Fachgebiet Ecology

Dr. Dominik Forster

Postdoc


Address

Erwin-Schroedinger-Street
Building 14, Room 264
67663 Kaiserslautern

Postbox 3049 
67663 Kaiserslautern

Contact

Tel.: +49 631 205 3634
Fax: +49 631 205 132496
E-Mail: dforster(at)rhrk.uni-kl.de

CURRICULUM VITAE

2017-2019Postdoc, Carl Zeiss fellowship, University of Kaiserslautern
2016-2017Postdoc, University of Kaiserslautern
2016Dr. rer. nat. (Ph. D.), University of Kaiserslautern
2011M. Sc., University of Kaiserslautern
2009B. Sc., University of Kaiserslautern

PUBLICATIONS

 
2019

Forster D, Lentendu G, Filker S, Dubois E, Wilding T & Stoeck T

Improving eDNA-based protist diversity assessments using networks of amplicon sequence variants.

Environmental Microbiology (accepted)

Pitsch G, Bruni EB, Forster D, Qu Z, Sonntag B, Stoeck T & Posch T

Seasonality of planktonic freshwater ciliates: Are analyses based on V9 regions of the 18S rRNA gene correlated with morphospecies counts?

Frontiers in Microbiology 10: 248, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00248

 
2018

Piredda R, Claverie JM, Decelle J, de Vargas C, Dunthorn M, Edvardsen B, Eikrem W, Forster D, Kooistra WHCF, Logares R, Massana R, Montresor M, Not F, Ogata H, Pawlowski J, Romac S, Sarno D, Stoeck T & Zingone A

Diatom diversity through HTS-metabarcoding in coastal European seas.

Scientific Reports 8, 18059, doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-36345-9

 

Forster D, Filker S, Kochems R, Breiner HW, Cordier T, Pawlowski J & Stoeck T

A comparison of different ciliate meta barcode genes as bioindicators for environmental impact assessment of salmon aquaculture. 

Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 66: 294-308, doi: 10.1111/jeu,12670

 

Stoeck T, Pan H, Dully V, Forster D & Jung T 

Towards an eDNA metabarcode-based performance indicator for full-scale municipal wastewater treatment plants. 

Water Research 144: 322-331, doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2018.07.051

 

Cordier T, Forster D, Dufresne Y, Martins C, Stoeck T & Pawlowski J

Supervised machine learning outperforms taxonomy-based environmental DNA metabarcoding applied to biomonitoring.

Molecular Ecology Resources 18: 1381-1391, doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12926

 

Xu Y, Stoeck T, Forster D, Ma Z, Zhang L & Fan X

Environmental status assessment using biological traits analyses and functional diversity indices of benthic ciliate communities. 

Marine Pollution Bulletin 131: 646-654, doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.04.064

 

Stoeck T, Frühe L, Forster D, Cordier T, Martins C I M & Pawlowski J

Environmental DNA metabarcoding of benthic bacterial communities indicates the benthic footprint of salmon aquaculture. 

Marine Pollution Bulletin 127: 139-149, doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.11.065

 

Stoeck T, Kochems R, Forster D, Lejzerowicz F & Pawlowski J

Metabarcoding of benthic ciliate communities shows high potential for environmental monitoring of salmon aquaculture

Ecological Indicators 85: 153-164, doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.10.041

 
2017

Filker S, Forster D, Weinisch L, Mora-Ruiz M, González B, Farías M, Rosselló-Móra R & Stoeck T

Transition boundaries for protistan species turnover in hypersaline waters of different biogeographic regions.

Environmental Microbiology 19: 3186-3200, doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13805

 
2016

Forster D, Dunthorn M, Mahé F, Dolan JR, Audic S, Bass D, Bittner L, Boutte C, Christen R, Claverie JM, Decelle J, Edvardsen B, Egge E, Eikrem W, Gobet A, Kooistra WHCF, Logares R, Massana R, Montresor M, Not F, Ogata H, Pawlowski J, Pernice MC, Romac S, Shalchian-Tabrizi K, Simon N, Richards TA, Santini S, Sarno D, Siano R, Vaulot D, Wincker P, Zingone A, de Vargas C & Stoeck T

Benthic protists: the under-charted majority.

FEMS Microbiology Ecology 92, fiw120, doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiw120 ('Editor's Choice' of the issue)

 

Forster D, Dunthorn M, Stoeck T & Mahé F

Comparison of three clustering approaches for detecting novel environmental microbial diversity. 

PeerJ 4: 1692, doi: 10.7717/peerj.1692

 

2015

Massana R, Gobet A, Audic S, Bass D, Bittner L, Boutte C, Chambouvet A, Christen R, Claverie JM, Decelle J, Dolan JR, Dunthorn M, Edvardsen B, Forn I, Forster D, Guillou L, Jaillon O, Kooistra WHCF, Logares R, Mahé F, Not F, Ogata H, Pawlowski J, Pernice MC, Probert I, Romac S, Richards TA, Santini S, Shalchian-Tabrizi K, Siano R, Simon N, Stoeck T, Vaulot D, Zingone A & de Vargas C

Marine protist diversity in European coastal waters and sediments as revealed by high-throughput sequencing.

