What is GAME?

 

A good starting carrer for a young scientist

 

The GAME (Global Approach by Modular Experiments) project is an international student training and research program based at GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel, Germany. This project was created in 2002 by João’s PhD advisor – Martin Wahl. During their project term, participants address a marine-ecological problem in simultaneous experiments at a number of coastal sites, which are distributed widely across the globe.

 

Research is carried out by students working in bi-national pairs between a German participant and a student of the hosting institute from the country that he’s coming from and the project preparation plus the analysis of the global data sets both take place at GEOMAR in Kiel.

 

João is a former GAME student and since 2009 he is mentoring GAME students, first in the USA during his time at the Smithsonian and now in Madeira, Portugal

 

More information about GAME [Link]

Former GAME students mentored by João

2019: GAME XVII Project title:

MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Quinta do Lorde Marina Sítio da Piedade 9200-044 Caniçal, Madeira

Ana Nóbrega

Marilena Loeffler

2018: GAME XVI Project title: How Does Global Warming Affect Chemical Communication Processes in the Sea? MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Quinta do Lorde Marina Sítio da Piedade 9200-044 Caniçal, Madeira

Felicitas ten Brink

Anne Holzhauer

2017: GAME XV Project title: Does ocean warming influence the interplay between macroalgae and their predators? MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Quinta do Lorde Marina Sítio da Piedade 9200-044 Caniçal, Madeira

Katrin Schertenleib

Joana Coelho Roma

2016: GAME XIV Project title: Are there any interactive effects of heat stress and microplastic contamination on benthic filter feeders? MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Marine Biology Station of Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.

 

Sabrina Schneider Covachã

Catarina Serra Gonçalves

2015: GAME XIII Project title: Thermotolerance in sea anemones. MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Marine Biology Station of Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.

 

Sara Doolittle llanos

Suzie Schäfer

 

2014: GAME XII Project title: Effects of contaminated microplastic particles on marine deposit and filter feeder organisms. IMAR – Instituto do Mar, Marine Biology Station of Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.

 

Laura Mazaira

Lisa Hentschel

 

2013: GAME XI Project title: Effects of microplastic particles in coastal environments. IMAR – Instituto do Mar, Marine Biology Station of Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.

 

Filipa Paiva

Jenni Grossmann

 

2012: GAME X Project title: Do adverse conditions during transport select for stress-tolerant genotypes in founder populations of non-native invertebrates? Center of Oceanography, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal.

 

Filipa Paiva

Marie Garcia

 

2011: GAME IX Project title: Which impact does ecological resource predictability have on distribution patterns of marine species? Marine Invasions Research Lab, SERC, USA.

 

Tiffany Pasco

Imbarini Raraswati

 

2010: GAME VIII Project title: Invasive marine organisms: Are populations living in an invaded habitat more resistant against environmental stress than their counterparts in the source regions? Marine Invasions Research Lab, SERC, USA.

 

Anne Phillip

Florian von Bechtolsheim