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Marine primary producers under thinning ice: past responses and future projections for high Arctic Greenland

2014.03.10 | Egon Randa Frandsen

Date Tue 22 Jul Tue 05 Aug
Time 00:00    00:00
Location Daneborg, N.E. Greenland

This project will investigate the long-term response of marine primary producers to sea ice variability in high Arctic Greenland. A network of climate and biological proxies will be applied to marine sediment records retrieved from fjord areas in NE and NW Greenland, covering the past millennium, and combined with state-of-the-art molecular tools to obtain an integrated view including the functional (productivity), structural (community composition and diversity), and genetic level. The newly generated data will be used in climate models and simulations to project future sea ice cover and primary productivity

The project objectives for the Young Sound 2014 field season are:

- to collect sediment cores (along a transect from the Greenland Sea into the Sound)

- to obtain sea ice core samples (bottom ca. 10cm of sea ice cores) for IP25 and sea ice algae

PI: Sofia Ribeiro

Arctic Research Centre, Environment, climate and energy