Arctic plankton in a changing climate (38783)

Project Details


Climate change impacts the marine arctic environment through changes in ice cover, ice thickness, irradiance, freshwater outflow, concentrations of nutrients and CO2 and the stratification. These factors determine the production, seasonality and fate of the planktonic primary production in the marine ecosystem. Plankton is fueling stocks of fish, marine birds and mammals and through that constitutes the base of the Greenlandic economy.
The aim of the project was to gain knowledge about the interaction between climate, oceanography and plankton in the vulnerable Greenlandic marine ecosystem trough field and laboratory experiments. The project was interdisciplinary and closely coordinated with the other projects under the Greenland Climate Research Centre.

The project was funded by the Commission for Scientific Investigations in Greenland (KVUG), Greenland Climate Research Centre, Danish Centre for Marine Research, and Carlsberg Foundation.

The project was coordinated by DTU Aqua.

Research area: Oceanography
Research area: Marine Populations and Ecosystem Dynamics
Effective start/end date01/01/201031/12/2014


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