WG2 Drivers underlying the dynamic of zoosporic diseases
Although zoosporic parasite infections are common and widespread, relatively little is known about the environmental drivers of their infection success. WG2 aims at elucidating these drivers for a better understanding of zoosporic parasite ecology and functional traits and how zoosporic parasite infections will respond to future climate and land use patterns.
Ultimately, WG2 aims at operationalising this knowledge in an azoospermic infection risk assessment tool for algal biotech and water managers. WG2 will complement the WG1 Observatory with data on ecological and functional traits of zoosporic parasites, moving the observatory towards a curated DNA sequence reference database.