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Detection and analysis of nutrient limitation in coastal plankton communities across a hierarchy of temporal and physiological-systemic scales

Objective

DANLIM tests the applicability of new fundamental scientific knowledge in decision-making and management of anthropogenic nutrient load in coastal systems. We use a variety of state-of-the-art methods and their advancements, ranging from fluorometric techniques on a single cell level to various aspects of community level nutrient responses in mesocosms. The physiological-demographic mechanisms controlling natural phytoplankton populations are analysed with a new theoretical model. All promising methodological and theoretical results (including empirical bioassay models) will be deployed in an annual monitoring program to test their suitability as tools for coastal zone management. Our main deliverable is Guidelines for Monitoring Nutrient Limitation in Coastal Waters, promoting evolution and unification of European monitoring programs.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

FINNISH INSTITUTE OF MARINE RESEARCH
Address
3A,lyypekinkuja 3A
00931 Helsinki
Finland

Participants (7)

FINNISH ENVIRONMENTAL INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
Kesaekatu 6
00251 Helsinki
FYNS AMT
Denmark
Address
Orbaevej 100
5220 Odense
NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE - MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY
Denmark
Address
Frederiksborgvej 399
4000 Roskilde
NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE FOR WATER RESEARCH
Norway
Address
Brekkevn 19
0411 Oslo
UNIVERSITY OF BERGEN
Norway
Address
Armauer Hansens
5021 Bergen
UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX
United Kingdom
Address
Wivenhoe Park John Tabor Laboratories
CO4 3SQ Colchester
UNIVERSITY OF TARTU
Estonia
Address
Lai Street 40
51005 Tartu