Glacial activity and its effects to limnic systems in the Kobbefjord - Studies of food-web and sediment in lakes
Fieldwork / Study
Geolocation is 64.122804494365, -51.343574523926
The lake near the Kobbefjord Glacier is/has been very sensitive to glacial changes during the past thousands of years, and will be investigated for a) changes in water chemistry, biological communities; b) food chain dynamics by using stable isotopes (C, N); c) genetic changes in zooplankton, flagellates and bacteria; d) speed of changes in the biological communities as a response to dramatic temperature changes due to climate changes. Sediment cores will be sampled and analyzed for biological remains with special focus on the last 200 years, the little ice age and the mid-holocene varm period plus the cold period 8200 years ago.
Site: Kobbefjord, Nuuk, Greenland
PI: Erik Jeppesen
Fieldwork summary / photo blog: Link to ARC photo blog