Researcher, Marine invertebrates
Andreas Altenburger is curator for marine invertebrates at the Arctic University Museum of Norway working on taxonomy and evolution of the animal phyla Kinorhyncha and Brachiopoda. In addition he is interested in marine protists and works on acquired phototrophy in a system involving cryptophytes, the marine ciliate Mesodinium rubrum, and dinoflagellates of the genus Dinophysis. He uses various methods of microscopy and DNA/RNA based molecular tools in his work.
RF3 – The living Barents Sea
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