Project: The effects of changing Arctic sea ice cover on pelagic microbial organic matter utilisation: from composition to consumption
The overarching aim of this PhD will be to understand how phyto- and bacterioplankton respond to changes in dissolved organic matter, from the perspective of functional composition and component dissolved organic carbon consumption in the water column (from surface to benthic-pelagic interface).
Patrick will participate in two Arctic research cruises sampling across spatial environmental gradients (drift ice to open-ocean, covering both Arctic waters and Atlantic inflow), and undertaking incubation addition experiments.
Arctic study to shed light on organisms key to the food chain
A research team – led by a University of Stirling expert – will set off on a scientific cruise to the Arctic Ocean this weekend in a bid to understand the behaviour of tiny organisms that are key to the food chain. Read more04 August 2019