PETER Hannes PhD



 Hannes Peter

University of Innsbruck
Institute of Ecology

Research Group: 
Lake and Glacier Ecology

Technikerstrasse 25 
A-6020 Innsbruck

Tel: +43 (0)512 507-51711
Fax: +43 (0)512 507-51799
E-mail: hannes.peter@uibk.ac.at



Research interests

Hannes Peter is a Post-Doc associate in the laboratory of Plankton Ecology and Aquatic Photobiology headed by Prof. Ruben Sommaruga. In 2011, he obtained his PhD in Limnology at Uppsala University in Sweden, with the thesis: Diversity and Ecosystem Functioning – Redundancy and Resilience in Freshwater Bacterial Communities (pdf).

Currently, he is working in the FWF-funded project "Back to the origin: Consequences of glacier retreat for the structure and function of alpine lakes" BACK-ALP. In this project, Hannes will focus on the diversity and dynamics of bacterial communities in glacier-fed lakes using observational and experimental approaches and next-generation sequencing tools.