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Project: A study of the carbon flux through the microbial food web in aquatic systems: experiments and modelling.

project duration
01-OCT-99 – 30-SEP-02
abstract
This project comprises a comparative study of the carbon flux through the microbial food web in a series of marine and freshwater systems situated along trophic gradients. For each system, a model describing the transfer of carbon from the DOM pool to the mesozooplankton will be constructed. Two important processes will be investigated experimentally: the bacterial growth efficiency and the number of trophic levels present between bacteria and the mesozooplankton.