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Bernadette Pree

Postdoctoral Fellow
  • E-mailBernadette.Pree@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 44 89+47 944 98 232
  • Visitor Address
    Thormøhlens gate 53 A/B
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 Bergen

I am a Post Doc in the project MIXSTRUCT, which as a primary objective aims to decipher the impact bacterivorous phytoflagellates have on the structure of the microbial food web.

In order to achieve this, I work on developing an approach suitable to quantify and identify mixotrophy in controlled laboratory experiments and natural marine microbial communities. Moreover, I am interested on whether elevated organic carbon content as a consequence of increased run-off from land and thwaing permafrost soils, affects mixotrophic organism´s performance and impact.


Academic article
  • Show author(s) 2018. Comparing EPA production and fatty acid profiles of three Phaeodactylum tricornutum strains under western Norwegian climate conditions. Algal Research. 11-22.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Bacterial community composition responds to changes in copepod abundance and alters ecosystem function in an Arctic mesocosm study. The ISME Journal. 2694-2705.
  • Show author(s) 2017. The response of heterotrophic prokaryote and viral communities to labile organic carbon inputs is controlled by the predator food chain structure. Viruses. 1-15.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Dampened copepod-mediated trophic cascades in a microzooplankton-dominated microbial food web: A mesocosm study. Limnology and Oceanography. 1031-1044.
  • Show author(s) 2015. What difference does it make if viruses are strain-, rather than speciesspecific? Frontiers in Microbiology.
  • Show author(s) 2015. A simple adjustment to test reliability of bacterivory rates derived from the dilution method. Limnology and Oceanography : Methods. 114-123.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) 2019. Mixotrophy and The minimum food web model .
Doctoral dissertation
  • Show author(s) 2016. Predation in the marine microbial food web. Challenging models with experimental results.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Eat and be eaten at 80N.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Different outdoor performance of three Phaeodactylum tricornutum strains under western Norwegian climate conditions.
Academic literature review
  • Show author(s) 2018. Simple models combining competition, defence and resource availability have broad implications in pelagic microbial food webs. Ecology Letters. 1440-1452.

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