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Successional changes in marine snow in the northern Adriatic: relation between the age and morphology of marine snow and N cycling


Supervisor: Gerhard Herndl

PhD student: Paul Steiner

Group: Microbial Oceanography, Department of Limnology and Bio-Oceanography




The successional changes in the microbial community inhabiting marine snow collected in the Adriatic Sea will be examined and compared with those of the ambient water. Specific emphasis will be given to resolving the microspatial architecture of the microbial community and to physically and chemically characterize the microenvironment of microbial populations in marine snow as it ages.

Co-supervisors: Wolfgang Wanek & Christa Schleper.

Secondment: J. Gasol (CSIC Barcelona, Spain)

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