Jana Hinners

Jana Hinners
Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon | HZG · Institute of Carbon Cycles

Doctor of Philosophy

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December 2018 - November 2020
The University of Edinburgh
Position
  • PostDoc Position
January 2015 - October 2018
University of Hamburg
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
September 2012 - June 2013
Lund University
Field of study
  • Biology
October 2011 - August 2014
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Field of study
  • Biology
October 2008 - September 2011
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Field of study
  • Biology

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Publications (11)
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Phytoplankton are photosynthetic marine microbes that play key roles in food webs, nutrient cycles, and climate regulation. These roles are determined by a correlated set of phytoplankton functional traits, including cell size, chlorophyll content, and cellular composition. Correlations between functional traits are often considered as stable pairw...
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Trait-based approaches to phytoplankton ecology have gained traction in recent decades as phenotypic traits are incorporated into ecological and biogeochemical models. Here, we use high-throughput phenotyping to explore both intra- and interspecific constraints on trait combinations that are expressed in the cosmopolitan marine diatom genus Thalass...
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High-throughput methods for phenotyping microalgae are in demand across a variety of research and commercial purposes. Many microalgae can be readily cultivated in multi-well plates for experimental studies which can reduce overall costs, while measuring traits from low volume samples can reduce handling. Here we develop a high-throughput quantitat...
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Microbes form the base of food webs and drive biogeochemical cycling. Predicting the effects of microbial evolution on global elemental cycles remains a significant challenge due to the sheer number of interacting environmental and trait combinations. Here, we present an approach for integrating multivariate trait data into a predictive model of tr...
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Microbes form the base of food webs and drive biogeochemical cycling. Predicting the effects of microbial evolution on global elemental cycles remains a significant challenge due to the sheer number of interacting environmental and trait combinations. Here we present an approach for modeling the interactive effects of de novo biological change and...
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Due to its crucial role in the ecosystem, phytoplankton is incorporated in marine ecosystem models. Most models however neglect the evolutionary potential of phytoplankton. Previous resurrection experiments with a spring bloom dinoflagellate suggest that the past century of global warming has caused an adaptive response in an important life cycle t...
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The history of expansion of bloom-forming cold water dinoflagellates in the Northern Baltic Sea was studied using 100-year-old sediment archives of their resting cysts. Vertical cyst distributions of Biecheleria baltica and Apocalathium malmogiense, two dinoflagellates indistinguishable by light microscopy and not recognized as distinct species in...
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Using resurrection experiments with resting stages from living sediment archives, it is possible to investigate whether adaptation occurred. For this study, we revived resting cysts of the spring bloom dinoflagellate Apocalathium malmogiense from recent and 100-year-old sediment layers from the Gulf of Finland, and compared temperature-dependent tr...
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We simulate pH-dependent growth of cyanobacteria with an ecosystem model for the central Baltic Sea. Four model components-a life cycle model of cyanobacteria, a biogeochemical model, a carbonate chemistry model and a water column model-are coupled via the framework for aquatic biogeochemical models. The coupled model is forced by the output of a r...

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Predicting the future from signatures of the past: using living sediment archives and ancient DNA to understand responses of marine primary producers to environmental changes.
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Over the past 100 years, the Gulf of Finland, Baltic Sea, experienced a significant warming, especially pronounced in spring by an earlier sea-ice breakup.To analyze if spring-blooming phytoplankton already adapted to the increasing temperatures over the past 100 years, resting spores are revived from different sediment layers. The temperature-dependent traits of historic and present strains are compared in laboratory experiments and further analyzed in modeling.