Climate change effects on moss-associated N fixation

Hovedområde:Ecology
 
Målgruppe:Biology
 
Niveau:Masters, Bachelor
 
Projektbeskrivelse:

Mosses are colonized by nitrogen (N) fixing bacteria (mostly cyanobacteria) in unpolluted ecosystems like subarctic tundra, boreal forests and tropical cloud forests. But we do not know how climate change will affect the key ecosystem process of moss-associated nitrogen fixation. We use different approaches and methods to assess the effects of increased temperature, change in precipitation patterns etc. on N fixation performed by cyanobacteria colonizing mosses in natural ecosystems.

 
Anvendte metoder:nitrogen fixation measurements, microscopy, nutrient analyses
 
Keywords:mosses, cyanobacteria , climate change, nitrogen
 
Projekthjemmeside: https://www1.bio.ku.dk/english/research/te/ecosystem-ecology/
 
Vejleder(e): Kathrin Rousk
 
E-mail:kathrin.rousk@bio.ku.dk