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BioBasis Zackenberg

General

Organisation
Program / partnership
Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring (GEM)
Project start
01.04.2020
Project end
31.03.2021
Type of project
Monitoring
Project theme
Terrestrial ecosystems
Project topic
Biology
Birds
Ecology
Ecosystems
Ecosystems, aquatic
Ecosystems, terrestrial
Molecular Ecology
Monitoring
Phytoplankton
Primary production
Snow
Terrestial mammals

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, North-East
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 74.4694302, -20.5733121

Fieldwork start
15.05.2020
Fieldwork end
15.09.2020

Project details

16.03.2020
Science / project plan

As part of Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring, BioBasis Zackenberg monitors key species and key processes across plant and animal populations and their interactions within the terrestrial and limnic ecosystems at Zackenberg, thereby documenting the intra- and inter-annual variation, resilience and long-term trends. Emphasis is on biodiversity, abundance and composition, phenology, reproduction and predation as important components in the structure and functioning of the high arctic ecosystems:

1. Flora (phytoplankton, lichens, mosses and vascular plants), including species diversity, community composition, abundance and phenology, herbivory, and greening patterns.
2. Invertebrates (zooplankton, arthropods) biodiversity, community composition, abundance and emergence phenology.
3. Vertebrates (fish , birds and mammals), including species diversity, community composition, abundance, breeding phenology, and predation.
Additional biotic (e.g. NDVI) and abiotic parameters (e.g. snow-melt patterns, soil moisture and water chemistry) related to biota are monitored, complementing other subprograms.

BioBasis aims at maintaining the integrity of the long core time series available from Zackenberg, whilst developing the monitoring to embrace new methodologies and questions.

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