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Jerney Jacqueline

Visiting Scientist

Jerney Jacqueline

Marine Ecosystem Function and Modelling

Phone: +358 50 435 2764

Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)

Marine Research Centre

Address: Building EE, Agnes Sjöbergin katu 2, Viikki Campus, Helsinki

Current tasks

I am PhD student focusing on the importance of seed banks for the expansion of harmful algae blooms in the Baltic Sea. My target organism is a toxin producing dinoflagellate (Alexandrium ostenfeldii) which occurs in shallow waters of the Baltic Sea. My work includes sampling and cultivation of A. ostenfeldii, as well as experimentation and genetic characterisation of this organism. My aim is to unravel life cycle aspects and population dynamics of A. ostenfeldii in the Baltic Sea. My supervisors are Anke Kremp and Sanna Suikkanen.


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Alexandrium ostenfeldii


I have a BSc degree in ecology and a MSc degree in limnology (2012). Both were awarded by the University of Vienna and I that’s also where I gained experience in the field of wastewater cleaning and algae cultivation. Before starting my PhD I extended my background in applied phycology in Austria. First when working with algae biomass used as feedstock for biogas production at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences and later at the company Erber Future Business, where the establishment of an algae research laboratory was one of my main tasks.

Research topics

Phytoplankton population ecology


Ecological and evolutionary significance of seed banks for the expansion of phytoplankton blooms in the Baltic Sea

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Scientific publications

J. Jerney, M. Mayr, M. Schagerl, Biofilm scrubbing for restoration – algae community composition and succession in artificial streams , AIMS Env. Scien. 3 (2016) 560–581. doi: 10.3934/environsci.2016.3.560

M.R. Gruber-Brunhumer, J. Jerney, E. Zohar, M. Nussbaumer, C. Hieger, P. Bromberger, G. Bochman, F. Jirsa, M. Schagerl, J.P. Obbard, W. Fuchs, B. Drosg, Associated effects of storage and mechanical pre-treatments of microalgae biomass on biomethane yields in anaerobic digestion , Biomass and Bioenergy 93 (2016) 259–268. doi: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2016.07.013

M.R. Gruber-Brunhumer, M. Nussbaumer, J.Jerney, I. Ludwig, E. Zohar, I. Lang, G. Bochmann, M. Schagerl, J.P. Obbard, W. Fuchs, B.Drosg, Two-stage cultivation of N-rich and N-deprived Acutodesmus obliquus biomass: Influence of cultivation and dewatering methods on microalgal biomass used in anaerobic digestion , Algal Res. 17 (2016) 105–112. doi: 10.1016/j.algal.2016.04.016

M.R. Gruber-Brunhumer, J. Jerney, E. Zohar, M. Nussbaumer, C. Hieger, G. Bochmann, et al., Acutodesmus obliquus as a benchmark strain for evaluating methane production from microalgae: Influence of different storage and pretreatment methods on biogas yield , Algal Res. 12 (2015) 230–238. doi:10.1016/j.algal.2015.08.022.

M. Mayr, J. Jerney, M. Schagerl, Combating planktonic algae with benthic algae , Ecol. Eng. 74 (2015) 310–318. doi:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2014.10.034.

Technical Brochure

J.D. Murphy, B. Drosg, E. Allen, J. Jerney, A. Xia, C. Herrmann, A Perspective on algal biomass, IEA Bioenergy, 2015. (PDF)


Published 2017-08-28 at 15:33, updated 2017-09-05 at 10:21

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