In the end, it all boils down to function.
My name is Meike Stumpp and I'm a Marine Eco-physiologist. I did my PhD in Kiel, Germany, and several postdocs abroad (Sweden, Taiwan) and are currently a lecturer/researcher at Kiel University.
My research centers on the interaction between the environment and physiological systems in marine invertebrate larvae. I am interested in the function and evolution of digestive systems and am using physiological trait based approaches to understand what molecular and physiological mechanisms are impacted by environmental change and how the environment may be driving the evolution of functional systems like the digestive tract in the future.
Check my illustrations for an visual impression of what I do.