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Kristie Rigby

Doctoral student

Kristie Rigby
Doctoral student
+46 31 786 3476

Postal Address: Box 460, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Guldhedsgatan 5a , 41320 Göteborg

Department of Marine Sciences (More Information)
Box 461
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Carl Skottsbergs gata 22 B , 413 19 Göteborg

About Kristie Rigby

 PhD Student in the Signals in the Sea group. My main research interest is to explore the chemical signalling between zooplankton and phytoplankton. More specifically the signals from marine copepods, which are known to produce a group of polar lipids known as copepodamides. Copepodamides are known to initiate defensive characteristics in various phytoplankton. From previous studies, we know that phytoplankton sense copepodamides and respond with defensive traits such as toxin production, altered swimming behaviour, increased bioluminescence and splitting of colonies. As a wide variety of phytoplankton respond to copepodamides, these predator cues may aid in the structuring of plankton communities. By using behavioural, ecological and biochemical perspectives I aim to understand the role of the copepodamides in nature to better understand the links between predator and prey.

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Induction of domoic acid production in diatoms-Types of grazers and diatoms are important
N. Lundholm, B. Krock, U. John, J. Skov, J. F. Cheng et al.
Harmful Algae, Journal article 2018
Journal article


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