Protist microcosms are a great model systems to investigate various questions in ecology and evolutionary biology. A new paper by a large group of researchers working with this model system has appeared online. The purpose of the paper is to provide a user’s guide for using this model system; a series of various laboratory protocols is included as a supplement to the paper.
Altermatt F., Fronhofer E.A., Garnier A., Giometto A., Hammes F., Klecka J., Legrand D., Mächler E, Massie T.M., Pennekamp F., Plebani M., Pontarp M., Schtickzelle N., Thuillier V. & Petchey O. (2015) Big answers from small worlds: a user’s guide for protist microcosms as a model system in ecology and evolution. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. (DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12312)