1.4 Effect of environmental factors on the functional and phylogenetic diversity of phytoplankton communities

The main focus of the research is to determine how changes in the environment (climate change, nutrient loading, landscape management) are manifested in the spatiotemporal pattern of functional composition in planktonic algal (phytoplankton) communities. The analysis of available long-term datasets can provide a more in-depth understanding of the relationships between dominant processes in the aquatic environment, algal communities and water quality.