Phylogenetic and ecological determinants of fungi-algae-bacteria associations in lichens along latitudinal and elevational gradients



This research project aims at gaining a broad-scale view on fungus-algae-bacteria interactions along a latitudinal (southern Polar Regions) and elevational gradient (Alps). These gradients have overlapping climate conditions and will be compared. A novel perspective on community ecology with implications for climate change and its effects on southern South American, Antarctic and Alpine organisms will be provided.
KurztitelLichen holobiome diversity along climatic gradients
Tatsächlicher Beginn/ -es Ende1/01/2230/06/26