Environmental Microbiology 17: 4035-4049, doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12955

 

Forster D, Bittner L, Karkar S, Dunthorn M, Romac S, Audic S, Lopez P, Stoeck T & Bapteste E

Testing ecological theories with sequence similarity networks: marine ciliates exhibit similar geographic dispersal patterns as multicellular organisms.

BMC Biology 13:16, doi: 10.1186/s12915-015-0125-5

 

2012

Forster D, Behnke A & Stoeck T

Meta-analyses of environmental sequence data identify anoxia and salinity as parameters shaping ciliate communities.

Systematics and Biodiversity 10: 277-288, doi: 10.1080/14772000.2012.706239

 

Jebaraj CS, Forster D, Kauff F & Stoeck T

Molecular diversity of Fungi from marine oxygen-deficient environments (ODEs). In: Chandralata Raghu-kumar (ed.). Biology of Marine Fungi. Springer Verlag, Berlin pp. 189-208

2019

Augmented Reality provides easy access to ecological data in network visualization (poster)

EMBO Workshop: Visualizing Biological Data (VIZBI 2019), Heidelberg, Germany

2019

Inferring ecological information from complex plankton-networks using Augmented Reality (poster)

38. Meeting of the German Society of Protozoology, Vienna, Austria 

2019

Learning from social media: be connected, be discovered, be in the trophic web

38. Meeting of the German Society of Protozoology, Vienna, Austria

2018

Mimikry - "Fake News" in fauna and flora (invited talk)

CampusKultur Themenreihe "FAKE", Kaiserslautern, Germany

2018

Atlantic, Pacific, Plastic - Biodiversity threads in the world´s oceans (invited talk)

Kolpinggesellschaft, Kaiserslautern, Germany

2018

Similar but different: Microbial co-occurence networks of two alpine lakes (poster)

37. Meeting of the German Society of Protozoology, Cologne, Germany

2017

Swarm network analyses reveal a high diversity of unknown colpodellids in hypersaline habitats (poster)

15. Symposium on Aquatic Microbial Ecology (SAME15), Zagreb, Croatia

2017

Novel protist diversity inferred from network analyses: a case study using colpodellids

15. International Congress of Protistology (ICOP), Prague, Czech Republic

2017

Microbial eukaryote diversity in European coastal habitats (Grell Award presentation, invited talk)

36. Meeting of the German Society of Protozoology, Meißen, Germany

2016

Globaler Klimawandel - Ursachen und Konsequenzen 

Kolpinggesellschaft, Kaiserslautern, Germany

2015

Exploring and estimating microbial eukaryote diversity in distinct marine compartments along the European coastline

34. Meeting of the German Society of Protozoology, Magdeburg, Germany

2015

Benthic protistan communities harbor a higher diversity than their planktonic counterparts

ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Granada, Spain

2014

Benthic protistan communities harbor a higher diversity than their planktonic counterparts

Fachbereichsseminar Biologie der TU Kaiserslautern, Thallichtenberg

2014

Testing ecological theories with sequence similarity networks (poster)

13. European Conference on Computational Biology, Strasbourg, France

2014

Targeted recovery and identification of novel diversity interred from pyrosequencing data networks

Association of European Marine Biological Laboratories, Naples, Italy

2013

Testing ecological theories with sequence similarity network

Faculty meeting, University of Kaiserslautern, Thallichtenberg, Germany

2013

Testing ecological theories with sequence similarity network

BioMarKs final Meeting, Roscoff, France

2013

Analyses of the V4-SSU rDNA reveal distribution patterns of ciliate communities in European coastal waters

32. Meeting of the German Society of Protozoology, Zurich, Switzerland

2011

An overview of ciliate communities in European coastal waters

BioMarKs Meeting, London, United Kingdom

2010

Biogeographic barriers in the dispersal of ciliates

29. Meeting of the German Society of Protozoology, Düsseldorf, Germany

2017

Postdoc grant (2 years)

Carl-Zeiss Foundation

2017

Holz-Conner travel grant for ISOP meeting

International Society of Protistologists

2017

Award for an outstanding dissertation

Faculty of Biology, University of Kaiserslautern

2017

Karl-Gottlieb-Grell award (dissertation)

Geman Society of Protozoology

2015

Travel grant for ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)

2014

Travel grant for Meeting of the German Society of Protozoology

Förderverein of the German Society of Protozoology (DGPF)

2013

Research grant for fieldwork in Naples, Italy

Association of European Marine Biological Laboratories (ASSEMBLE)

2013

Travel grant for Meeting of the German Society of Protozoology

Förderverein of the German Society of Protozoology (DGPF)

2012

Award for an outstanding Master thesis

Faculty of Biology, University of Kaiserslautern

2012-2014

Ph.D. fellowhip

Stipendienstiftung Rheinland-Pfalz

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