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Matteo is joining the iEcoTeam

Matteo Vecchi is now officially joining us with his recently funded POLONEZ BIS 2 project titled "Metacommunity Ecology of Tardigrades in Ephemeral Habitats" (see previous post). POLONEZ BIS is a grant scheme co-funded by the European Commission and the Polish National Science Centre under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND. The programme offers postdoctoral fellowships in Poland for researchers from all over the world.

Photo: Matteo Vecchi.


Matteo is Italian but comes to us from the Jyväskylä University, Finland. In his project, he focuses on rock pools which are bedrock depressions that accumulate sediment and contain ample tardigrade communities. He is interested in how tardigrades deal with living in these small, extreme habitats which often occur in more or less connected clusters. His plan is to identify tardigrade communities in rock pools and find out how these communities are shaped by the environmental conditions and other factors. To learn more about Matteo, see here.

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