Composition and function of sediment microbial communities
Tamara Stuij is based at CESAM, the marine research institute of the University of Aveiro in Portugal. She is originally from the Netherlands, where she completed a Bachelor in Biology and a Master in Marine sciences at Utrecht University.
Her research is focused on the composition and dynamics of microbial communities in coastal marine systems. During the 4D-REEF project, she will try to unravel how turbid conditions shape the sediment microbial community. With microcosm experiments, she will analyse the microbial sediment community in controlled conditions, mimicking a turbid reef environment under current and future climate scenarios. Additionally, she will collect field data over spatial turbidity gradients apparent in the Spermonde Archipelago in Indonesia.She will use 16s rRNA gene sequencing to analyse the sediment samples to get in depth knowledge of the microbial community.