NorMER PhD Anna Törnroos PhD defense
"Interpreting marine benthic ecosystem functioning in coastal waters: validating the biological trait concept"
On Friday the at 12 o´clock , MSc. Anna Törnroos will defend her thesis in marine biology entitled "Interpreting marine benthic ecosystem functioning in coastal waters: validating the biological trait concept" at Åbo Akademi University, aud. Armfelt, Arken, (Fabriksgatan 2, Åbo). The opponent is Professor Mike Elliott from University of Hull, UK.
An on-line version of the thesis can be found here: https://www.doria.fi/handle/10
The thesis is based on the following three papers and one manuscript:
I. Boström C., Törnroos A., Bonsdorff E. (2010) Invertebrate dispersal and habitat heterogeneity: Expression of biological traits in a seagrass landscape.
II. Törnroos A.,Nordström M.C., Bonsdorff E. (2013) Coastal habitats as surrogates for taxonomic, functional and trophic structures of benthic faunal communities.
PLoS ONE 8(10):e78910
III. Törnroos A., Bonsdorff E. (2012) Developing the multitrait concept for functional diversity: Lessons from a system rich in functions but poor in species.
Ecol. Appl. 22: 2221-2236
IV. Törnroos A., Bonsdorff E., Bremner J., Blomqvist M., Josefsson AB., Garcia C., Warzocha J. Marine benthic ecological functioning over decreasing taxonomic richness.
Manuscript (In revision)
The defense is, as always, open to the public, so please feel free to attend!