This pilot project aims to use a large scale mesocosm facility in order to simulate potential future global change scenarios of lake ecosystems. We try to follow up a whole plankton community (Phytoplankton, Zooplankton, Microplankton) during these experiments.

Project participants:

Christian Wurzbacher (IGB)
Michael T. Monaghan (IGB)

Involved BeGenDiv members:

Michael T. Monaghan – PI
Christian Wurzbacher – PI
Susan Mbedi – strategy library prep
Kirsten Richter – lab work library prep

Applied methods:

Metabarcoding
Sequencing: Illumina MiSeq

Status at BeGenDiv:

ongoing

Partner institutes:

Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Warnemünde (IOW)

Funding:

SAW Pakt Project TemBi (Leibniz/IGB)

Duration:

2012 – 2014

Link:

http://www.lake-lab.de/