project . 2018 - 2019 . Closed

SAPPHIRE

Systematic analysis of Pacific phytoplankton and islands regional effects
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  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 746530 Call for proposal: H2020-MSCA-IF-2016
  • Funded under: H2020 | MSCA-IF-EF-RI Overall Budget: 108,172 EURFunder Contribution: 108,172 EUR
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    02 Apr 2018
    End Date
    01 Jul 2019
  • Detailed project information (CORDIS)
Description
Phytoplankton, the tiny algae that fix carbon dioxide via photosynthesis, represent the base of the oceanic food chain and support essentially all life in the oceans. In the tropical Pacific, where phytoplankton biomass is low, local nutrient enrichments near islands support ecosystems characterized by higher biomass and biodiversity. While this "island effect" has been known for 60 years, the vast majority of islands remain unstudied and impacts at the basin scale are unknown. Additionally, little is known regarding changes in phytoplankton community structure despite implications for higher trophic levels. The SAPPHIRE project will elucidate the impact of isla...
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Description
Phytoplankton, the tiny algae that fix carbon dioxide via photosynthesis, represent the base of the oceanic food chain and support essentially all life in the oceans. In the tropical Pacific, where phytoplankton biomass is low, local nutrient enrichments near islands support ecosystems characterized by higher biomass and biodiversity. While this "island effect" has been known for 60 years, the vast majority of islands remain unstudied and impacts at the basin scale are unknown. Additionally, little is known regarding changes in phytoplankton community structure despite implications for higher trophic levels. The SAPPHIRE project will elucidate the impact of isla...
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