Essays about: "phytoplankton"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 37 essays containing the word phytoplankton.

  1. 1. Methane Sulphonic Acid in East Antarctic Coastal Firn and Ice Cores and Its Relationship with Chlorophyll-a and Sea Ice Extent in the Southern Ocean

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Author : Emma Nilsson; [2022]
    Keywords : methane sulphonic acid; firn cores; sea ice proxy; marine primary productivity; Fimbul Ice Shelf; Dronning Maud Land; metansulfonsyra; firnkärnor; havsis-proxy; marin primärproduktion; Fimbulisen; Dronning Maud Land;

    Abstract : The seasonal retreat of sea ice in the austral spring and summer around Antarctica has a significant effect on phytoplankton activity, mainly due to light availability, meltwater input of dissolved iron, and surface water stratification. Phytoplankton produce dimethylsulfoniopropionate, the precursor to the climate-cooling gas dimethyl sulphide, which is ventilated to the atmosphere and oxidised to methane sulphonic acid (MSA). READ MORE

  2. 2. How brownification and eutrophication effects a drinking water source – with Lake Bolmen, Sweden, in focus

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Miljövetenskaplig utbildning; Lunds universitet/Centrum för miljö- och klimatvetenskap (CEC)

    Author : Stina Stomberg; [2022]
    Keywords : brownification; eutrophication effects; drinking water; phytoplankton; Lake Bolmen; mesocosm; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : The ongoing human impact in form of deforestation, urbanization and intense agriculture is affecting the natural hydrology and our freshwater lakes negatively. Both eutrophication and brownification has seen to increase with the ongoing environmental change which can potentially have large impact on our freshwater ecosystems. READ MORE

  3. 3. Top - down control: parasitism and predation on Gonyostomum semen in Swedish brown water lakes

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för biologisk grundutbildning

    Author : Ingrid Bergman; [2022]
    Keywords : limnology; phytoplankton; top-down control;

    Abstract : Gonyostomum semen is a raphidophyte microalgae that can be found in brown water lakes all over Sweden. The species forms substantial summer blooms that can completely dominate the phytoplankton community, largely due to its limited grazing pressure. To test whether parasites control the abundance of G. READ MORE

  4. 4. Ecotoxicological effects on the coral endosymbiont Symbiodiniaceae of organic UV-filter chemicals

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för biologisk grundutbildning

    Author : Nanna Walther; [2022]
    Keywords : Environmental toxicology; Symbiodiniaceae; miljötoxikologi; phytoplankton; UV-filter chemicals; corals; environmental biology; biology; toxicology; chemicals; sunscreen; pollution; ocean; coral bleaching;

    Abstract : Coral bleaching causes the disappearance of unique ecosystems supporting thousands of different species. The corals health depends on its relationship with its endosymbiont, the zooxanthellate Symbiodiniaceae. This mutualistic relationship can be disrupted by anthropogenic chemical pollution by inducing physiologically stress in Symbiodiniaceae. READ MORE

  5. 5. The nutrient-color paradigm : A test based on a comperative analysis of lakes in four ecoregions in Sweden

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap

    Author : Viktoria Nordström; [2021]
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    Abstract : The nutrient-color paradigm explains lake productivity as a function of the concentrations of nutrients and colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM) in the water column.  Specifically, the paradigm predicts that primary production decreases with increasing concentrations of CDOM due to reduced light penetration, and increases with nitrogen or phosphorus concentration because these are typically the growth limiting elements for phytoplankton. READ MORE