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Ashish Verma

I am postdoctoral fellow in Johan Wikner’s group studying the adaptation strategies of marine prokaryotes in the cold and oligotrophic sub-Arctic and Arctic ecosystems.


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Postdoctoral fellow at Department of Ecology and Environmental Science Section: Grant
KBC-Fysiologihuset, Linnaeus väg 6, Umeå, A4 50 15 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå
Affiliated as postdoctoral position at Umeå Marine Sciences Centre (UMF)
UMF, Norrbyn 557, 905 71 HÖRNEFORS Umeå Marina Forskningscentrum, Norrbyn 557, 905 71 Hörnefors

I am a postdoctoral fellow in Johan Wikner lab working in the field of marine microbial ecology where I try to understand the regulation of prokaryotic (Bacteria and Archaea) processes in the Arctic and sub-Arctic ecosystems.

Prokaryotes are the abundant biomass in the Oceans, and they influence vast activities in the marine food web and the carbon cycling. Understanding the flow of organic carbon through prokaryotes is crucial to model the effects of climate change. We are trying to explore the effects of different environmental factors such as temperature, nutrients and salinity on the fate of organic carbon and its influence on the prokaryotic growth rates, production, respiration, taxonomic compositions and gene expression patterns. Both laboratory (microcosms and mesocosms) and field expeditions are central to address these questions.

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Swedish National Data Service 2024
Wikner, Johan
Environmental Microbiology,Prokaryotic variables from a indoor-mesocosm experiment measured during the winter in the Northern Bothnian Sea, John Wiley & Sons 2023, Vol. 25, (3) : 721-737
Verma, Ashish; Amnebrink, Dennis; Pinhassi, Jarone; et al.
Frontiers in Marine Science, Frontiers Media S.A. 2023, Vol. 10
Wikner, Johan; Vikström, Kevin; Verma, Ashish
Published: 03 Jun, 2021