Investigation and prevention of harmful algal blooms
The proliferation of microalgae of the genus Ostreopsis, known as harmful algal blooms (HABs), affects coastal ecosystems and represents a worsening ecological issue for the coming decades. The EU-funded CHEMICROS project is investigating the essential aspects of the microbial control of Ostreopsis blooms such as metabolism, toxin degradation and identification of bioagents for bloom control. The training project involves international collaboration and research activities with a focus on natural products chemistry and plankton ecology. Using cutting-edge techniques in analytical chemistry, CHEMICROS will develop a methodological toolset which will be applied to improve our understanding of other HAB species and to enable coastal managers to implement preventive measures.
Fields of science
- natural scienceschemical sciencesanalytical chemistry
- agricultural sciencesagriculture, forestry, and fisheriesfisheries
- natural sciencesbiological sciencesecologyecosystems
- natural sciencesearth and related environmental scienceshydrologylimnology
- natural sciencesearth and related environmental sciencesoceanography
Funding SchemeMSCA-IF-GF - Global Fellowships
Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.
94607 Oakland Ca
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