This project comprises a comparative study of the carbon flux through the microbial food web in a series of marine and freshwater systems situated along trophic gradients. For each system, a model describing the transfer of carbon from the DOM pool to the mesozooplankton will be constructed. Two important processes will be investigated experimentally: the bacterial growth efficiency and the number of trophic levels present between bacteria and the mesozooplankton.
carbon flux, bacterial growth efficiency, aquatic microbial ecology
|De Wever, Aaike||member||1999-10-01||2002-09-30|
|Protistology & Aquatic Ecology||member|
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