I am interested in the dynamics and possible evolution of biological communities around Lake Constance from the end of the Pleistocene. For my project, I use sedimentary ancient DNA to reconstruct changes of organismal groups of all trophic levels, such as plants, phytoplankton and metazoans. When integrated with regional paleoclimatic records, this will give us insight on how a lake and its surrounding ecosystem respond to the ever-changing environment of both natural and anthropogenic causes.
List of publications:
Wang, Y., Wessels, M., Pedersen, M., & Epp, L. (2022). Spatial distribution of sedimentary DNA is taxon-specific and linked to local occurrence at intra-lake scale [Preprint]. In Review. https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-2233464/v1