MPEA is celebrating its latest victory among our motley crew of scientists: Mireia Bertos-Fortis defended her thesis on Friday and received her PhD. In her oral dissertation, Mireia discussed her work with the highly toxic cyanobacterium, Nodularia spumigena, and the effects of decreasing salinity on cyanobacteria in the Baltic Sea.
Speaking clearly and with trademark great enthusiasm, Mireia defended her thesis against opponent Prof Ilana Berman Frank, Bar Ilan Univ., Israel, and the examining committee – Prof. Helle Ploug, University of Gothenburg Dr. Dedmer van de Waal, Netherlands Institute of Ecology, the Netherlands Assoc. Prof. Björn Karlsson, Linnaeus University – with expert authority.
Congratulations on your hard work Mireia, the field of Aquatic Ecology is made better with you in it!
-Caroline A. Littlefield Karlsson