Three-dimensional mapping and bio-physical coupling in the plankton microenvironment [ 2006 - 2008 ]

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Researchers Dr RL Waters; Dr L Seuront

Brief description The fate of carbon in the marine environment, and potential modification of global climate, is driven by organisms ranging in size from 0.1 to 100 �m interacting at mm to cm scales. This research will provide the first high-resolution 3D measurements of distributions, diversity and dynamics of these key organisms. Australia provides the unique opportunity to study these microscale patterns and processes in archetypical examples of environments representative of the world's most significant marine ecosystems. These results will maintain Australia at the cutting-edge of marine environmental science, and provide the first application of novel sampling, analysis and modelling techiques to environments of the Australian economic exclusion zone.

Funding Amount $296,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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