Through genetic and experimental research starting from resting stage banks, we will reconstruct the temporal micro-evolutionary dynamics of host-parasite interactions in natural Daphnia populations. Moreover, we want to study these dynamics in a wider context, by also considering the interactions of the host with other antagonists (predators), and the effects of anthropogenic stress (eutrophication, climate change) on host- parasite interactions.
daphnia magna, resting stages bank, red queen, population genetics, microsatellites, evolutionary ecology, adaptation, host-parasite coevolution
|De Meester, Luc||promotor|
|Animal Ecology and Systematics Section||unknown|
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