Microbial communities that develop on the Greenland Ice Sheet color the snow and ice and lower glaciers’ surface albedo, enhancing their melting. The European Research Council Synergy grant DeepPurple investigates the environmental parameters controlling microbial blooms, the microbial systems developing in glacier habitats, and their impact on downstream ecosystems and melting. Our common aim is to integrate these parameters to improve current models on the future of the Greenland Ice sheet, of glaciers ecosystems worldwide, and of sea-level rise, in a context of climate change.
As an ecologist, I investigate how microbial interactions impact community composition, resilience, and specific survival under extreme environmental conditions such as during the arctic winter. I combine genomic (environmental DNA data analysis) and visual approaches (cryo-SEM, x-ray CT, fluorescence microscopy) to study microbial mutualism in supraglacial environments.
PhD student in Environmental Microbiology
GFZ Potsdam, Germany
2018 – present
Master’s of Biology, Ecology and Evolution
Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS Ulm), Paris, France
2018 – 2020
Bachelor of Biology
Sorbonne University, Paris, France
2015 – 2018
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