Project Details

Description

What is the role of benthic faunal carbon and nutrient pools in the coastal ecosystem? This project will provide new information regarding stoichiometric and allometric traits of important benthic species to test and expand principles of ecological stoichiometry and metabolic scaling theories. The results will be used to estimate the consequences of human-induced imbalances in C:N:P ratios for benthic nutrient turnover rates in the coastal zone.

Layman's description

The project investigate the role of macrofauna (animals living on the seafloor) for carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus storage and recycling. How does it vary between species, between different types of seafloor habitats (for example sand vs. mud) and how does it vary during different times of the year?
StatusActive
Effective start/end date01/01/201931/12/2021

Funding

  • SUOMEN AKATEMIA: €277,566.00

Fields of Science

  • 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology

Projects

Activities

  • 3 Oral presentation
  • 3 Academic visit to other institution

Kristineberg Marin Research Station, University of Gothenburg

Anna Villnäs (Visiting researcher), Camilla Gustafsson (Visiting researcher), Eduardo Infantes (Other role)
29 Jan 202031 Jan 2020

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Stockholm University

Anna Villnäs (Visiting researcher)
14 May 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Press / Media

Marinbiolog Anna Villnäs berättar vad lågvattnet beror på

Anna Villnäs

26/04/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media