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Lotte Janssens
PhD Student

Research interests:

  • Copepods
  • Epigenetics
  • Fatty acids
  • Climate change


Contact Info
ORCID: 0000-0003-4287-1798
BSc, Biology, Ghent University (2019)
MSc, International Master in Marine Biological Resources (IMBRSea), Ghent University (2021)
Research Question
What are the effects of ocean warming on fatty acid and epigenetic profiles of invertebrates situated at the bottom of the foodweb?

The project aims to define differences in epigenetic profiles, with a focus on methylation, and fatty acid profiles, with a focus on essential fatty acids and DHA, of different species of copepods. Pelagic and benthic copepod species are being exposed to different water temperatures over multiple generations. Data from these transgenerational experiments will be framed in foodweb ecology to identify upcoming key problems caused by climate change.

Prof. Marleen De Troch, Prof. Jana Asselman