Patch Thongthaisong

Postdoc

Leibniz-Institut für Gewässerökologie und Binnenfischerei

Abt. Experimentelle Limnologie

Alte Fischerhütte 2

16775 Stechlin OT Neuglobsow

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I'm a postdoctoral researcher in Theoretical Ecology group led by Sabine Wollrab. I had been also a PhD student in the group from September 2018 (pursuing the degree). My skills and topics of my PhD and Postdoc projects are listed below.

  • (skills) Mathematical modelling and analysis

    • differential equations
    • trait adaptation equation
  • (topics) Selection and complementarity effect on early stage of phytoplankton bloom

    • project started in September 2023
  • (topics) Pathogens in food webs

    • parasitic fungi infecting phytoplankton and a feeding link on them (mycoloop) (published and submitted as a part of PhD thesis)
      • Transfer efficiency of the mycoloop pathway to zooplankton could be up to 30% (Thongthaisong et al.,2022)
      • Parasites of phytoplankton could also support host bloom formation, not only cause bloom decline (under revision).
    • effects of nano-microplastics on parasitic interactions in plankton food webs (unpublished)
    • effects of adding parasites in food web modelling (funded proposal by Program Area 1 (2023), IGB)
  • (topics) Optimal prey preference strategy and optimal prey availability

    • Food web, which has the top consumer having trait adaptation, could response to environmental changes differently from that without adaptation (a part of PhD thesis):
      • In a pentagon-shape food web, a top consumer expressing Holling type III functional response and adaptive prey preference could keep prey abundances constant under eutrophication (Thongthaisong et al., 2022).
      • That phenomenon is also possible when the ingestion rate is assumed to be a linear functional response in any food web with the top consumer having two alternative prey. Those unchanged prey availabilities exist for a linear, a Holling type II and III functional response of the top consumer (in prep).
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Education

09/2018-present: PhD student at the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), supervised by Dr. Sabine Wollrab and Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Grossart. Thesis title: Alternative states of a simple predator-prey system induced by fungal parasitism.

2015-2018: MSc Applied Mathematics (International Program), Mahidol University, Thailand. Thesis title: The Effect of Nitrogen and Phosphorus to the Growth of Microalgae Using the Droop-Logistic Model. Advisor: Asst. Prof. Somkid Amornsamarnkul (Department of Mathematics), co-Advisors: Assoc. Prof. Wannapong Triampo (Department of Physics), and Lect. Nathnarong Khajohnsaksumeth (Department of Mathematics).

2011-2015: BSc Mathematics, Khon Kaen University, Thailand. Research project: Ordered Full Transformation Semigroup. Advisor: Lect. Jeerayut Wetweerapong (Department of Mathematics, Khon Kaen University).

 

 

 

Publications

2022

Scientific Activities

Services to scientific communities

Peer review:

2023 Ecological Complexity

Teaching experience: “Mechanistic modelling to better understand nature”, a presentation in a course conducted by Hans-Peter Grossart, 2022, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Neuglobsow, Germany

Support of poster and oral presentations during Audit of IGB in 2022, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Berlin, Germany

Technical support: Congress of the International Society of Limnology (SIL100) 2022, Berlin, Germany

Teaching experience: Mathematical modelling for species interactions for visiting high-school students 2021 and 2022, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Neuglobsow, Germany

Organizer: Department Seminar 2022, Department 3 plankton and microbial ecology, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Neuglobsow, Germany

Conferences and presentations

since 2019

Thongthaisong P and Wollrab S. Optimal prey preference: implications and constraints (poster). British Ecological Society 2023, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Thongthaisong P and Wollrab S. Optimal prey preference: implications and constraints. The annual meeting of the German Limnology Society (DGL) 2023, Köln, Germany

Thongthaisong P, Kasada M, Grossart H-P, Wollrab S. Time-lag in host-parasite interactions promote phytoplankton bloom formation in plankton communities. 52nd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GfÖ) 2023, Leipzig, Germany

