KOP 56: Biogeochemistry of carbon, iron and sulfur cycling in West-Svalbard fjords (Arctic Fjord Biogeochemistry)

The collaborating research groups will investigate the biological and environmental controls on organic matter mineralization and element cycling in Svalbard fjord water and sediments.

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  • biosphere / ecological dynamics / ecosystem functions
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  • biosphere / ecological dynamics / biogeochemical cycles
  • oceans / marine sediments / sediment chemistry
  • oceans / marine sediments / biogenic sediments

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The fjords constitute a dynamic interface between the terrestrial mineral flux from glacial melt water and the organic productivity by marine phytoplankton. The water column and the seabed are populated by cold-adapted communities of microorganisms that degrade the organic biomass and couple organic carbon oxidation to redox cycling of metals and sulfur in the sediments. We will study the role of glacial mineral influx on these microbial processes and analyze the functional diversity of predominant microbial communities. Furthermore, we will study the degradation of organic material, including specifically carbohydrates and hydrocarbons, by aerobic and anaerobic bacteria under the cold conditions of the high Arctic.

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