ESCAPE presents results on Phaeocystis-dominated ecosystems
The Entangled Sulphur and CArbon cycles in Phaeocystis-dominated Ecosystems (ESCAPE) project will present its results during two consecutive scientific symposia in August at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands:
- A. Second International Symposium on Biological and Environmental Chemistry of DMS(P) and Related Compounds between 25 and 28 August 1999;
- B. The Role of Phaeocystis in Marine Biogeochemical Cycles and Fluxes between 28 and 30 August 1999.
ESCAPE is a research project sponsored by the MAST-programme of the European Commission (contract number: MAS3-CT96-0050) and one of the projects which are brought together under the umbrella of ELOISE (European Land-Ocean Interaction Studies).
The aim of the ESCAPE project is to understand the marine sulphur and carbon cycles and interactions between these cycles in coastal ecosystems dominated by the phytoplankton genus Phaeocystis, in order to make an estimation of the flux of these compounds to the atmosphere and the sediments.
For more details, please contact:
University of Groningen
Department of Marine Biology
PO Box 14
NL-9750 AA Haren
Tel. +31-50-3632253; Fax +31-50-3632261