Nutrient analysis of Antarctic and alpine lakes: paleolimnological and biogeographical applications

01 January 2008 → 31 December 2010
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
    • Evolutionary biology
    • Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution
microbiota paleolimnology biogeography
Project description

Within this project we aim to analyze the total nitrogen and phosphorous concentrations in Antarctic and alpine lakes using an automatised analyzer. More specifically, we aim to (1) develop inference models for the quantitative reconstruction of changes in nutrient concentrations in sediment cores and (2) assess the importance of ecological versus historical factors in explaining the distribution of microbiota.