I use environmental DNA (eDNA) stored in samples such as sediment and water to analyse ecosystems and their history. I am particular interested in understanding how historical trajectories of ecosystems have shaped the biodiversity that surrounds us today - both at the level of communities and within single species. This can help us understand the relative roles of climatic changes and direct anthropogenic modifications on shaping past biodiversity and provide us with information to project possible future changes.
Prof. Dr. Laura Epp
Junior Professor for Environmental Genomics in Aquatic Systems
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