Currently, 20 doctoral researchers (from the Universtity Duisburg-Essen and six external institutions in Bochum, Cologne, Koblenz/Landau, Kiel, Berlin and Magdeburg) are part of the IRTG belonging to the different research projects within RESIST.
Each doctoral researcher has a Supervisory Team which includes the PI from the corresponding project, a PI from another project within RESIST and a non-academic mentor. The supervisors provide support to the doctoral researchers in directing their research activities, in giving regular feedback on preliminary results and secondment experiences, and in monitoring their personal career development plans.
Detailed information about each doctoral researcher, the projects and the supervisory teams can be found under the corresponding project.
Tom Lennard Stach
Thesis: Response of aquatic microbiomes and viromes to multiple stressors
Thesis: Effect of multiple stressors on microbial DOC degradation
Thesis: Effect of multiple stressors on microbial biomass recycling
Thesis: Functional and compositional responses of stream microphytobenthic communities to multiple stressors increase and decrease
Thesis: The roles of bacteria and fungi for CPOM degradation during stressor increase and release: A metatranscriptomic approach
Thesis: Stressor modulated community responses and functional redundancy of microbial predator-prey interactions
Thesis: Degradation and recovery of protistan parasite communities under multiple stressors
Thesis: Effects of stream degradation and recovery on metazoan parasite communities: a multiple stressor approach
Thesis: Predator-mediated shifts in benthic invertebrate community composition in multiply-stressed riverine ecosystems
Thesis: Multiple stressor effects on sculpins (Cottus sp.) and related top-down effects on riverine food-websultiple stressor effects on Cottus spp.
Thesis: Effects of multiple stressors on food web architechture and processes
Thesis: Diet-consumer interactions under variable stressor conditions as revealed by stable isotope studies of individual amino acids
Thesis: Spatio-temporal dynamics of environmental variables, stressors and their interactions on the instream- and catchment scale
Thesis: Enhancing the predictive ability of species distribution models: stressor interactions, life cycle and depicting degradation and recovery
Thesis: Temporal and spatial effects of stressors, biotic interactions and dispersal on riverine benthic invertebrate community variability
Thesis: Delineating multiple stressor-response relationships at the individual level: A mechanistic modelling approach
Thesis: Testing the Asymmetric Response Concept in disturbed and recovering stream ecosystems: integrating the contributions of multi-stressor tolerance, dispersal and biotic interactions to (A)symmetry of Response
Helena Soraya Bayat
Thesis: The role of individual tolerance in community assembly during degradation and recovery