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Ecosystem functions
23 MAR

Biodiversity and ecosystem functions in multi-trophic communities

Is multi-trophic biodiversity leading to higher ecosystem functioning? Theoretical models simulating complex food webs can help identify mechanisms underlying ecosystem...

Sunset
22 JAN

Blog: External stay at UCSB

Ocean Life PhD-student Jérôme is currently on external stay at the University of California Santa Barbara. 

2019
Group picture
13 DEC

8th Annual Meeting of the Centre for Ocean Life

The Centre's annual retreat took place on Møn 9-11 December to summarize the scientific success of 2019 and discuss future directions.

Illustration of marine fish traits follow fast-slow continuum across oceans
04 DEC

Marine fish traits follow fast-slow continuum across oceans

Why do species occur where they are found? Looking at the traits that species carry may provide the answer, since they determine in which type of environment and with which...

Fat plankton cells
03 DEC

Fat plankton cells

Understandings the conditions leading to fat plankton are therefore important, not only for understanding nutritious conditions of phytoplankton but for the function and...

Bottom trawling and hypoxia
27 NOV

Evaluating benthic community impact from bottom trawling and hypoxia

In many shelf seas and coastal areas, benthic ecosystems are affected by bottom trawling disturbance and hypoxia (low oxygen concentrations). We developed a methodology...

Acartia and dinoflagellat
24 OCT

New faces at the Centre for Ocean Life!

We welcome new faces at the Centre for Ocean Life!

Illustration of trophic interactions drive diel vertical migration patterns
26 SEP

Trophic interactions drive diel vertical migration patterns

Using a game theoretic and mechanistic model, researchers from the Centre for Ocean Life showed how traits influencing predator-prey interactions shape the diel vertical...

Thomas Kiørboe. Photo: Carlsberg Foundation.
02 SEP

DTU professor awarded Carlsberg Foundation Research Prize 2019

Thomas Kiørboe, Professor of Ocean Ecology at DTU, receives research prize for his groundbreaking work.

Salmon
28 AUG

Optimal Salmon Lice Treatment and Tragedy of the Commons

Sea lice on salmon farms are controlled via treatments. Authorities mandate treatments when sea lice infections reach a given threshold. Using a bio-economic model, we...

Planktonic encounter rates with non-spherical encounter zones
01 AUG

Planktonic encounter rates with non-spherical encounter zones

A new theoretical approach makes it possible to model planktonic predator-prey interactions and quantify the effects of the encounter zone shape for both non-motile and...

Flatfish
10 JUL

Biodiversity-ecosystem functioning relationships in demersal fish communities

While the planet experiences unprecedented human-induced biodiversity loss, from marine to terrestrial realms, and from microbes to large mammals, evidence that biodiversity...

Dense dwarfs versus gelatinous giants
13 JUN

Dense dwarfs versus gelatinous giants

A new theoretical model describes the trade-offs and physiological limits determining the body plan of planktonic filter feeders and explains why gelatinous plankton are...

Illustrations of reproduction, growth, physiology and habitat, feeding, and species in the collection
02 MAY

A trait collection of marine fish species

We compiled 14 traits of 1700 marine fish species on three latitudinal gradients to facilitate large-scale studies on fish traits and functional diversity of fish communities...

Diatoms
29 APR

Silicified cell walls as a defensive trait in diatoms

Diatoms contribute nearly half of the marine primary production. These microalgae differ from other phytoplankton groups in having a silicified cell wall, which is the...

Evolution of reproductive strategies in jellyfish
01 MAR

Honorable mention by the American Naturalist for our paper on evolution of reproductive...

Jellyfish are weird creatures that can reproduce in different modes both sexually and asexually. Similar functional strategies are also present in several other species...

Plankton communities
25 FEB

Competition-defense tradeoff increases the diversity of microbial plankton communities...

Defense mechanisms are very common in unicellular plankton. A wide variety of these mechanisms (toxins, shell etc.) is observed and it is rather difficult to quantify the...

Diatom
22 FEB

Why are diatoms so successful?

A mechanistic model of diatoms reveals a conundrum. The defining physical attributes of diatoms – their silica shell and their large central vacuole – give...

Temperature response of unicellular plankton communities
12 FEB

Resource limitation determines temperature response of unicellular plankton communities

Increases in temperature increase enzymatic activity, so one expects growth to also increase. However, this is not always the case. We show that when organisms are resource...

Illustration of climate change-induced shifts in the distribution of plankton alter the global carbon cycle
12 FEB

Climate change-induced shifts in the distribution of plankton alter the global...

Changes in the distribution of zooplankton in the North Atlantic during the past 55 years has led to major changes in the biological carbon pump.

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