Connectivity between terrestrial vegetation and aquatic food webs in the changing Arctic

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Arctic ecosystems are threatened by climate change and human development, which can affect freshwater biodiversity. However, knowledge is lacking to make reliable predictions of the future biodiversity changes. This project proposes to acquire reference data on the nutritional quality of the vegetation surrounding Arctic aquatic habitats as well as to test its connectivity with aquatic food webs using fatty acid and stable isotope techniques respectively. Data will be collected along a latitudinal transect including a series of lakes and rivers in Scandinavia, from north to south Norway via Sweden. this project will add essential knowledge on the functioning and on the stucture of Arctic freshwaters for the construction of the scenarios of changes in biodiversity with climate change.

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2021-09-16 10:00