Project: Microbial diversity and metal fluxes in contaminated North Sea sediments
- project duration
- 15-DEC-06 – 31-JAN-09
- The aim of the MICROMET research project is to understand the interactions between the structure and activity of microbial communities and metal contamination in marine sediments. To this end, we will study the whole microbial community (archaebacteria, eubacteria and microeukaryotes) of sediments in the BCP area using an interdisciplinary approach in which state-of-the-art geochemical and (molecular) microbiological methods are closely integrated.