UV/marine macrophytes

Updated 2001-04-10

The overall objective is to assess the influence of increased UV radiation and temperature on photosynthesis, nutrient uptake and primary production of microphytes. In order to do this, the existence and nature of strategies against potential UV damage in marine macrophytes of different climatic regions will be investigated. Research activities Measurement of photosynthesis using oxygen exchange and variable fluorescence (PAM); determination of oxidative stress (Gluthation, SOD, CLSM) and nutrient uptake under different UV-regimes

This is not a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Status
Completed
Project time span
1996 - 1999
Data collection
not specified
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Jacco Kromkamp
Address
NIOO-CEMO PO Box 140 4400 AC Yerseke Netherlands
Phone
+31 113 577300 (inst.) / 577481 (direct)
Fax
+31 113 573616
Email
ln.wank.ooin.omec@pmakmork
Other project contacts
Visiting address: Korringaweg 7 Yerseke Patty Brouwer, NIOO-CEMO

Parameters and Media

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

Measurement of photosynthesis using oxygen exchange and variable fluorescence (PAM); determination of oxidative stress (Gluthation, SOD, CLSM) and nutrient uptake under different UV-regimes Sampling frequency monthly

Geography

Regions studied

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
no
References to key publications (or planned publications) and data reports
Bischof, K et al. Acclimation of brown algal photosynthesis to ultraviolet radiation in Arctic coastal waters (Spitsbergen, Norway). Polar Biology (submitted)
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

- Alfred Wegener Institute (Germany) - University of Groningen (Netherlands) - University of Malaga, Dept. of Ecology (Spain) - Biologische Anstalt Helgoland (Germany)

Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

This research is part of a EU Environment & Climate Research Programme "Effects of ultraviolet radiation on marine macroalgae and seagrasses (UV/marine macrophytes)", which is co-ordinated by the AWI, Bremerhaven, Germany

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