Land based mesocosm experiment studying the simultaneous impact of warming and acidification on the planktonic food web of the Eastern Mediterranean

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A land based mesocosm experiment focusing on the study of the simultaneous impact of warming and acidification on the planktonic food web of the Eastern Mediterranean took place in August-September 2013 at the mesocosm facilities of HCMR in Crete (CRETACOSMOS). Two different pCO2 (present day and predicted for year 2100) were applied in triplicate mesocosms of 3 m**3. This was tested in two different temperatures (ambient seawater T and ambient T plus 3°C). Twelve mesocosms in total were incubated in two large concrete tanks. Temperature was controlled by sophisticated, automated systems. A large variety of chemical, biological and biochemical variables were studied, including salinity, temperature, light and alkalinity measurements, inorganic and organic, particulate and dissolved, nutrient analyses, biological stock (Chla concentration, enumeration and community composition of microbial, phyto- and zooplankton organisms) and rate (primary, bacterial, viral production, copepod egg production, zooplankton grazing, N2 fixation, P uptake) measurements, bacterial DNA extraction and phytoplankton transcriptomics, calcifiers analyses. Twenty three scientists from 6 Institutes and 5 countries participated in this experiment.

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DOI http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.836005
Metadata Access http://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite3&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.836005
Provenance
Creator Pitta, Paraskevi;Ziveri, Patrizia;Krasakopoulou, Evangelia;Frangoulis, Constantin
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2014
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Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
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Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (35N,25E)
Temporal Point 2012-08-30T11:59:59Z