Replication data for: Modelling Silicate – Nitrate - Ammonium co-limitation of algal growth and the importance of bacterial remineralisation based on an experimental Arctic coastal spring bloom culture study


Phytoplankton spring blooms in Arctic coastal ecosystems are affected by a drastically changing climate; making modelling their responses to these changes an important challenge to model ecosystem responses. These spring blooms are mostly dominated by diatoms growing exponentially in spring until the nutrients silicon or nitrogen are depleted and the bloom terminates. Regenerated production fueled by ammonium recycled by bacterial activity may extend this Bloom. Ecosystem models currently used mostly ignore or oversimplify multinutrient co-limitations and the role of bacteria recycling. Hence, we recreated a typical spring Bloom scenario in a cultivation experiment with the aim to develop a dynamic model that describes these dynamics accurately with the lowest possible complexity. In the cultivation study, the diatom Chaetoceros socialis grew either under axenic conditions or in co-culture with bacteria cultures of Pseudoalteromonas elyakovii. In co-culture, the diatoms grew longer, faster and to higher biomass due to ammonium regeneration.

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Creator Vonnahme, Tobias R (UiT The Arctic University of Norway); Leroy, Martial (Université Grenoble Alpes); Thoms, Silke (Alfred-Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research); van Oevelen, Dick (Utrecht University); Harvey, Rodger (Old Dominion University); Kristiansen, Svein (UiT The Arctic University of Norway); Dietrich, Ulrike (UiT The Arctic University of Norway); Gradinger, Rolf R (UiT The Arctic University of Norway); Völker, Christoph (Alfred-Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research)
Publisher DataverseNO
Contributor Vonnahme, Tobias R; UiT The Arctic University of Norway; Dubourg, Paul; UiT Open Research Data
Publication Year 2020
Funding Reference Tromsø Research Foundation (TFS) and UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Rights CC0 Waiver
OpenAccess true
Contact Vonnahme, Tobias R (UiT The Arctic University of Norway)
Resource Type experimental data
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Size 7760; 8487; 18389
Version 1.0
Discipline Various
Spatial Coverage Tromsø