Hanna Farnelid

Hanna Farnelid

Associate professor
Department of Biology and Environmental Science Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
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I’m an associate professor in marine ecology. I have a PhD in microbiology and an engineering degree from Chalmers University of Technology in Biotechnology. I study phytoplankton and bacteria with a focus on microbial diversity, distribution and functionality. In my research I use traditional microbial methods in combination with in situ studies and molecular methods. I am particularly interested in genetic microdiversity within microbial lineages and their consequences for ecosystem functioning.


I teach in a number of microbiology and marine ecology courses within the BSc program in biology and the MSc program in aquatic ecology. I supervise first, second, and third level thesis students.


My research interests are within aquatic microbial ecology with a focus on microbial diversity and functionality. I study phytoplankton and bacteria interactions with a focus on processes such as carbon and nitrogen fixation. My current research is focusing on microdiversity and econiches of Synechococcus sublineages.


Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment (Environmental analyst 10%)

My ongoing research projects


Article in journal (Refereed)

Article, review/survey (Refereed)

Chapter in book (Other academic)

Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)