Effects of UV-B radiation on Microbial communities in Kongsfjorden

Updated 2003-03-18

Effects of UV-B radiation on microbial communities in Kongsfjorden in relation to metal and dissolved organic matter availabillity.

Comments and additional information:

The project is part of the EU project COMET (Composition of dissolved organic matter and its interaction with metals and ultraviolet radiation in river-ocean systems: impact on the microbial food web)

Time frame

Status
Ongoing
Project time span
2001 - 2003
Data collection
2001 - 2002
Data processing
2001 - 2003
Data reporting
2001 - 2003

Contact information

Contact person
Sten-Åke Wangberg
Address
Botanical Institute Goteborg University P.O. Box 461, SE 405 30 Goteborg Sweden
Phone
+46 31 773 26 08
Fax
+46 31 773 26 26
Email
es.ug.ynatob@aws

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Biological effects
Heavy metals
UV effects
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Algae (algae, phytoplankton)
Plankton (zooplankton)
Additional information or further specification of types of data / information collected, species / tissues / organs sampled, etc.

bacteria, virus, photosynthetic pigments, UV shielding pigments, photosynthetic activity, Biological Weighting Functions for UVB, Radiation and seawater attenuation.

Geography

Regions studied
Svalbard
Sverdrup Research Station, Ny-Ålesund

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
No

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Yes
Other institutes involved in the project

NERI, Denmark; DHI, Denmark; AWI, Germany, NIOZ, the Netherlands; Univ. Liverpool, Great Britain.

Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

EU FP5

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