Dr Daniel Aagren Nielsen D
aniel is a Microbial Ecologist with expertise in microscale processes, microsensor technology and biogeochemistry. He has been a member of the Petrou Lab since its beginning and continues to contribute to a multitude of projects. He is also the proud husband of Katherina.
Rebecca Duncan B
ec is PhD student within the Petrou Lab and UNIS Svalbard and her research is focused on the biological implications of sea ice decline and climate change in the polar regions. Her PhD project is investigating how projected climate change impacts such as reduced sea ice, warming ocean temperatures and ocean acidification affect the nutrient content of dominant sea ice algal species, and how these changes influence nutrient transfer to higher trophic levels in the polar marine system.
Current project:Climate change induced shifts in sea ice microalgal nutrient content: Species, community and trophic implications
Alyson Theseira A
lyson is a PhD student. Her research investigates diatom silicification rates at a community and species-specific level across various oceanic bioregions of Australia and aims to provide insight into the effects of ocean warming on diatom ecology and biogeochemistry.
Dr Cristin Sheehan C
ristin completed her PhD within the Petrou Lab. Her PhD research investigated the physiology and biochemistry of Antarctic phytoplankton and the role of DMSP in their adaptive strategies to environmental change.
Dr Stephanie Gardner S
teph completed her PhD within the Petrou Lab. Her PhD research investigated the ecophysiological role of DMSP in corals, with a focus on the potential antioxidation function of DMSP.