Resilience and recovery of meiofaunal communities in different anthropologically induced disturbance scenarios.

01 September 2016 → 31 December 2017
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
    • Animal biology
    • Ecology
    • General biology
    • Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution
    • Environmental science and management
    • Other environmental sciences
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
ecosystem functioning ecotoxicology deep-sea mining Nematodes meiofauna acidification
Project description

This PhD research deals with different aspects of anthropogenic disturbance of marine benthic ecosystems. On the one hand it targets ecological aspects of ocean acidification resulting from carbon sequestration in a mesocosm multi species experiment. And on the other hand different aspects of potential impacts of deep-sea mining on the benthic meiofauna are investigated by in-situ and laboratory experiments.