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Peter Tiselius


Peter Tiselius
+46 31 786 9539

Postal Address: Kristineberg 566, 45178 Fiskebäckskil
Visiting Address: Kristineberg , 45178 Fiskebäckskil

Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences (More Information)
Box 463
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Medicinaregatan 18 , 413 90 Göteborg

About Peter Tiselius

Professor in marine zooplankton ecology. I work on predator prey-interactions in plankton, physical-biological coupling and food web dynamics in the pelagic environment.
Research interests

My overall research interests are:
Predatory control in marine pelagic ecosystems and the role of zooplankton as transformers of organic material
Marine pelagic food webs are characterised by more predators on each prey type and more prey types for each predator than limnetic communities. Controlling factors are harder to define and the trophic cascade typical of lakes are rarely found in the sea. A key group in the trophic transfer is the zooplanktivores. Each species target specific prey and the details of the encounter are necessary to account for when modelling the trophic transfer. Since the quality of the consumers is highly dependent on the primary production which in turn varies with hydrographic regime, the functioning of the zooplanktivores are likely very dynamic. The biodiversity of the plankton is therefore a key factor.
My main research interest is the dynamics of plankton interactions, both in terms of behaviour and in trophic role. All trophic transformations in plankton have wide ranging implications for fish and the role of fatty acid dynamics is a recent object of my research. In my laboratory there are several collaborators that work on different aspects of predation and we complement each other in competence.
Ongoing projects

• High speed filming of food capture in copepods
• Trophic cascades in coastal zooplankton communities
• Carbon and nitrogen fluxes associated with large cyanobacteria of the Baltic Sea - small-scale processes and their large-scale implications
• Long-term monitoring of primary production in the Gullmar Fjord
• Feeding and production in cladocerans
Recent projects

• Baltic zooplankton cascades, BONUS project 2009-2011
• A new invader in the Baltic Sea—Feeding and ecosystem impact by the ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi
• Assessment of community structure and seston quality effects on plankton carbon fluxes at two contrasting coastal sites
• Retinal development in flat fish larvae- the effect of dietary essential fatty acids

Latest publications

In situ and experimental evidence for effects of elevated pH on protistan and metazoan grazers
B. W. Hansen, C. M. B. Andersen, P. J. Hansen, T. G. Nielsen, B. Vismann et al.
Journal of Plankton Research, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Density dependent grazing rates in a natural microzooplankton community
D. Calliari, L. Rodríguez-Graña, Peter Tiselius
Marine Ecology Progress Series, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Adaptive feeding behavior and functional responses in zooplankton
Thomas Kiørboe, Enric Saiz, Peter Tiselius, Andersen Ken H
Limnology and Oceanography, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Toxicity of treated bilge water: The need for revised regulatory control
Peter Tiselius, Kerstin Magnusson
Marine Pollution Bulletin, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Temperature impact on the trophic transfer of fatty acids in the congeneric copepods Acartia tonsa and Acartia clausi
Eva Werbrouck, Peter Tiselius, Dirk Van Gansbeke, Gunnar Cervin, Ann Vanreusel et al.
Journal of Sea Research, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Reply to comment: Prey perception in feeding-current feeding copepods
T. Kiorboe, R. J. Goncalves, D. Couespel, H. V. Greve, E. Saiz et al.
Limnology and Oceanography, Journal article 2016
Journal article

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Sedimentation following the spring bloom in Disko Bay, West Greenland, with special emphasis on the role of copepods
T. Juul-Pedersen, T. G. Nielsen, C. Michel, E. F. Moller, Peter Tiselius et al.
Marine Ecology-Progress Series, Journal article 2006
Journal article


Post-spring bloom community structure of pelagic copepods in the Disko Bay, Western Greenland
Peter Thor, T. G. Nielsen, Peter Tiselius, T. Juul-Pedersen, C. Michel et al.
Journal of Plankton Research, Journal article 2005
Journal article

Grazing impact of Oikopleura dioica and copepods on an autumn plankton community
Kajsa Tönnesson, M. Maar, C. Vargas, E. F. Moller, S. Satapoomin et al.
Marine Biology Research, Journal article 2005
Journal article


Diet of the chaetognaths Sagitta setosa and S. elegans in relation to prey abundance and vertical distribution
Kajsa Tönnesson, Peter Tiselius
The American Society of Limnology and Oceanography conference, Honolulu, USA, Conference paper 2004
Conference paper

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