Project

Diversity and biogeography of deep-sea nematodes in the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone: integrating morphology and genetics

Duration
01 October 2015 → 30 September 2019
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
Keywords
Nematodes next generation sequencing Biodiversity
 
Project description

The Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone (CCFZ) in the tropical North Pacific the largest known reserve of commercially lucrative polymetallic nodules and this area remains mostly unexplored biologically. The current research projects aims at providing a description of the biodiversity and biogeography of deep-sea Nematodes in the CCFZ through a combination of molecular and morphological identification of species