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jahnke marlenePhD Student
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Research interests

I am interested in molecular evolution and ecology and in the application of molecular tools for conservation. The aim of my research project is to study Posidonia oceanica and Zostera noltei population diversity and connectivity using molecular markers, in order to be able to suggest improvements in the protection scheme of the coastline through the establishment of networks of marine protected areas (MPAs). Moreover, I’m interested in the role of genetic diversity for successful transplants, the interaction between anthropogenic disturbance and genetic diversity and the role genetic diversity may play in regulating sexual reproduction in partially clonal seagrasses.

Journal Papers

Elizabeth J. Cook, Marlene Jahnke, Francis Kerckhof , Dan Minchin, Marco Faasse, Karin Boos and Gail Ashton (2007) European expansion of the introduced amphipod Caprella mutica Schurin 1935. Aquatic Invasions, Volume 2, Issue 4: 411-421

Marlene Jahnke, Edward C. Holmes, Peter J. Kerr, John D. Wright and Tanja Strive (2010) Evolution and phylogeography of the nonpathogenic calicivirus RCV-A1 in wild rabbits in Australia. Journal of Virology, Volume 84, 23: 12397-12404.

Piero Calosi, Samuel P.S. Rastrick, Chiara Lombardi, Heidi J. De Guzman, Laura Davidson, Marlene Jahnke, Adriana Giangrande, Jörg D. Hardege, Anja Schulze, John I. Spicer and Maria-Cristina Gambi (2013) Metabolic adaptation and acclimatisation to ocean acidification in marine ectotherms: an in situ transplant experiment at a shallow CO2 vent system. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 368 1627 20120444; doi:10.1098/rstb.2012.0444 1471-2970

Marlene Jahnke, Jeanine L. Olsen and Gabriele Procaccini (2015) A meta-analysis reveals a temporal mismatch between genetic diversity metrics and environmental status in the long-lived seagrass Posidonia oceanica. Molecular Ecology, 24(10), 2336-2348.

Hummel H, Frost M, Juanes JA, Kochmann J, Castellanos Perez Bolde CF, Aneiros F, Vandenbosch F, Franco JN, Echavarri B, Guinda X, Puente A, Fernández C, Galván C, Merino M, Ramos E, Fernández P, Pitacco V, Alberte M, Wojcik D, Grabowska M, Jahnke M, Crocetta F, Carugati L, Scorrano S, Fraschetti S, García PP, Sanabria Fernández JA, Poromov A, Iurchenko A, Isachenko A, Chava A, Pavloudi C, Bordeyne F, Andersen SF, Eronat EGT, Cakmak T, Louizidou P, Rico J, Ruci S, Corta Diego D, Mendez S, Rousou M, de Clippele L, Eriksson A, van Zanten W, Diamant A, and de Matos VKF (2015) A comparison of the degree of implementation of marine biodiversity indicators by European countries in relation to the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. DOI:10.1017/S0025315415000235.

Jahnke M, Serra IA, Bernard G and Procaccini G (2015) The importance of genetic make-up in seagrass restoration - a case study of the seagrass Zostera noltei. Marine Ecology Progress Series. DOI:10.3354/meps11355 .

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