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Sarthak Malusare

PhD student

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I study how range dynamics are affected by abiotic and biotic factors from an ecological and evolutionary perspective. For this, I make use of protist communities with Tertrahymena thermophila as the focal species. As abiotic stress, I use a temperature gradient across which I intend to study the range expansion of Tetrahymena. As biotic interactors, I use Paramecium caudatum as a competitor, Blepharisma sp. as a predator, Euglena gracilis as a facilitator and Serratia fonticola as a food source for Tetrahymena. Apart from that, I am also interested in studying how niches evolve.

Keywords :

Temperature – Dispersal – Eco-evolutionary feedbacks – Range dynamics – Experimental evolution

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