004 - 09/2006
Studies of Biology
Prediploma at Goethe University, Frankfurt
Scientific Interests and Goals:
Dynamics and impact of marine bioaerosols are still poorly understood. The sojourn time of airborne microorganisms can last to several days, so even transcontinental transport is likely to occur. Only little is known about bacterial communities of marine bioaerosol in terms of diversity community composition. Few recent studies showed that bioaerosols often exhibited a similar bacterial community as the subjacent ecosystems. We combined two different sampling strategies in our recent investigation. In order to elucidate the spatial variation, 36 samples were gathered during a ship cruise from the North Sea to the Baltic Sea in August 2011 using an impingement sampler (XMX/2L-MIL, Dycor, Canada). Furthermore, a one year survey is conducted to investigate temporal variation of bioaerosols at the offshore island Helgoland (German Bight, North Sea).