In this research project the importance of the microbial food web in Lake Tanganyika will be assessed under different climate circumstances by means of monitoring (enumeration of bacteria, heterotrophic nanoflagellates and picoplankton in biweekly samples) and food web experiments (during both dry and wet season). This will permit the evaluation of carbon flux through and the trophic efficiency of the planktonic food web.
el niño, climate change, picoplankton, enso, heterotrophic nanoflagellates, lake tanganyika, microbial food web, planktonic food web, bacteria
|De Wever, Aaike||co-promotor|
|Protistology & Aquatic Ecology||member|
created:2011-12-14 14:18:59 UTC, source:iweto