My research focusses on the usage of environmental DNA (eDNA) to explore ecosystems like coral reefs, seagrass meadows, mangroves or survey (microbial) community changes in marine habitats.
During my Ph.D. I tested the potential of microbes as bioindicators to assess the impacts of aquaculture on coastal ecosystems. Using metabarcoding and bioinformatics, I am interested in finding bioindicators - ranging from marine microbes to megafauna - and new methods to describe changes in sensitive marine habitats. Ultimately, I seek to establish new strategies for conservation and human interactions with the ocean.