GAME 2018: Grazing in a warmer ocean revisited – will marine invertebrates change their food preferences?

In the last GAME project, the student teams found experimental evidence for the assumption that consumption rates of herbivorous invertebrates will increase when the ocean gets warmer. However, their experiment was (like all experiments) somehow limited, since they offered their test animals a mono-diet that did not give them the chance to change their food […]

Olá da equipa de Portugal!

So in this year’s Portugal GAME project, we are Joana from Lisbon, Portugal, and Katrin from Munich, Germany! We worked together on the beautiful island of Madeira and here is our tale of our time there! Joana is a Marine Ecology Master who heard about this project from a former advisor in her favourite area […]

MIDDLE EAST TIMES – News from Israel

Shalom, we are Luisa and Erez – Team Israel 2017! Luisa is a master student from Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main and Erez is a PhD Student from Haifa University. Our working place for the six months in Israel was the Marine Community Ecology Lab which is part of the “Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research”. The […]

From lab to onsen: The effects of warming on grazers and students

This year’s participants of the GAME project in Japan are Takaaki, an undergrad student from Hokkaido University, and Franz, a master’s student from Rostock. The project’s objective is to evaluate how the feeding rates of prominent local invertebrate grazers change with temperature, how temperature increase impacts the macroalgae they graze on and, finally, whether trends, […]

Hello from Indonesia

This year Team Indonesia consists of Miko from Indonesia and Leonie from Germany and we will conduct our GAME research work at the Marine Habitat Lab at IPB Bogor, Indonesia. The GAME project 2017 is about the possible change in consumption rates of marine invertebrate herbivores at elevated water temperatures – so we want to […]

New GAME topic: Effects of ocean warming on chemical communication processes. Apply now for 2018!

The GAME research project in 2018 will focus on the possible effects of ocean warming on chemical communication processes in the sea. This includes foraging responses in predator-prey systems, habitat selection or conspecific recognition. We will concentrate on seafloor habitats in which macroinvertebrates, such as crustaceans and molluscs, but also macroalgae exhibit numerous chemical interactions. […]

Let the GAME begin

Hello! We are Isa and Feli and here comes the first GAME blog in 2017. The aim of this year’s GAME project is to investigate the impact of global warming on the consumption rates of invertebrate herbivores. After the introductory course in March in Kiel, Germany, we travelled to Menai Bridge, a small and beautiful […]

GAME alumni talk series starts this week

This year GAME celebrates its 15th anniversary and on this occasion we are starting a talk series in which programme alumni will speak about their career paths that followed their participation in GAME. Our first speaker is Sarah Piehl who participated in the first GAME project on the biological effects of microplastics in 2013. In […]

Parents of the mussels

Hi there! We are Hernán and Dea from Team Indonesia and we are going to tell you about the unique and amazing experience we have lived during the last five months, which we have entitled “The Parents of the Mussels”. The adventure started in April and the time has flown ever since. Hernán spent an […]