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The role of feeding strategies in shaping the structure and biodiversity of diatom and copepod communities

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Dutch title: De rol van voedingsstrategieën voor het bepalen van de structuur en biodiversiteit van diatomeeën- en copepodengemeenschappen.
Reference no: G031304N
Period: January 2004 till December 2007
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Biodiversity; Experiments

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  • Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), more
  • Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Laboratorium voor Protistologie en Aquatische Ecologie (PAE), more
  • Stockholm University; Department of zoology, more
  • Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Economie, Wetenschap en Innovatie; Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen (FWO), more, sponsor

Abstract:
The project aims to contribute to a better understanding of the trofic interactions between diatoms and harpacticoid copepods and more specific to the functional role of these interactions on the biodiversity of both primary producers and consumers. The objective will be realised in three part: I. Methodological aspects of ex situ experiments based on stable isotope analysis; II. Diversity of copepods and the effect of diatoms and the effect of copepods on diatoms.

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