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Overview: In the last ten years the effects of disease on natural marine communities have become increasingly apparent, with organisms as diverse as seagrasses, seals and corals suffering from major disease-related die-...
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Overview: Given the large diversity of microorganisms in the marine environment, it is likely that they harbour novel antibiotics as well as resistance against existing antibiotics. We explore this through a combined approach...
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Overview: Kelps (macroalgae) are major habitat-formers in temperate systems that underpin biodiversity. Despite the significant importance of kelp forests in coastal marine systems, little is known about the processes that influence...
Torsten MMO project
Overview: While the distribution and dynamics of macroscopic organisms in the marine environment has been well studied for many decades, similar observations are lacking for microorganisms. This has been mainly due to technical...
Torsten Biochar
Overview: Charcoal or biochar is an emerging supplement to agricultural soil and several studies have shown its benefits in terms of plant yield and greenhouse gas emission. How charcoal excerts its positive effect is largely...
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Overview: Globally, human impacts through multiple stressors, such as urbanisation and nutrient loading, are causing significant declines of key species of algae that provide habitat and food to many marine organisms. As a...
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Overview: This research focuses on understanding the ecological and evolutionary processes that lead to the successful establishment and spread of invasive species and the impacts they have on ecosystems and biodiversity. We...
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Overview: Habitat-forming species are increasingly advocated as essential management tools, because they support biodiverse and productive foodwebs. In coastal marine systems 95% of all biodiversity is found within biogenic habitats...
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Overview: Climate change is profoundly influencing the marine environment, and marine species are responding to these changes with rapid poleward shifts in their distribution. A particularly striking manifestation of these...
Torsten microbes and environ parameters
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Overview: Microbial genomes exhibit a high degree of plasticity (or variability) and any given microbial population (defined as a collection of closely-related individuals) is far more heterogenous in its genetic composition than...

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