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2016 to 2019

This project studies the role of host-parasite coevolution as an important evolutionary process underlying eco-evolutionary dynamics, i.e. ‘eco-coevolutionary dynamics’.

We aim to study how this eco-coevolutionary dynamics affect fundamental ecosystem functions, more in particular primary productivity and nutrient recycling in freshwater ecosystems using the invertebrate waterflea Daphnia and its parasites.

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Eco-evolutionary dynamics

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Funding

FWO-Vlaanderen

Research team

Lore Bulteel
Koenraad Muylaert
Giovanni Samaey
Silke Van den Wyngaert
Ellen Decaestecker