Thesis

Long-term variability of zooplankton communities in Artic (Kongsfjorden, Svalbard) in relation of climate variability.

Tema
Long-term variability of zooplankton communities in Artic (Kongsfjorden, Svalbard) in relation of climate variability.
Corso di laurea
Biologia Marina, Scienze Ambientali, Scienze Biologiche, Scienze Naturali
Settore disciplinare
Ambiente
Requisiti per richiedere la tesi
The Arctic cryosphere is changing rapidly. Accelerated melt of the Greenland ice sheet, increased runo from Arctic glaciers, diminishing sea ice have profound impacts on coastal environments of the North. In marine process studies, the knowledge of a phenomenon depends on observations, which are usually extremely complexes because of the intrinsic difficulty of the type of measurements that have to be made. These issues are specifically urgent and strategic for coastal polar areas, that present an extremely high spatial-temporal variability. Seasonal and interannual variability of the zooplankton composition and abundance will be studied in long-time series of sediment trap samples. Zooplanktonic community data will be integrated with in situ oceanographic, biogeochemical and satellite data to describe the local physical dynamics and biogeochemical processes, and to provide evolutional trends on a large time scale. Zooplankton groups and abundance analysis will be studied to understand the temporal distribution of zooplankton biomass in coastal waters and to evaluate the zooplankton characterization, abundance and dynamics using 10-year time series sediment trap samples.
Data di scadenza
2021-12-31
Numero tesisti
2
Durata prevista
6 mesi
Sede svolgimento
Istituto di Scienze Polari (ISP)
c/o Area della Ricerca di Bologna
Via P. Gobetti, 101 - 40129 Bologna (BO)
Phone number: +39 051 6398880
Fax: +39 051 6398939
Email: responsabile_bo@isp.cnr.it
Tutor
Patrizia Giordano
Phone number: 0516398902
Email: patrizia.giordano@cnr.it