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Dissertation

The microphytobenthos and its role in aquatic food webs

Microphytobenthos represents an important component in freshwater and marine habitats as it contributes significantly to the primary production in shallow-water ecosystems and benthic microalgae biomass supports higher trophic levels. This study had the main aim of elucidating which microphytobenthic...
Dissertation

Impacts of warming and increasing pCO2 on natural phytoplankton communities

Following the predictions of the IPCC (2014), the water surface temperature in the oceans is proposed to increase by 3-5°C, while at the same time CO2 concentrations in the water are expected to double until the year 2100. A large number of experiments observed effects of warming or rising CO2 concentrations...
Dissertation

Mechanistic insights to the effective pathways of global and local climate...

Anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions have been driving global climate change and they will continue to do so over the course of the 21st century. Most of the marine biosphere and especially coastal marine systems have suffered from high anthropogenic pressure per se and it is possible that the novel...
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Effects of ocean acidification and warming on microzooplankton communities

Among the environmental stressors affecting the oceans, warming and acidification have been identified as two of the most important ones. Currently, the understanding of the effects of the two stressors on plankton communities forming the base of the food web is still incomplete. Data availability for...