Nadline Kjelsberg


Master student

Office A216

Tel: +41 32 718 22 10

Research interests

Marine turtles are important components of ecosystems because of the ecosystem services they provide and their interactions with other organisms. This group of vertebrates is currently endangered. My master's work focuses on marine turtle conservation medicine by studying the interactions between turtles and their epibionts in order to determine the impact of microbial communities associated with epibionts on the current state of turtle health. The goal of their identification is also to trace the origin of ghost fishing nets in which marine animals are trapped in order to stop their drift. My study consists in understanding the interactions between the health of wild species, the ecosystem through associated microbial organisms and human activities.

September 2016 – June 2019: Bachelor of Science in biology (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland)
June 2019 – now: Master combining marine biology (University of Technology Sydney, Australia) then conservation and microbiology (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland)