Stefan is a postdoctoral fellow, studying the diversity and structure of the bacterial and archaeal community of water, sediment, and ice samples. He works on the changes of these communities with time, depth, season, and years. From the knowledge gained through the phylogenetic analyses, Stefab will then try to infer the metabolic potential of the microbial community and the effect on nutrient cycling of the Barents Sea

RF3 – The living Barents Sea