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 […]

Things are easy when you´re big in Japan

While sitting here in front of the oxymeter, writing this blog and waiting for the next round of measuring the respiration rate of our test organisms, we, Mone and Vanessa – the Japan GAME Team 2016 – become a bit sad. We are realizing that these are already the final measurements and the last steps […]

GAME 2016 in Chile: It´s not a game!

What happened so far: 7.4.16, 12:30, Santiago de Chile, Airport, Team Chile is united again! But where are the suitcases with the most important thing: our microplastic material? Regrettably, we were so sleepy because of the long trip that we got confused about the luggage belts and lost one hour looking for our bags. In […]

New GAME topic: Grazing in a warmer world. Apply now for 2017!

The project in 2017 will focus on possible interactive effects between warming and grazing in marine benthic systems. Will invertebrate grazers such as isopods, sea urchins and snails consume more algal biomass when water temperatures will rise in the course of global warming? If yes, will this effect be consistent across climate zones? Furthermore, can […]