Bonus Projects

The view of a data scientist - BONUS BIO-C3 & BONUS INSPIRE

I share here my lessons while working in BONUS BIO-C3 and INSPIRE as a "data scientist". I call myself a “marine biologist”, but my career was decided in the first day of my PhD studies, when I opened “R” instead of the lab door. I can never be thankful enough for my supervisor for showing me that door. This path of data scientist placed me on the rollercoaster of co-operations with many research groups. And on the way, I hope, I learned something of the plankton and the sea too.

09.01.2018 08:12It’s not a time to be picky, and sprat knows it better

Sprat and herring eat the same food, but should they compete, then the sprat will more likely win. That is because sprat is less picky about what it eats, and also more successful in finding its meal than herring. And the competition is tough, since food is limiting for both species these days in the Baltic Sea.

These were very shortly the main findings of the BONUS INSPIRE clupeid feeding survey in the summer of 2015, where >1500 fish were caught and cut open, to have a close look at what they had eaten.

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20.09.2017 18:54Successful introduction of Eurytemora to the lab

Despite of the modern project-based funding system, science also needs surprises, mistakes and adventures to progress.

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