Staff

Romana Limberger

Dr. Romana Limberger

Department Aquatic Ecology

About Me

Postdoctoral research fellow

 

Research interests

My research focuses on mechanisms that maintain biodiversity. The core topics of my work are metacommunity dynamics, eco-evolutionary dynamics, and environmental change. Using microcosm and mesocosm experiments with aquatic protists, I have analysed if dispersal and evolution can rescue species from extinction in changing environments. Goals in my ongoing projects at Eawag are to study evolutionary processes in natural phytoplankton communities, and to understand how biotic interactions affect the responses of organisms to environmental change. 

 

Selected publications:

  • Limberger, R., Low-Décarie, E. and Fussmann, G.F. (2014): Final thermal conditions override the effects of temperature history and dispersal in experimental communities. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20141540. pdf   
  • Limberger, R. and Wickham, S.A. (2012): Transitory versus persistent effects of connectivity in environmentally homogeneous metacommunities. PLoS ONE 7: e44555. pdf
  • Limberger, R. and Wickham, S.A. (2012): Disturbance and diversity at two spatial scales. Oecologia 168: 785-795. pdf
  • Limberger, R. and Wickham, S.A. (2011): Predator dispersal determines the effect of connectivity on prey diversity. PLoS ONE 6:e29071. pdf
  • Limberger, R. and Wickham, S.A. (2011): Competition-colonization trade-offs in a ciliate model community. Oecologia 167: 723-732. pdf

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Curriculum Vitae

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This person does no longer work at Eawag. Please contact info@eawag.ch for further information.

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Research Group

 Eco-evolutionary dynamics

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Research Focus

biodiversity

environmental change

metacommunities

eco-evolutionary dynamics

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