Biologist, veterinarian, PhD candidate WP2
University of Trier, Germany
My PhD project is entitled Microbiome and health of reintroduced Emys orbicularis in Europe with consideration of microbiome acquisition, development throughout early-life as well as in- and external influential factors structuring the bacterial community. My main goal is to find out to what degree intestinal microbes contribute to the species’ wellbeing and how to manipulate this to best prepare captive bred animals for the wild, strengthen populations and restore the ecosystem.
Emys-R is funded through the 2020-2021 Biodiversa & Water JPI joint call for research proposals, under the BiodivRestore ERA-Net COFUND programme, and with the funding organisations Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR, France), Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF, Germany), State Education Development Agency (VIAA, Latvia), and National Science Center (NSC, Poland).
Jean-Yves Georges, IPHC, FR
Kathrin Theissinger, SGN, DE