Dr. Cornelia Jaspers


Forschungsbereich 3: Marine Ökologie
Marine Evolutionsökologie

Raum: A44

Tel.: 0431 600 4560
Fax: 0431 600 4553
E-Mail: cjaspers(at)geomar.de

Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel
Düsternbrooker Weg 20
24105 Kiel





Ecology and evolution of a notorious invader: Is invasion success influenced by rapid adaptation to global change?

Marine invasive species have globally increasing biological and economic impacts. However, evolutionary mechanisms favoring range expansion and invasiveness remain poorly understood. During my post doc project at GEOMAR I will investigate the environmental envelope of the comb jelly Mnemiopsis leidyi, and conduct adaptive evolution experiments. The key question will be if the invasive comb jelly Mnemiopsis leidyi might be enable to adapt to current physiological constraints which limit its distribution range.

This is a "MOBILEX" project which is funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 600207 - Marie Curie and the Danish Council for Independent Research.

Associated member: Cluster of Excellence "Future Ocean"

Link to KIMOCC: http://www.futureocean.org/en/kimocc/index.php

Curriculum vitae