Thongthaisong P and Wollrab S. Optimal prey preference: implications and constraints. (poster) 6th Workshop on Trait-Based Approaches to Ocean Life 2023, Copenhagen, Denmark

Thongthaisong P, Kasada M, Grossart H-P, Wollrab S. Theoretical implications on the energetic role of parasites and ecosystem benefits. The annual meeting of the German Limnology Society (DGL) 2022, Konstanz, Germany

Thongthaisong P, Kasada M, Grossart H-P, Wollrab S. Theoretical implications on the energetic role of parasites and ecosystem benefits. Congress of the International Society of Limnology (SIL100) 2022, Berlin, Germany

Thongthaisong P. The importance of fungi-mediated feeding interactions for plankton dynamics and energy transport. 3rd year doctoral candidate presentation 2021 (virtual), Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Berlin, Germany

Thongthaisong P, Kasada M, Grossart H-P, Wollrab S. The interaction of adaptive
zooplankton and parasitic fungi alters response pattern of planktonic food web to
nutrient enrichment. ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting 2021 (virtual), Mallorca, Spain

Thongthaisong P, Kasada M, Grossart H-P, Wollrab S. The interaction of adaptive
zooplankton and parasitic fungi alters response pattern of planktonic food web to
nutrient enrichment. 12th Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences (SEFS) 2021(virtual), Dublin, Ireland

Thongthaisong P, Kasada M, Grossart H-P, Wollrab S. Knowledge gained from studying influences of parasitic fungi on food web properties under adaptive predation. Priority Program 1704 DynaTrait Annual Meeting 2021, University of
Potsdam, Germany

Thongthaisong P, Kasada M, Grossart H-P, Wollrab S. Mycoloop food web with adaptive zooplankton. Priority Program 1704 DynaTrait Symposium 2020, University of Potsdam, Germany

Thongthaisong P, Kasada M, Grossart H-P, Wollrab S. The influence of zooplankton feeding preference for the zoospores of parasitic fungi on competition between edible versus inedible algae in aquatic plankton communities. SAME Meeting 2019, University of Potsdam, Germany

Thongthaisong P, Kasada M, Grossart H-P, Wollrab S. The influence of zooplankton feeding preference for the zoospores of parasitic fungi on competition between edible versus inedible algae in aquatic plankton communities. Priority Program 1704 DynaTrait Symposium 2019, University of Potsdam, Germany

Training

Early Careers Day (online workshop), December 2023, organized by British Ecological Society 

Tools and tricks for writing a paper faster ... and better (online workshop), July 2023, conducted by Dr. Michele Burford, hosted by the International Society of Limnology (SIL)

Workshop on proposal writing (virtual) 2023, conducted by Prof. Dr. Annette Kolb, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Berlin, Germany

Scientific reviewing course (hybrid) 2023, conducted by Michael Monaghan, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Berlin, Germany

Introduction to Git (IGB’s Gitlab) (virtual) 2023, lectured by Hauke Dämpfling, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Berlin, Germany

Marine Ecology Course 29th Phuket, Thailand (virtual) 2022, organized by Walailak University.

Good scientific practice: Data reproducibility 2022, lectured by Kate Laskowski, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Berlin, Germany

Building a better application: how to market yourself for academic jobs 2022, lectured by Kate Laskowski, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Berlin, Germany

Tutorial on physical limnology (virtual) 2022, lectured by Sally Macintyre, Congress of the International Society of Limnology SIL100

Hacking Limnology (AEMON-J) (virtual) 2022

Reproducible Research with R by Center for Environmental Research, Education and Outreach CEREO (recorded workshop) 2022

Dive in – Literature and publishing 2021, Financing options for Open Access (virtual), Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Berlin, Germany

IGB Open Science Week 2021, Publishing: Where & How?, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Berlin, Germany

Scientific writing course 2021 conducted by Thomas Mehner, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Berlin, Germany

General Lake Model (GLM) (virtual) 2021, organized by GLEON

Speed reading (webinar) 2020, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Berlin, Germany

Twitter for Science (virtual) 2020, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Berlin, Germany

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