Respiration in sediments of alpine lakes

Updated 2003-04-22

In attempt to adress the importance of the sediments in the degradation of organic matter in lakes, we want to measure respiration in some alpine lakes in the Lake Torne Area. Earlier work have been made trying to measure the saturation of CO2 in surface water of lakes all over Sweden. The measurements of respiration will also be conducted in several lakes in southern Sweden. In the end we want to make whole system carbon budgets, so that we can estimate if lakes are sources or sinks of carbon.

Time frame

Status
Completed
Project time span
2001 - 2002
Data collection
not specified
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Grete Aronsen
Address
Inst. Ecology and environmental science/Physical Geography KBC-huset plan 5 Umeå universitet 901 87 Umeå

Parameters and Media

Not specified

Geography

Regions studied
Abisko Scientific Research Station

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)?
No
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